21 Feb '12, 11pm

Facebook campaign by Nanyang Poly students to embrace ageing

Facebook campaign by Nanyang Poly students to embrace ageing

SINGAPORE: Disturbed by the recent objections from some Woodlands and Toh Yi Drive residents to the building of facilities for seniors in their vicinity, some 15 Nanyang Polytechnic students have started a campaign to embrace ageing. The student-initiated movement, which is spread through Facebook, aims to create awareness and promote social inclusion and acceptance of the elderly in Singapore. Supporters are asked to show their support by either changing their Facebook profile picture to a photo of an elderly person or post on their Facebook status the number of years and days they have before turning 65. To mark the first month of the "Embrace Ageing" movement on March 10, supporters are encouraged to wear either grey clothing or accessories. The movement has drawn some 450 likes on its Facebook page. Last month, some residents from a block at Woodlands submitted a petit...

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