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Monday with the Editor: The ageing of the Singapore population
days ago, Minister for Health Mr LIM Hng Kiang gave details
of a new low-cost insurance plan called ElderShield.
ElderShield when launched in the second quarter of next year
will cover Singaporeans and permanent residents who are
between 40 and 69 years old then. As it will be an opt-out
scheme, it can cover as many people as possible.
scheme gives older people who have become disabled - after
joining it - S$300 a month for a maximum of five years.
good news for those of us who are over 40 now as well as
those who are nearing that age group. As early as 1982, the
Government has anticipated the ageing of the nation and over
time has been putting into place various schemes to meet the
housing, healthcare, transportation, and personal needs of
the elderly population. The change in the CPF rates for
persons aged over 55 was one of the earlier policy
initiatives. ElderShield is one of the new schemes. I
believe more schemes are on the way.
Some 995,000 baby boomers, born between 1947 and 1964 (after
World War II), in Singapore now make up about 31 per cent of
the resident population here. I am one of them. This
disproportionately large group of baby boomers - as it ages
- will present a challenge to society for it has been
projected that by 2030, Singapore will have become an
"aged" society with 25 per cent of its population
over 60 years old.
Therefore, now is as good a time as any to discuss the issue
of an ageing Singapore population. You should also be
concerned whether you are a baby boomer or an offspring of a
Simply because all baby boomers must take good care of their
health. No number of schemes put into place will be of much
use if we baby boomers don't - in the first place - make
sure that we stay healthy and independent. We owe it to
ourselves to make sure that we do not become bedridden some
day in the future and inconvenience others. I am sure you do
not want to have someone help you walk, eat, get out of bed,
dress, or go to the toilet.
traditionally, the elderly of Singapore have been respected
and taken care of by their families, I hope we baby boomers
will not have that expectation in mind as we approach old
thing, there will be fewer young chaps around to take care
of us when we grow old. In 1980, there were 9 persons of
working age (15-59 years) supporting each elderly person
(aged 60 and older). It has been projected that by 2030,
only 2 persons of working age will support each elderly
Therefore, our young will have a greater responsibility in
future years having to take care of more of us. Let's not
make things any worse for them.
3rd Annual McFarlane Fair 2001 is the Biggest Toy Event in
Singapore. It features the Exclusive World Premiere of 4 Complete
Action Figure Collections from Todd McFarlane. Don't miss
this exciting event held only at SpawnAsia - Clarke Quay.
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Latest movies coming to Singapore - previews, synopses, trailers,
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Hongkong hotels booking is provided. Hongkong side and Kowloon
side hotels booking service. Information about Hongkong hotels,
festivals and events, maps, etc..
launched on 17 Aug 2001 contains various tools and links to help
businesses meet the right partner. These include a search engine
that goes through five online databases to gather corporate
information about companies putting up the postings; the deals
market-place where local and foreign businesses post business
opportunities, as well as links to lawyers and venture capitalists
here. The website is set up by the Singapore Productivity and
Standards Board (PSB) to help small and medium-sized companies
is the website of Hassan's Carpets located at Tanglin Shopping
Centre. They sell hand-knotted oriental carpets.
- women's couture resale - Very gently worn, women's authentic couture clothing and accessories, Vintage
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is the website of the Air France airlines in Singapore, offers on
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