NOTICE PAPER NO. 1883
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 9 MAY 2023
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Yip Hon Weng
MP for Yio Chu Kang
Question No. 2931
To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the current penetration rate of the Eldercare Centre (EC) service model among senior residents; and (b) what proportion of seniors living alone are being cared for by the combined network of ECs and Silver Generation Offices.
There are currently 154 Active Ageing Centres (AACs; previously termed as Eldercare Centres), which are sited close to and can support around 53% of the total senior population. By 2025, the Ministry of Health and the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) aim to grow this number to 220 AACs that will cover an estimated 80% of the total senior population.
The estimated number of seniors aged 65 and above who live alone in Singapore in 2022 was 79,000. In FY2022, the Silver Generation Office (SGO) under AIC engaged more than 230,000 seniors through their outreach efforts, of which about 27,000 were living alone.
SGO will prioritise seniors who are living alone for their outreach efforts this year, and link them up with AACs and other community partners for follow-ups and assistance, such as regular home visits and check-in calls.