Monday, June 7, 2010

Understanding the ‘The Elderly Challenge’


Housing for seniors.

There would be a wider range of houses that are more elderly-friendly than normal houses and encourages the seniors to spend more time with their families.

Accessibility for seniors.

The various modes of transport will be more elderly-friendly so that the seniors would be able to lead a more active lifestyle.

Caring for seniors.

There will be more healthcare for the seniors and these would be easily accessible and affordable.

Opportunities for seniors.

There would be more opportunities for the seniors to have to lead a active and healthy lifestyle and to build up relationships with other family members.


HDB would work with market players to offer reverse mortgage schemes for elderly HDB flat lessees at commercial terms.


The Government could top up the Medisave accounts of less well-off Singaporeans whenever possible so as to defray heath costs when they are in their old age.

A dedicated family physician within close proximity to the client is useful in ensuring the multiple needs of the elderly are met.


I could try and make my home a more elderly-friendly place and encourage others to do so too and have a positive mindset towards the elderly.

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