We’re very pleased to see that the discussion on how to meet the needs of older people is continuing — and deepening!
“It doesn’t mean that once I reach 60 years old, I become a different person; I stay at home and eat porridge and face the four walls.”‘How much is enough? Social workers and financial experts weigh in on meeting seniors’ basic needs‘ by Janice Lim (TODAYonline, 26 May 2019)
Throughout his presentation, Dr Ng repeatedly emphasised how participants were plagued by a pervading sense of anxiety. Many of them were extremely conscious of how old age is usually accompanied by declining health and consequently higher costs of healthcare. The sentiment of not wanting to feel like “a burden” to their families was a common thread as well.‘Basic Living Needs for the Elderly Include Smartphones and An Annual Holiday. So What?‘ by Ethel Pang (Rice Media, 26 May 2019)
- ‘Thriving, not surviving: What Singapore’s seniors want for a quality life‘ by Faris Mohktar (TODAYonline, 26 May 2019)
- Videos of Ng Kok Hoe’s presentation and the subsequent Q&A session on 22 May 2019, thanks to our colleagues at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy