Our reader saw an old man standing at the junction of the road this morning with his cardboard collecting trolley and lamented the high standards of living in Singapore. Nope, the old man wasn't exercising.
A kind reader noticed a sad elderly man who always sells tissues at Tiong Bahru MRT station. She asks if anyone knows anything about him and how to help him, since he doesn't seem to be getting any business.
A Sengkang resident is unhappy with the amenities at LRT stations as they create inconveniences for the elderly and wheelchair-bound. Shouldn't the LTA or grassroots leaders do something to make their lives easier?
Activist Gilbert Goh raised problems with the Silver Support Scheme and thinks the Government is not doing enough to help the elderly in Singapore. Why are they still made to work to earn a living? Shouldn't they already be taking a back seat and enjoying themselves?
A netizen suggested for the government to stop elderly poverty by raising our non-contributory pension and giving an average payout of $800. Why is it that elderly elsewhere with lower GDP per capita is receiving more than those in Singapore? Does it make sense?
Our reader came across an inconsiderate man who only cared about hogging the reserved seat and refused to give it up for at least 3 other elderly persons who subsequently boarded the train. Basic courtesy is not that basic after all?