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New bursary targeting lower-income elderly in South West District

Published on Feb 5, 2014 1:46 PM

A new bursary targeting the elderly from lower income groups in the South West District was launched on Wednesday.

Called the South West Active Ageing Bursary, the $600,000 bursary will be disbursed to some 3,000 elderly residents from the district over the next three years.

Elderly people living within the Chua Chu Kang, Jurong and West Coast GRCs, as well as the single seat constituencies of Hong Kah North, Pioneer and Yuhua are eligible for the bursary.

The bursary, which was launched by Mayor of South West District Amy Khor, is aimed at encouraging the elderly to embrace lifelong learning and lead a healthy lifestyle, and promoting greater social interaction among them.

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