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More than 100 facilities for elderly to be built in estates

Published on Sep 29, 2012 6:00 AM
 
More than 100 facilities to provide care for the elderly will be built within communities over the next three years as the country gears up to meet the needs of an ageing population. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

More than 100 facilities to provide care for the elderly will be built within communities over the next three years as the country gears up to meet the needs of an ageing population.

The amenities, developed by the Ministries of Health and Community Development, Youth and Sports at a cost of $500 million, will be ready by 2016.

Sites - for 10 nursing homes, 21 of 39 senior care centres, and 45 of 55 senior activity centres - have been identified. The ministries will inform residents before making the exact locations public.

This is just the first batch of facilities. The plan is for every neighbourhood to have its own aged-care facilities.

 
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