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MacPherson Cares fund to help elderly

“[Our] society has a duty to take care of those who have done so much for Singapore. The question to ask ourselves is: How much is this generation of young Singaporeans willing to give of ourselves, to support the older generation, especially those who came from the founding generation of Singapore citizens?” – Parliamentary speech on 21 October 2011 by Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, Ms Tin Pei Ling. The issue of the elderly has been a focus for Ms Tin since she became an MP after the General Election in May last year. Vilified, especially by netizens, for certain gaffes during the elections, Ms Tin nonetheless has shirked these off and has focused on her grassroots work. “I pay particular attention to elderly issues, because about 1 in 3 residents in MacPherson are aged 50 years old and above,” she said in her Parliamentary speech last year. “But our entire nation is also ageing.” Ms Tin is MP for the MacPherson ward in Marine Parade. “We have a moral responsibility to take care of them, to help them enjoy fulfilling lives in their silver years. We will all grow old, some sooner than others. This is a…