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Ageing in place: Not everyone’s cup of tea, but a necessary pill to swallow

For seniors to be able to age in place comfortably, the key is an inclusive neighbourhood.  Yet, just 10 years ago Singaporeans were fighting against this. They were adamant in not having a nursing home, a rehabilitation centre, an eldercare centre and even studio apartments for the elderly in their backyard. In February 2012, residents…
29 Sep 2022 4 mins read

Housing the elderly in the community: The options to help them age in place

To help Singapore’s elderly population age in place, the Government is looking into various alternatives to provide adequate, affordable and comprehensive care for this rapidly rising demographic. Home is where the heart is According to the findings of the latest Sample Household Survey of 2018, more elderly residents of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats hope…
29 Sep 2022 5 mins read

Finding his type: Repairing and preserving old typewriters from his living room

There is nothing like the click-clacking sound of a manual typewriter. Then imagine having to load paper into a cartridge, turn the paper into position with a knob, set your desired margins, then clank away on metal keys, return the cartridge, and repeat the process — all for just a letter. No backspaces, no copying,…
29 Sep 2022 5 mins read

Ageing in place: Are our elderly financially secure enough to do so?

Are Singapore’s elderly ageing in place comfortably as the silver tsunami hits and elderly healthcare costs rise nearly tenfold by around 2030? According to a 2016 report by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ (MMC) new Asia Pacific Risk Center,  assuming that current medical cost inflation remains constant, Singapore is projected to spend an average of US$37,427…
29 Sep 2022 5 mins read

Ageing in Place: Getting the fundamentals of healthcare in place in Singapore

The Singapore tenet of ageing in place often means seniors are encouraged to age in their homes or the communities they live in, with aged care delivery system emphasising home and community based care.  This is nested within an overarching Action Plan for Successful Ageing and a policy shift toward a population health approach. This…
29 Sep 2022 6 mins read

Ageing in place: Is it even possible in Singapore?

Elderly Singaporeans are ageing in place as they live longer now, compared to the situation a decade ago. In fact, the island republic is one of many Asian countries facing a “silver tsunami”, or the rapid increase in the number of elderly citizens. Referring to a Healthcare Asia report in 2019, then Senior Minister of…
29 Sep 2022 5 mins read

From East Coast Park to the peaks of the Alps: Inside the mind of an ultrarunner

If you want to describe the ultrarunning of Ian Lye using mere numbers, it is 1,730 hours, or 15,795 kilometres, or even 409,001 metres of elevation gain.  In simpler terms, it is 72 days, almost two-fifth the circumference of the Earth, or about 46 times the height of Mount Everest. These are just clocked since…
28 Sep 2022 7 mins read

Taiwan’s David Tao replaces F.I.R. in lineup for One Love Asia Festival 2022

Taiwanese band F.I.R. will not be performing in the upcoming One Love Asia Festival Singapore 2022 on 23 October. Taking its spot is Golden Melody Award-winning singer-songwriter David Tao. Organiser of the festival IMC Live Global said the band has withdrawn from the lineup “due to the deteriorating health of a group member’s loved one”.…
28 Sep 2022 2 mins read

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