09 Oct '11, 7am

Low-income elderly receive help through $10m Senior Mobilty Fund

Low-income elderly receive help through $10m Senior Mobilty Fund

A pilot outreach project by the Tanglin-Cairnhill constituency has proven successful at helping low-income elderly receive mobility aids through the Health Ministry's $10 million Senior's Mobility Fund. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA By Huang Lijie A pilot outreach project by the Tanglin-Cairnhill constituency has proven successful at helping low-income elderly receive mobility aids through the Health Ministry's $10 million Senior's Mobility Fund. Grassroots leaders partnered the Agency for Integrated Care under the health ministry to go door-to-door to inform elderly living in rental flats of the fund. Eligible residents were also referred to the agency for assessment. Ms Indranee Rajah, Member of Parliament for the constituency and Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency, said the door-to-door outreach effort ensured that needy residents knew about the scheme and did...

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