A guide on how communities can come together to empower seniors


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  • Friday, 20 Sep 2019

Dr Teoh, Dr Tan and Dr Chong have published a guide to promoting community initiatives to promoting active ageing in place.

Community initiatives are crucial in addressing the looming issues of population ageing, says Universiti Malaya Medical Centre consultant geriatrician Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin. “We cannot just bank on the government to come up with solutions to address these issues,” she says.

“Let’s be honest, we cannot rely on the government to fund all these programmes for our seniors and we don’t have the financial means to deal with the consequences of loneliness in older people. So let’s not waste any more time and deal with this ourselves.

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