19 Feb '12, 9pm

'Senior group homes' allow seniors to live independently within community

SINGAPORE - Instead of being admitted to a nursing home, seniors who live alone may look forward to ageing with greater dignity - living independently within the community and with assistance as and when needed. A pilot project - dubbed "senior group homes" - was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). Under the project, seniors on public assistance and aged above 65 live together at a low cost in a cluster of elderly-friendly flats. The pilot project - which is conducted at a block of rental flats, Block 94 Pipit Road - will have 21 seniors living in eight units on the same floor, with a common activity room for them to socialise, play games or watch television. To date, seven seniors have moved into three units. The seniors who are part of the project - which is co-funded by MCYS and voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) Thye ...

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