All have role in helping the elderly age with dignity

A recent study released by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy triggered a discourse on the amount of money a relatively healthy older person will need today to have a minimum standard of living that goes beyond the basics of housing and food.

When the Tsao Foundation, which I chair, funded this study, the aim was to give older people a voice and allow us to hear what they need and consider as the minimum standard of living - a standard that they feel will give them a sense of belonging, respect, security, independence and participation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2019, with the headline 'All have role in helping the elderly age with dignity'. Subscribe