$3b plan for seniors
AFTER a year's work, the Ministerial Committee on Ageing has come up with a slate of measures to get seniors excited to enter their golden years. It will cost $3 billion over five years.
The Action Plan for Successful Ageing includes initiatives such as subsidised classes, volunteer opportunities and infrastructure improvements so that the elderly can continue leading active lives.
For example, seniors could pick up skills such as ukulele strumming at polytechnics or community organisations.
Senior-friendly facilities will also be added islandwide. For example, the Ministry of Transport is planning to overhaul train, bus, pedestrian and road infrastructure in the next 10 years. Finally, up to $200 million could be set aside for ageing-related research.