The Singapore government announced this week that it will be taking a ‘whole of government approach to ageing’, meaning that they will commit significant resources, both financial and organizational, to address the coming age wave.

As reported in Channelnewsasia, the plan will include resources to comprehensively adopt the principles of ‘ageing in place’ so the elderly will have more choices to live in housing appropriate to their stage in life and financial situation.

IAHSA was part of the Asian Ageing Forum in Singapore in January and was included in high level ministerial meetings where ageing in place was the focus.    IAHSA’s 8th International Conference in London in July will feature a number of sessions on ageing in place and community services.