Tag: elderly

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...

Video of caregiver abusing bedridden elderly man goes viral

The Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of a female caregiver repeatedly abusing a bedridden elderly man has gone viral on social media. In the video, a woman can be seen slapping, pushing and hitting an elderly man on multiple occasions. While it is unclear if she...

Better healthcare for China’s vulnerable in full swing

China is gaining momentum in its healthcare delivery systems designed for people who need them most. Pregnant women, infants, and seniors are targeted groups for China’s improving medical services, according to the country's national Xinhua news agency and a 2018 World Bank Report. Last year, over...

As anticipated, booming Merdeka Generation Package for the elderly unveiled

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced during his budget speech that the older generation will receive S$6.1b as part of the Merdeka Generation package to support Singapore's aging population. As Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the budget, he referred to Singapore as a ‘Sang-Kanchil’,...

SG execs aged 55 and above prone to ‘highest’ levels of work-related stress

Based on a recent Qualtrics’ survey, most of the senior Singaporeans aged 55 and older are susceptible to experiencing the highest levels of stress, while the younger staff aged 35 to 44 can also experience work-related forms of stress. The stress levels among the workforce...

SG well-prepared for the “silver tsunami” – thousands of retired elderly looking for jobs and wanting to remain employed

A lot of seniors in Singapore are working into their 80s and 90s in an attempt to stay mentally and physically active, and for most, to escape financial hardships. This phenomenon has been touted by the media as a “demographic time bomb” while some...

NEA announces 4 new funeral parlor sites to meet the needs of an ageing population

The National Environment Agency (NEA) announced on Tuesday, January 8, that four new funeral parlor sites will be launched to meet the growing demand for such facilities, in part due to an aging citizenry. These sites, which are located away from residential places, will...

Auntie sells carrot cake for only $2, wants to keep food affordable for other elderly folks

It’s all high praise for an elderly woman at Ang Mo Kio still selling carrot cake at S$2 in order to keep prices affordable for other elderly people in the vicinity. Netizen Daniel Young took to Facebook to share an exchange he had with the...