Tag: elderly

82-year-old partially blind carboard collector takes 8 pain pills a day after bad fall

After an 82-year-old partially blind cardboard collector had a fall she would often take up to eight pain pills a day to deal with the injuries she suffered. In a Facebook post, yesterday (May 26), the Happy People Helping People Community wrote that Auntie J,...

70 year old woman rescued after neighbour calls for help

A 70-year-old woman was rescued after neighbours called on the authorities when they realized she failed to answer her door or pick up the phone when her usual food delivery arrived. The police, together with volunteers from the Silver Generation Office (SGO) were able...

SDP on Govt efforts to help elderly poor: “The PAP is wrong and has no compassion”

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) recently published a video wherein SDP leader Chee Soon Juan called out the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) for its neglect of an extremely vulnerable sector of the Singapore population--the elderly poor. The SDP on Wednesday (May 14) uploaded a...

SDP proposes retirement income to help elderly cope and ease burden on their working children

As part of their 4Y1N campaign, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has proposed a retirement income to help the elderly cope and to ease the financial burden on their working children. In a post on their website yesterday (May 11), the party said that the advent...

It’s back: 2016 post on elderly security guard who worked two 12-hour shifts

Singapore -- A 2016 online account of an elderly security guard who worked two 12-hour shifts consecutively is again making its rounds on the Internet. The post is again being shared by netizens concerned about the plight of the elderly. It shows the elderly man,...

Budget 2020: Some welcome them but others sceptical of schemes for older people

During his Budget speech on Tuesday (Feb 18), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced several schemes for the benefit of elderly people in Singapore. Some netizens saw sense in the plans and were happy to receive the "goodies" from the...

Opposition politician points out gaps in society and questions if PM Lee will deliver what he has promised

Kok Ming Cheang, a Shadow Cabinet Member in People’s Voice Party (PVP), pointed out the social gaps of people who fall through the cracks, and asked if Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong planned to deliver what he promised during his New Year Speech. On Monday...

Cleaner tells doctor: “Young Singaporeans are very fortunate, they have no idea how good the current govt is”

Singapore -- A doctor has shared in a social media post a chat he had with a 50-year-old cleaner who had seen him at the hospital where he worked at. He wrote that during their conversation, she talked about rather deep topics, yet the...

High praise for PAP MP Lily Neo who helped relocate elderly cardboard collectors

Two elderly cardboard collectors who had their collection point at Chinatown shutdown have now been relocated to a much nearer one by People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Lily Neo. Initially, when their cardboard collection point at Chinatown was closed down, two elderly...

Elderly cardboard collectors struggle to walk up to 30 minutes after their Chinatown collection point shuts down

Two elderly ladies who collect and sell cardboard for a living spoke about how much harder their jobs became when a collection point at Chinatown was shut down, causing them to have to walk up to 30 minutes more, pushing their heavy trollies, to...