Helping the old stay active


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  • Sunday, 19 Aug 2007

IF Universiti Putra Malaysia's Gerontology Institute (GI) got its way, Malaysian drivers would be greeted by friendly “grannies” at toll booths, instead of the young school-leavers currently in service. 

“That is one example of how we can utilise a resource we have – older persons – effectively. Currently, once they retire, their working lives are over,” opines the institute's director, Assoc Prof Dr Tengku Aizan Hamid.  

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