Marine Parade shaping up to be a more senior-friendly estate

Marine Parade is shaping up to be an elderly-friendly estate, as facility improvements and programmes are being rolled out to help the elderly in the area. 

One of the initiatives is the GoodLife! Angel Ambassadors programme, where elderly volunteers visit senior residents who live alone in Marine Parade. 

The 40 ambassadors received their appointment certificates today, from Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, at a community event. 

The volunteers are trained to recognise signs and symptoms of depression and dementia. 

And there'll be more improvements to be made in the estate. 

For instance, seats at bus stops will be modified to make it easier for the elderly to use. 

The Land Transport Authority will also put in place large-print bus service information posters. 

In addition, more than 800 drain covers will be coated with anti-slip paint. 

These intiatives follow the Marine Parade pilot project launched last year, aimed at addressing social, healthcare and hardware needs of senior residents there.