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It takes a village

It's time Singapore takes a closer look at the retirement village model.


The silver club: With rising expectations and growing numbers of elderly in Singapore, the nursing home model and family care options may not fit the wants and needs of tomorrow's ageing generation.

SIXTY eight-year-old Sarah Ambika has been labelled an "elitist" for saying she cannot "relate to the uncles and aunties" who gather at her neighbourhood community centre. The word "snooty" also pops up in people's minds when she admits to not being able to "share their interests".


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