08 Jan '12, 11pm

Marine Parade, Whampoa, Bedok & Taman Jurong to get elderly-friendly fittings

Dr Khor said data gathered about seniors in pilot town Marine Parade will help identify the improvements needed. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO By Salma Khalik , HEALTH CORRESPONDENT Three towns - Whampoa, Bedok and Taman Jurong - will join Marine Parade in being retrofitted to make them elderly-friendly, but for them, the process will be fast-tracked. These four towns, among those with the oldest populations, will be in the vanguard of the move to transform Singapore into 'A City For All Ages'. When the works are completed, residents in these towns will have age-friendly features in their neighbourhoods as well as in their homes. Background story Looking into ageing THE Ministerial Committee on Ageing was set up in 2007 to spearhead Singapore's preparation to promote active ageing for its increasingly old population. There are 12 political office-holders and five civil servants...

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