Senior citizens

SG CANNOT BE A SMART NATION IF INTERNET USE IN LIBRARY ALSO REGULATED

I asked the librarian what happened to the old system, whereby you top up your prepaid account and any unused time will be carried forward. She told me that the library had discontinued the prepaid account since March, and that I would have to use another terminal to request for a refund of the unused amount to my bank account.

If the above is what we call moving forward to become a smart nation – I think we are really in trouble!

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NON-PROFIT GROUP PETITIONS MSF TO WAIVE POWER BILLS FOR ELDERLY, DON'T LEAVE THEM IN THE DARK!

A non-profit Happy People Helping People Foundation started a petition to ask the Ministry of Social and Family Development to waive electricity charges for elderly residents in rental flats.

It found out through a survey that many senior citizens have difficulties paying their bills, with some owing money for months. They are unable to pay as they are no longer working or do not earn enough to begin with.

Some tried asked for help but were never given immediate solutions.

The foundation thus asked for MSF to consider their plight and waive electricity charges. It thinks it is unfair to deprive old people of basic needs like lighting because living in the dark will only make them more prone to accidents.

What do you think? To waive or not to waive?

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MOH: WHATSAPP MESSAGE ABOUT FREE TRANSPORT VOUCHERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IS WRONG

A WhatsApp message about senior citizens being eligible for a $50 public transport voucher if they visit any SMRT office today is false and misleading, says the Ministry of Health (MOH). Although MOH will be providing a SG50 Seniors discount on transport for senior citizens, the redemption period starts only next monday, 15th June, as opposed to the message which claims that redemption is for today only.

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