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CNA - Amid a rapidly ageing population, what are the missing pieces in Singapore’s residential eldercare puzzle?
Nov 13, 2021 - Staying at home or going to a nursing home have long been the only choices available for seniors in need of care. But what about those who fall in between? From group homes to retirement communities, CNA explores what other options exist.
UNECE - Growing old in the city: age-friendly environments are needed to create sustainable and smart cities for all ages
May 27, 2020 - Age-friendly urban environments are essential to enable a good quality of life across the life course, including the ability to age healthy and actively, with dignity, within one’s community.
CSC - Successful ageing: progressive governance and collaborative communities
Jul 6, 2018 - The Ministry of Health’s Deputy Secretary (Development) shares perspectives on embracing Singapore’s coming demographic shift.
LKY World City Prize - Cities for all ages
Feb 25, 2016 - Populations of cities worldwide, both developing and developed, are rapidly ageing. As the average human lifespan increases, it is critical that urban planners re-imagine cities to be age-friendly.
UNFPA - Sustainable Cities for All Ages
Oct 1, 2015 - Population ageing and urbanization are major global issues of the 21st century. While cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and over is also rising. Rapid urbanization is challenging both national and local governments in developing inclusive and integrated cities.
PSD - Making Singapore a city for all ages
Jan 7, 2013 - A key challenge is how we can think, create and work across the healthcare and social service sectors to create new services that support the needs of an ageing population.
UN issues ‘age-friendly cities’ guide to both help and tap value of older people
Oct 1, 2007 - Population ageing brings significant economic and social challenges for developed and developing countries alike. Now is the time to address the challenges and opportunities of ageing and empower older persons.