Sunday 27 November 2011

New Senior Activity Centre for Redhill residents

By Vimita Mohandas, Channel NewsAsia. 27 Nov 2011

Needy elderly residents in Redhill can now spend time meaningfully at a new Senior Activity Centre (SAC) in the estate.

The Silver ACE@Redhill, the second centre to be opened by NTUC Eldercare, will serve some 350 seniors living in HDB rental blocks.

The first Senior Activity Centre by NTUC Eldercare is currently located at its Henderson Senior Citizens' Home, serving the seniors staying in the rental units of Blk 117, Bukit Merah View.

The Silver ACE@Redhill was opened by NTUC Eldercare chairman Lim Boon Heng and Mayor of Central Singapore District Sam Tan.

Another five such centres will be set up island-wide in the next two years to serve more than 3,000 senior citizens.

The centres are expected to be located in Bukit Merah, Lengkok Bahru, Taman Jurong, Telok Blangah and Whampoa.

The labour movement's U Care Fund will be donating S$1 million to the NTUC Eldercare Trust to provide better day-care and home-care services as well as subsidise fees.

Half of the amount will be used to enhance NTUC Eldercare's current day-care and home-care services.

The rest will be used to subsidise the fees, making it affordable for low-middle income families who enrol their seniors in the programmes.

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