12 Feb '12, 9pm

Why I would welcome having a daycare centre for the elderly in my void deck: Voices

I don't know what the residents of Blocks 860 and 861, Woodlands Street 83, have to complain about. If I were living there, I would welcome having a daycare centre for the elderly in my void deck - because that means I will never have to leave my neighbourhood when I start losing my memory and bladder control. Imagine the bliss 20 or 30 years on, when all I have to do is totter downstairs for my meals, entertainment and conversation. The same old faces, the same sundry shop... Humans are creatures of habit. And as we age, we get more and more set in our ways. My husband's offer of a transfer to Hong Kong came when I was in my mid-30s and even then I had to think long and hard about the move. If it had come in my 20s, I no doubt would have been packed and at Changi by the next morning. There were so many things I'd have to leave behind - not just family and friends but fami...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC120213-0000015/Care-...

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