Ensure seniors living on their own don't feel alone

It is cause for concern that the number of seniors aged 65 and above living alone has tripled since 2000 ("Old and home alone"; Aug 17).

More effort is needed to reach out to them to ensure their well-being. The Government and social welfare organisations need to actively review their frameworks on the elderly, to ensure that the needs of seniors who live alone are not overlooked.

Families of the elderly who live alone should also do their part and visit them on a regular basis so that they will not feel alone and lonely.

Darren Chan Keng Leong