Holiday work-Part 1: Understanding the 'The Elderly Challenge'

The four key recommendations of the report are:
1. Housing for seniors
2. Accessibility for seniors
3. Caring for seniors
4. Opportunities for seniors

These four recommendations make Singapore a elder-friendly place as Singapore's population is ageing. These recommendations will make a huge difference to the elderly lives. They will sense that they are part of the community, lead dynamic lives, even though they are old and cannot do much to out society. The elderly need care and attention to them, so they feel safe, comfortable and happy to be living in Singapore. Hence, the elderly will have a positive attitude to the surroundings, lifestyles and the community. The facilities are designed for the elderly to prevent accidents such as tripping and falling on something, which can cause great trouble and money. These recommendations also provide many services for the elderly, ensuring that the seniors' lifestyles are maintained.

State ONE way on how to make the public housing more user friendly referring to the CAI report:
They will allow the elderly to have accessible lifts, walkways and transport pick-up points which are user-friendly.

State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable:
They are the evolving education system, the forerunners of industrialization, combatants of structural unemployment and the main contributors of Singapore’s economic expansion and progression. The seniors thus will be healthier, better educated and richer that make the quality of elderly care affordable.

After reading the CAI report, what do you are the THREE things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges:
I can visit the old folks' home to care and help them to overcome their needs twice a month, giving them food. I also can contribute by donating money to the needy, whether it is the old or the disabled, helping them to have a better future ahead. We could launch a SST campaign to help the needy, by donating as much money we can to help them.


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