Saturday, May 29, 2010

Holiday work - Part 1...

The 4 key recommendation:
- Housing for seniors
- Accessibility for seniors
- Caring for seniors
- Opportunities for seniors
The 4 key recommendation will make Singapore a more elderly-friendly place as the houses now have more features for the elderly. It also lets the elderly to be more engaged in the society and does not feel so lonely. We would also need to have some services that focuses on elderly and not on other age group. Sometimes, the elderly could also do something to contribute to the society so they will more active and not only staying at home doing nothing. It also gives the elderly to have more chances to show off their strengths in doing certain things.

1 way to make public housing more user-friendly:
- As some of the HDB flats have very narrow corridors, we should make the corridors fatter so the elderly can have more space to walk and not squeezing through the corridors

2 ways how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable:
- Have more gentle ramps or slope so it would be easier for the elderly to get from place to place
- Have more benches so that when the elderly is tired, there is a place for them to rest

After reading the CAI report, what are the 3 things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges:
- We can also have some activities or games that educates the elderly
- We could have some field trips to the old folks home so we can care for them and understand them more
- As some elderly are not so independent, we could train them to be more independent and is able to take care of himself/herself     (if possible)