10 Feb '12, 2pm

(CNA|sg) Petitions against eldercare services create uproar online

(CNA|sg) Petitions against eldercare services create uproar online

SINGAPORE: News of some residents petitioning against plans to build elderly-friendly facilities in their neighbourhood has prompted some Singaporeans to start a movement to counter the uproar. In the past two weeks, some residents in Woodlands were up in arms over the proposed construction of an elder day-care centre at the void decks of Blocks 860 and 861 at Woodlands Street 83. They are worried that building an elder-care centre at their void decks may mean more deaths in the area. Meanwhile residents in Toh Yi Drive were unhappy over the proposed plans to build a studio apartment block for the elderly near their homes. Such reactions prompted a group of social workers from Marine Parade Family Service Centre to act. CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre, Samuel Ng, said: "The feedback by my colleagues, the social workers, and friends are that people are getting ve...

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