Tag: elderly

Woman’s grandmother was drugged and robbed at a polyclinic

A recent encounter shared by a woman’s granddaughter brought about much shock and rage amongst Singaporeans who came across it. In a social media post, granddaughter Evelyn Tan wrote that her elderly grandmother was robbed and drugged while she was at a polyclinic. While the elderly...

69-year old claims CPF only paid out S$15 for month of September, says he just wants to live with dignity

69-year old Michael Toh Thiam Hock took to social media on Friday (September 6) claiming that that he only received S$15 for his monthly payout from the Central Provident Fund (CPF), and griped about having the bulk of his money stored in his MediSave...

73-year old man tells SDP of PM Lee: “So he expects me to work till 1000 years old?”

The Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Bryan Lim Boon Heng met a 73-year old man during his walkabout yesterday (August 22) evening. A burning issue on the elderly man’s mind was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s announcement of raising the retirement age and re-employment age to...

Avoid donating cooking oil, soy sauce or instant noodles to the needy – vouchers preferred, says volunteer group

Local welfare organisation ‘Keeping Hope Alive’, whose struggle is to provide the underprivileged with a better quality of life, suggested that people should have a greater awareness of the goods they donate, especially with food items. In a Facebook post on August 14, the organisation wrote,...

Elderly couple plead for single-sized mattress from welfare organization

An elderly couple who have no mattress to sleep on made an unusual request to a welfare organisation. They only want one single-sized mattress. Lee Siew Yian, a volunteer from welfare organization ‘Keeping Hope Alive’ wrote about the story of the elderly couple she came...

GrabFood rider has altercation with elderly man at Bishan on the use of PMDs on shared pavements

Singapore – The issue revolving personal mobility devices (PMDs) in Singapore – whether they should be banned, restricted, and the like – is an ongoing one. An even more difficult challenge is getting PMD riders and pedestrians to co-exist on the road. On July 20 (Saturday),...

Elderly man who wanted one particular seat on the bus, uses ageism as a means to get the seat

Singapore -  On July 19, an "Incident with Uncle on Bus" was shared on Reddit of the involving a spat between commuters. u/hiddenhusky "thought it would be a nice story to share for everyone's amusement." It was also his way to vent. He was typing out the...

PAP MP Amy Khor says elderly Singaporeans can help offset low birth rates by continuing to work longer

Senior Minister of State for Health, Amy Khor, has said that Singaporeans who are living longer can help to offset the low birth rates if more of them continue working for longer. Speaking at the opening of the High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy in Helsinki,...

Wheelchair-bound elderly woman who is unable to reach her kitchen tap is forced to buy hot water at coffeeshop

A wheelchair-bound elderly woman has been forced to buy hot water at the coffee shop near her house, when the water in the containers her home care helpers fill runs out, since she is unable to reach the kitchen tap at her studio apartment. Facebook...

Highest paying part-time jobs in Singapore

Singapore — With Singaporeans having the highest global life expectancy, chances are that many people will be working well into their senior years. Singaporeans are expected to enjoy over 74 healthy years, and therefore it is unsurprising that many opt to work even after...