PLANS TO BUILD MORE SENIOR FRIENDLY FEATURES IN MATURE HDB ESTATES AND ACCESS TO ADDITIONAL BENEFITS UNDER EASE 2.0
At the National Day Rally 2023, PM Lee announced plans to make neighbourhoods more senior friendly. This is an area which I have been concentrating on as there are many seniors in Bukit Batok, a mature housing estate. I sought details from the Minister for National Development to incorporate more senior-friendly features in the neighbourhood so that we can tap on these opportunities as soon as possible. In his reply, Minister Desmond Lee highlighted that the effort will be inter-ministerial and details will be announced when ready. I look forward to the announcement.
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Mr Murali Pillai asked the Minister for National Development with regard to the Prime Minister’s announcement at the National Day Rally 2023 that the Government will make precincts more senior friendly, what are the details of the plans to build more senior friendly features in mature HDB estates.
Mr Desmond Lee: We thank the Members for their interest in Age Well SG initiatives. Under Age Well SG, the Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Transport will work together to make our HDB homes and precincts more senior-friendly, to support ageing-in-place. This includes upgrading precincts to include more senior-friendly features and making homes more senior-friendly by expanding the suite of fittings that seniors can opt for under EASE 2.0. Details for both initiatives will be announced when ready.