Singapore has an ageing population. It’s a situation often described in anxious, alarmist tones, with the growing number of senior citizens framed as dependent on a shrinking pool of able-bodied working adults. Yet the country is doing well in terms of health life expectancies, indicating that Singapore’s elderly aren’t as helpless or infirm as they are often portrayed as being. Is it time for a fundamental overhaul of the way we think about ageing?
In this episode, we talk to Dr Kanwaljit Soin, former Nominated Member of Parliament and founding president of Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully (WINGS), and Fong Hoe Fang, the founder of Ethos Books currently in the process of retiring to future adventures.