02 Mar '11, 12pm

New inter-agency office to develop urban solutions for elderly - Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The government is setting up an inter-agency office to develop urban solutions for the elderly. Called the "City for All Ages Project Office", it will look at improving physical infrastructure to make it more elderly-friendly, while supporting services that cater to this growing group. The agencies involved are: the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Ministry of National Development (MND), Housing & Development Board (HDB), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Economic Development Board (EDB) and SPRING Singapore. The office will report to the Minister in charge of ageing issues, Mr Lim Boon Heng. Singapore is one of the fastest ageing societies in the world, with one million citizens born between 1947 and 1965. The rate of ageing is also expected to rise from four percent per annum in 2000-2011 to six p...

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