30 Apr '11, 1pm

GE: Focus on bettering environment for elderly, if WP wins: Frieda Chan

GE: Focus on bettering environment for elderly, if WP wins: Frieda Chan

SINGAPORE: Workers' Party candidate Ms Frieda Chan, who is standing in the Moulmein-Kallang GRC, said if the party wins the election, one of the areas it will focus on is creating a more conducive environment for the elderly. Speaking at a rally Saturday evening, she said the current situation put a heavy burden on working children of elderly parents - who do not have someone to care for them when their children are at work. Ms Chan said: "The workers party believes that more choices should be given to then elderly to live in a community while being cared for. "We shall look into the feasibility of building more care centres in the neighbourhood to cater to the elderly who need to be cared for. Such centres should also be supported by volunteers as well as our senior citizens themselves. "Such engagement with society in our old age should help preserve dignity. "We should ...

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