Senior

A separate statute for the elderly will also go a long way in changing negative stereotypes and ageist attitudes about senior citizens which result in age-discriminatory practices in the workforce, as well as in society. Although advances in medical sciences have increased seniors’ life expectancy and quality of life, stereotypes that equate old age with
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As regular readers of this column will know, I love to have conversations with older people. For the most part, it’s like receiving free entertainment and an education all at once. Last week, I was grateful to be in the presence of Mr Raja Reegon, a spirited gentleman from Klang who never fails to hold
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Helen is enamoured with furry little Bonita, who purrs, meows and stretches out in Helen’s arms. “It’s ok, it’s ok,” cooed the 84-year-old patient at the Alzheimer’s Community Care Organisation’s Specialised Adult Day Care Centre, as Bonita rolled on her back for a belly rub. “You’re a pretty girl. Yes, you are. Are you going
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