SINGAPORE: One in four residents of Hong Kah North are aged above 50 years.
And since July 2013, grassroots organisations have embarked on a City For All Ages (CFAA) initiative to transform the neighbourhood into a more senior-friendly estate.
The estate's first Senior Citizens' Fitness Corner and Active Ageing Club, located at Block 369 Bukit Batok Street 31, were officially opened on Saturday.
Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower, and Mayor of South West District, graced the event. She is also Chairman of the CFAA Advisory Committee.
The opening was held in conjunction with a town audit to identify areas and facilities that can be improved to make the estate more senior-friendly.
Some 150 senior citizens and their families came together for the audit and also celebrate the New Year.
Dr Khor said: "We have 16 CFAA sites across Singapore. We hope that they will inspire other constituencies in Singapore to start looking into how they too can make their constituencies senior-friendly. We hope that this movement will spread more widely across Singapore so that our seniors will have an environment that they can age comfortably in." - CNA/de
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