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Tackling the healthcare challenges that come with ageing

Members of a Taiji interest group holding a demonstration at the rooftop of Teck Ghee Community Club during its official opening on Jan 13. The upgraded community club now has facilities such as the Wellness Centre, meant as a space for elderly resid
Members of a Taiji interest group holding a demonstration at the rooftop of Teck Ghee Community Club during its official opening on Jan 13. The upgraded community club now has facilities such as the Wellness Centre, meant as a space for elderly residents to mingle with their neighbours and engage in activities to keep their minds and bodies active. PHOTOS: ST FILE

This is a special Straits Times resource for junior college and pre-university students, as part of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz outreach.

It is estimated that by 2030, a quarter of Singapore’s population will be above the age of 65. An ageing population means a smaller proportion of working adults.

Statistics  from 2015 indicate 5.7 working adults for every senior citizen, but that number will soon shrink to 1.5 working adults per senior citizen by 2050.

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