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      Sheltered Homes For The Aged



Sheltered Homes are residential facilities catering to the needs of ambulant senior citizens. The Homes provide some support services to assist and enable senior citizens to maintain their independence within the community.

Those who need to seek admission to a Sheltered Home for the Aged must:

- be at least 60 years old

- be Singapore citizens or permanent residents

- be medically fit and free from infectious diseases, be mentally alert and capable of taking care of their activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, dressing, etc. and

-  be without family and are on Public Assistance allowance. Those with a family but have difficulties living with or obtaining adequate support from their family members are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Public Assistance recipients can make their applications for admission to a Sheltered Home for the Aged through the Social Assistance Section of the Ministry of Community Development and Sports, 512 Thomson Road Singapore 298136.  Toll-free line: 1800-258 7619.

Those not on Public Assistance allowance can make their application directly with the respective Sheltered Homes for the Aged.


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Home for children and the elderly under one roof opens

"The 4-storey purpose-built facility comprising 2 homes, Sunbeam Place and Evergreen Place, was completed in May 06 and commenced operations a month later.

"Sunbeam Place is a group home for children and young persons run by Singapore Children's Society. Evergreen Place is a home for the aged run by Singapore Amalgamated Services Co-operative Senior Citizens Home..."