SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has begun an outreach effort using dialects to encourage more senior citizens to sign up for its Enhancement for Active Seniors, or EASE, scheme.
A video, made available in Teochew, Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakka and Hokkien as well as Singapore’s four official languages, helps explain the different features seniors can enjoy with the scheme.
The scheme, which aims to improve the safety and comfort of seniors living in HDB flats, allows senior citizens to pay a subsidised fee for installing improvements such as grab bars, slip—resistant tiles and ramps in their homes.
Currently some 16,700 households are eligible for the scheme but only about 600 households have taken up the scheme.
The scheme has been rolled out to three neighbourhoods to date — Bedok, Kallang—Whampoa and Redhill.
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