Think positive when it comes to ageing: Experts
Society must change mindset on seniors' ability to contribute, they say
Published on Mar 22, 2014 8:23 AM
Growing old should be something to look forward to, say politicians and experts on ageing, as they called for an uplift to the generally negative image of ageing.
Much of the push comes from the very top.
Last week in Parliament, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong stressed the importance of ageing well.
Reiterating the point at a public forum on Thursday evening, Mr Gan said: "Ageing is not necessarily a negative thing, and it is important for us to think about ageing positively."
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It's about having self-esteem and dignity. The degree of independence and autonomy is very important.
- Ms Helen Lim, of social enterprise Silver Spring