Unkind comments targeted at the elderly are counter-productive
01 Jul 2021
Opinion piece by Sng Hock Lin, who is pursuing his PhD in gerontology at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), featured the ageist and unkind comments targeted at the elderly. The article mentioned various methods to live and emphasise with the elderly. Hock Lin also mentioned his involvement in SP’s “Ageing Playfully” programme, where students apply design thinking knowledge and skills to create exercise programmes for older adults. Through the process, students develop empathy for the senior citizens’ physical and cognitive skills as well as form intergenerational bonds.