Sunday, June 20, 2010

Holiday work - Part 1: Understanding the ‘The Elderly Challenge’

Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.

The 4 key recommendations are:
1) Housing for seniors
2) Accessibility for seniors
3) Caring for Seniors
4) Opportunities for seniors

These four recommendations will make Singapore a elder-friendly place. Most of Singapore's population is aging and make the elderly happy and comfortable in Singapore by spending their time in activities. There are many people helping the elderly so that the elderly will think that they are not useless and be kept to use even though they are aging. The facilities are mostly for the elderly, helping the elderly and nurturing the elder people's lives.

State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly.-friendly

They are wheelchair accessibility in buses where now the plan is being executed.

State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable.

1) Put a rule that the elderly must have a health check every 3 months for a week so, doing all the health tests.

2) Organise many campaigns including elderly and their family so that their family members will be even closer to them.

After reading the CAI report, what do you are the THREE things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges.

1) We can organise CIP fairs for the maintenance and the food in old folks' home.
2) We can make gifts to gift the elderly in our homes, appreciating their use to the family.
3) We can organise trips to the old folks' homes and organise parties considering each and every senior citizen's illness.