Programme to empower neighbours to take on role as carer for elderly
Madam Mary Chau, 60, was stricken with a stroke 13 years ago - one that left the left side of her body semi-paralysed.
The divorced mother was helped by a neighbour for four years.
She is now paying it forward as a carer to five seniors under the Caring Assistance from Neighbours (CAN) programme.
The joint effort, by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), was piloted mid-last year (2012).