04 Feb '12, 2am

Seniors' centre at void deck? No problem - Straits Times

Seniors' centre at void deck? No problem - Straits Times

Madam Helen Ho, 60, from the Yunya Opera Singing Troupe of the Church Of Our Saviour, sharing a light-hearted moment with Mr Wong Cheung Soo, 76, at the St Luke's ElderCare centre located at the void deck of Block 310, Clementi Avenue 4. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Tay Suan Chiang & Janice Tai Most residents are not opposed to having elder-care centres near their homes, said operators. But some may have reservations because of misconceptions about these facilities. Day-care operators The Straits Times spoke to on Friday said they did not face strong objections from residents when they set up such centres in the void decks of HDB blocks. This is in contrast to the ongoing opposition put up by some Woodlands residents, who have petitioned against the building of a day-care centre at their void decks. Background story Seniors to get more facilities near homes MORE facilit...

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