06 Feb '12, 9am

More help for low-income elderly in MacPherson

More help for low-income elderly in MacPherson

SINGAPORE: A S$150,000 fund to help low-income elderly residents of MacPherson will be launched later in February. One in three residents in MacPherson is aged 50 and above, and about 1,400 of them live alone. This represents about eight per cent of Singapore's silver population. The constituency's Member of Parliament, Ms Tin Pei Ling, said the fund will help subsidise some of the health care expenses of those aged 50 and above. Ms Tin was speaking to reporters at a media briefing ahead of a Ministerial Community Visit by Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S Iswaran, to share her plans for the area. She said: "We hope that with this MacPherson CARE fund, seniors in MacPherson can look forward to tapping on this fund to relieve some of the financial stress they may feel when seeking medical follow-ups." Ms Tin and her team of grassroots leaders believe that some of th...

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