Affordable healthcare a key concern of older adults
Over 74 per cent of older adults between the ages of 56 and 75 are concerned with access to affordable healthcare even as Singapore makes plans to transition into a phase where the Covid-19 virus is endemic. 71 per cent also expressed concern over the uncertainties caused by Covid-19, while 70 per cent were worried about contracting the virus. These were among the key findings unveiled at the SMU's Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA) Symposium on Successful Ageing. In his address as guest of honour, Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng explained how organisations like ROSA play a critical role in helping society rethink its attitudes on ageing, and help more to view ageing as a positive force. SMU Assistant Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of ROSA, Kim Seonghoon, stressed the importance of continued government support through its various programmes to maintain employment during the pandemic.