As being gracious includes giving credit where it is due, I want to congratulate the Housing Board and its partners for developing Kampung Admiralty, which helps older Singaporeans to "age in place" (Kampung Admiralty stirs to life as residents move in; Oct 16).
This is an excellent example of what can be achieved by both "joined-up thinking" and the courage to think outside the box.
I particularly like the co-location of a childcare centre at the active-ageing hub, which prevents age segregation.
Only one thing seems to be missing in this project - facilities that exercise the mind, which may delay the onset of dementia.
A library, club space for lectures, debates, chess and games, and perhaps a computer suite would not be out of place in this and future "retirement kampungs".
I will be happy to live in a kampung like this.
Lee Siew Peng (Dr)