Keyword : Ageing

  • The case for restoring CPF contribution rates of older workers

    By: IPS Editor | Jul 11, 2019 | Hits: 864

    We recently recommended that Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rates for all workers be equalised at 37 per cent, restoring the rates for older workers back to be on par with those of younger workers currently. To many, the change would be a sensible and fair approach. But some have responded strongly to say that…..

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  • Pegging retirement and re-employment ages to Singaporeans’ healthy life expectancy

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 26, 2019 | Hits: 1102

    Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced during her Ministry’s budget debate this month that the tripartite labour partners — government, businesses and unions — have agreed that the retirement and re-employment ages in Singapore not only continue to be relevant, but should be increased. The Minister also underlined that even as the retirement and re-employment ages…..

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  • Advance Planning is Needed for a Peaceful End-of-Life Experience — அந்திமக் காலத்தை அமைதியாக கடக்க திட்டமிடல் தேவை

    By: IPS Editor | Jul 12, 2018 | Hits: 1336

    மரணத்தைப் பற்றி பேசுவது எளிதன்று. நம் உற்றார் உறவினரின் அந்திமக் காலத்தைப் பற்றி நினைக்கவே பயப்படுகிறோம். நம் சொந்த வாழ்க்கையின் முடிவு பற்றி நினைக்கும் போது இந்தப் பயம் அதிகரிக் கலாம்.

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  • Shaping the future of Singapore’s heartlands

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 26, 2018 | Hits: 2515

    Someone once told me that in Singapore, HDB flats are ‘like the air we breathe’. They are so much a part of our life because more than 80 per cent of our residential population live in them. Even if you do not live in an HDB flat, you would have used some of the amenities…..

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  • Cats aren’t the Problem, Owners are

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 17, 2017 | Hits: 2657

    The Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) controversial ban on pet cats was in the spotlight again last month, when residents in Woodlands complained about a neighbour’s cat accused of urinating and defecating in the common corridor. The ban has been in place since 1989. The HDB’s website on types of pets allowed states that: “Cats…..

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  • Why Friends Matter

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 25, 2016 | Hits: 1804

    Close family ties are a mainstay of Singaporean life. The 2013 Survey on Social Attitudes of Singaporeans (SAS), released in a research paper by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) earlier this year, found that 83 per cent of the respondents would turn to their families when faced with financial difficulties and other troubles.

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  • Strengthening Safety Nets for the Elderly should be a Societal Concern

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 24, 2016 | Hits: 2634

    Most of us would have seen elderly folk — of the same vintage as our parents or grandparents — cleaning tables at hawker centres, sweeping the sidewalk and selling packets of tissue paper outside MRT stations. These scenes may make us uncomfortable. Some of us, as I do, may feel ashamed and question society’s moral…..

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  • People-Centred Growth in Ascent to SG100

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 22, 2016 | Hits: 1784

    In thinking about Singapore’s economic future, the most important frame that the past two General Elections have provided us is the need for “inclusive growth”. What is deemed good for the economy must be judged on whether it is good for Singaporeans, right across the spectrum of the workforce. Four drivers of change can affect…..

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  • Meaningful Shades of Grey: How Work Can Promote Successful Ageing in Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 10, 2015 | Hits: 2785

    Almost 12 years ago, my father retired from being a career teacher with the Ministry of Education. After 40 years of unwavering and dedicated service, I was happy to see him enjoy more time to himself and living at an easier pace. Such enjoyment, however, only lasted a year or two at the most, and…..

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  • Recognising dementia symptoms and raising awareness

    By: admintest admintest | Oct 16, 2015 | Hits: 3981

    Last Saturday (10 October) was World Mental Health Day. In Singapore, the first National Mental Health Week to raise awareness of mental illness and to reduce the stigma around it began in 1987. Mental disorders can be a complex combination of both genetic and environmental or lifestyle factors. Early diagnosis and access to treatment are…..

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