HDB senior-centric upgrades and more CCAs await Singapore's oldest population
The HDB will roll out over 20 older precincts in areas with higher seniors.
The Ministry of Health revealed some upgrades to communities for Singapore's oldest population, such as enhancements of older precincts and an added supply of community care apartments.
HDB will launch senior-centric upgrading works to over 20 older precincts with a higher density of seniors in Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Merah, Queenstown and Toa Payoh.
It will include barrier-free access ramps and rest points along routes frequented by seniors. Larger and more colourful signages with symbols will also be introduced to help seniors with dementia.
Fitness trails and therapeutic gardens will be added to encourage seniors to go out and be physically active.
b) Enhance seniors’ health and wellness by facilitating physical and social activities in the community.
"For instance, in Queenstown’s Mei Ling precinct, seniors can look forward to an Active Health Fitness Trail, which will feature an exercise path that links up various fitness corners within the precinct, that helps seniors to improve muscle strength, balance and mobility," read the statement.
The upgrades will complement HealthierSG's goal to help seniors have an active lifestyle and will also benefit 21,000 households and more.
At the same time, the government will also roll out up to 30 CCAs by 2030 after the success of its first two projects in Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok and Queensway Canopy.
"Seniors can look forward to the third CCA project at Bedok, which will be launched in the upcoming December 2023 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise," read the statement.