13 Nov '11, 4am

More senior citizens choose to sleep in the streets - Straits Times

More senior citizens choose to sleep in the streets - Straits Times

A man (above) sleeping on a bench at an open square along Sago Street in Chinatown last month. The square draws some elderly people, who come prepared with bags of their belongings to spend the night. -- ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM By Elizabeth Soh Cheryl Ong In the past few years, the elderly woman has had three roommates living with her in her rental flat, each lasting no more than six months. She is now on the hunt for another, after accusing her current flatmate of locking her out of their one-room unit in the Havelock Road area. When the woman, who is in her 70s, does not immediately get a new roommate, she takes to sleeping on the streets instead. Background story Headstrong 'Old people are stubborn and they are fixed in their ways, so it's easy for them to disagree and quarrel. It is difficult for us to find them a roommate they are happy with.' MR ROBERT CHUA, centre mana...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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