06 Feb '12, 9am

‘Singaporeans need to understand scale of ageing problem’ #Singapore

‘Singaporeans need to understand scale of ageing problem’ #Singapore

Residents in Woodlands Street 83 recently voiced their unhappiness after the government revealed plans to set up … By Andrew Loh In land scarce Singapore, and with a population which has exploded in the last decade or so, personal and community space will increasingly be an issue which the government needs to be mindful of. At the same time, Singaporeans and residents must also be prepared to compromise on occasions when space has to be allocated for more pressing needs. On 1st February, Channel NewsAsia reported that the government is planning to set up an elder day care centre at the void decks of two blocks in Woodlands, at the northern part of Singapore. Residents there were said to be unhappy as "the centre will affect the value of their flats." They petitioned the Member of Parliament of the estate, Ellen Lee, against the move. Subsequently, the Ministry of Health sa...

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