Tag: senior citizens

Increase in SG population mainly due to rise in citizens and foreign workers

According to the annual Population in Brief report, the population of Singapore has increased, crossing the 5.7 million mark and the growth is attributed mainly to a rise in the local population and a larger number of foreign workers. The report, released on Wednesday (September 25), shows a 08...

DPM Heng stresses importance of preparing to stay healthy in one’s senior years

Singapore— The country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, participated in a 12-kilometer charity heritage walk, a fundraising activity for Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Sunday, June 22. During his remarks at the event, Mr Heng made reference to the results...

“Shift from healthcare to health”: DPM Heng Swee Keat

Singapore - Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) held a charity walk on Sunday (June 23) to raise money for its community fund. The heritage walk was a success, raising S$1 million for beneficiaries of the TTSH community fund. The community fund is used to help...

Texas man wants to spend his golden years at the Holiday Inn

“When I reach that golden age, I'll face it with a grin.” Terry Robinson shared a post on Facebook that went viral. In the post, he explained how it would be much better and cheaper to spend his senior years in a Holiday Inn rather...

Caring for the elderly – a safe haven is important for people in their twilight years

By Boshika Gupta In the Bollywood film, Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), the "second innings house" was an important plot point. It referred to new beginnings for those who've retired and are free to pursue their dreams. The home struck a hopeful chord with viewers and...

Pioneers like Mei Yun pose a problem

Mei Yun is from the Pioneer Generation. But she always declines, if you try to coax her, to visit a doctor for her swollen feet. Forget then, any attempt to introduce the complicated healthcare benefits for the Pioneer Generation to her. In the past two...