09 Feb '12, 3pm

Looks that we may really have to dump our elderly at JB one day...

Residents at Toh Yi Drive estates say they welcome elderly in their neighborhood but that they are concerned that the location the Housing Development Board (HDB) has chosen to build 130 units of studios for the elderly would not be appropriate for such tenants. “We welcome the old people. We’re not so heartless,” Davy Nah, a 41-year-old sales manager, told Yahoo! Singapore on Thursday, following reports that residents in the area have petitioned against the project on the basis that it is not only inauspicious, but will also devalue their property. He explained that residents’ objections are instead based on the inappropriateness of the site for the aged given that basic amenities are far away. In addition, due to the steep terrain Toh Yi estates were built on, he said that it will be tough for elderly to even walk to the market or coffee shop. Moreover, the area is the r...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/elderly-are-welcome-but-hdb-site...

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