02 Apr '11, 8am

S'pore prepared for ageing population: Lim Boon Heng

SINGAPORE: Minister in Charge of Ageing Issues Lim Boon Heng said Singapore has prepared itself to take on the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities of an ageing population. Mr Lim said businesses can play a bigger role in delivering goods and services that seniors will demand. He was speaking at the launch of the 50 plus Expo as part of the Annual Active Ageing Carnival. Now into its third year, the Expo organised by the Council for Third Age, aims to create a market place for the silver industry and mature consumers. Stakeholders said the market is growing but often under served. But this year, the event has managed to attract more than 120 exhibitors, among them are about 60 new exhibitors, to the Expo. The exhibition features products tailored specifically for the silver segment in areas such as health, beauty and fitness. It also features the "My Life, My Hom...

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