SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on Singaporeans to support eldercare facilities — more of which will be built over the next five years.
He said the facilities will not just be for senior citizens now, but also for the next generation when it gets old.
Mr Lee said these at the mid—autumn festival celebration in Teck Ghee Division on Sunday evening, and added that some of the eldercare facilities will be built in his Ang Mo Kio constituency.
He said in making Singapore more elderly—friendly, government programmes are only a part of the solution.
The other part is for people to take care of themselves and their elderly family members, so that they can grow old with their health and relations intact.
"It’s important for us to involve the older ones in our community, not just during festive occasions like tonight, but also in our daily lives. Our society is ageing quickly. You can see it all around us, and even in Ang Mo Kio, you can see it, many more old people now. And we have to help our seniors to age with dignity and with peace of mind," he said.
Mr Lee added that the eldercare facilities are being built in housing estates, so that elderly residents can have the facilities they need, near their homes and families.
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