16 Jan '11, 10pm

At refurbished old folk's home, the elderly stay active the tech way: There is a Nintendo Wii game console at th...

SINGAPORE - Nestled in a quiet corner of Toa Payoh, a sheltered home for the aged and elderly destitute may be showing the way forward in the provision of care and residential services. The Adventist Home for the Elders, which completed its first refurbishment in 16 years, has installed reading lights at bedsides, night lights along the corridor and motion-activated lights at the toilets. There is a Nintendo Wii game console at the exercise area, which allows seniors to go bowling in the virtual world, while university researchers test interactive digital technologies. The home paid special attention to these "fine details" as they were useful to the elderly, said chairman Wan Kwong Weng. Mr Wan added: "When they get up at night, they don't have to scramble and find where the (light) switch is. They don't have to grope in the dark." Located at a void deck in Kim Keat Avenu...

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