Saturday, June 26, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 4 (26th June)

Today I have observed that it is very hard for the elderly to go out and have fun. They normally must go to the void deck to have fun or stay at home to watch TV. Sometimes they have nobody at home that makes them feel very lonely and dejected. Here are some ideas that I came up with.

An elderly focus group. A small centre can be set - up under every block. The elderly in that block can go down there to watch TV with each other.They also can talk and make friends to bond the community. This way it will not be a place where nobody says hi and thinks that everyone is a stranger.

Elderly CCAs. CCAs such as Line Dancing, Sewing, etc. can be introduced in Community Centres exclusively for senior citizens. This will make them feel as if they are a important part of society. They can enter national and international competitions to make Singapore proud.

Elderly Committee. This is where senior citizens can give the government suggestions how to make Singapore a better place for the elderly. This gives the elderly a voice. This way they will be recognised in the society and they can also create a better life for themselves.

This is overall what I think the elderly should have and should do to create a better life for them in Singapore.

1 comment:

  1. Where exactly do you not see such a situation happening? Around the estate that you are staying at?