27 Apr '18, 3am
Kampung Admiralty is experimental retirement village for S’pore’s ageing population https://t.co/SvJhcNU2Rg
First there was the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT). Advertisement Then came the Housing Development Board (HDB). Their goals? Public housing and town planning to move people from the streets and slums into proper homes. Early public housing served to move people away from slums. Via NAS. 2. Elderly always needed family as caregivers By the early 1980s, people began to disperse from close-knit communities in kampungs and shophouses to high-rise, dense-living housing arrangements. Large families had to split up, as new accommodation in flats could not fit formerly multi-generational households. By then, however, the government had assembled a committee to look into measures to help an ageing population. The consensus over time was that the family should be the primary caregiver. The elderly ought to get age-in-place accessible amenities, such as healthcare and elder-frien...