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PAP Women's Wing calls for change in four areas to help seniors

Published on Feb 8, 2014 2:38 PM
 
The People's Action Party's Women's Wing is calling for change to housing, healthcare and employment policies so as to strengthen support to seniors. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The People's Action Party's Women's Wing is calling for change to housing, healthcare and employment policies so as to strengthen support to seniors.

It released a position paper on Saturday which set out its recommendations, calling for, among others, mandatory eldercare leave, housing subsidies for single caregivers of the elderly, and help for older entrepreneurs.

Ageing issues are particularly important to the Women's Wing as women are expected to form the majority of Singapore's elderly, said Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef at their annual conference.

That was where she presented the paper along with fellow Women's Wing member and Member of Parliament Ellen Lee.

 
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