Keeping in step with changing times

A man doing stretching exercises while walking up an overhead bridge in Toa Payoh Lorong 6 yesterday. With the number of seniors rising even as family support gets weaker, the demand for institutions providing elderly care will grow. However, with se
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A man doing stretching exercises while walking up an overhead bridge in Toa Payoh Lorong 6 yesterday. With the number of seniors rising even as family support gets weaker, the demand for institutions providing elderly care will grow. However, with seniors preferring to remain in their community instead of being institutionalised, this calls for a foundation of strong social networks and care services.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2016, with the headline 'Keeping in step with changing times'. Print Edition | Subscribe