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Enabling Village: Promoting social connections at supermarkets 

Yesterday’s post about seniors taking their own lives really hit a nerve and today, like a ray of sunshine, this article appeared in the Today’s papers online. It’s heartwarming to know that more is being done to create inclusion in the community.

A really great article by Dr Thang Leng Leng about a cool program happening in Singapore, the enabling village. I hope it will take off and be highly successful among the Singaporean community. An inclusive society is definitely the way to go! It’s also really good to know that NTUC LearningHub has started training 100 supermarket frontline staff to help senior customers, and especially in the areas of dementia. Good on you NTUC!

At this month’s opening of the Enabling Village — Singapore’s first community space for people with disabilities — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called on Singaporeans to continue building a more inclusive society by valuing everyone, and through active citizenship.

Source: Promoting social connections at supermarkets | TODAYonline


Hi, I'm Dr Joanna Sun, Co-author of the Singapore Environmental Assessment Tool. I am very passionate about working towards improving the care of people with dementia, and I hope my work will make a difference.

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