The 2020 special feature on global aging explores Singapore, an island-city-state in Southeast Asia tackling its next great challenge: building an innovative, age-friendly urban environment.

Aging of a Young Nation

Aging of a Young Nation

With its customary focus on long-term planning, Singapore has turned its sights on adapting to (and embracing) the impending demographic shifts, creating what it calls a “nation for all ages” that can serve as a model for age-friendly practices around the world.   Learn more

A Home for the Ages

A Home for the Ages

A shortage of personal living space hasn’t constrained the retirement plans of Sarip Junit, 73, and his wife Asnah Daud, 70. In fact, their compact home has given them a more expansive view of their senior years, as well as that element essential to aging well: independence.   Learn more

The State of Street Fare

The State of Street Fare

Standing amid one of the open-air markets, breathing in the aromas, it’s difficult to believe that this vibrant food scene, which unites Singaporeans and has become a huge part of their national identity, may face a tenuous future.  Learn more

Growing Community

Growing Community

The city-state, which lies off the tip of southern Malaysia, has embraced flora and greenery for all. Singapore currently has more than 350 parks, with therapeutic gardens designed specifically for seniors.  Learn more

Singapore's Silver Workforce

Singapore's Silver Workforce

As its population ages, Singapore’s workforce is also aging. Many employers are eager to utilize the talents and contributions of this older group of workers as a solution to their hiring needs.  Learn more

Singapore: An Island Nation with a Big Vision for Aging

Singapore: An Island Nation with a Big Vision for Aging

what Singapore lacks in space it makes up in vision — an expansive vision for inclusion and proper support that considers its whole population, even as the nation navigates its own changing demographic and economic realities.  Learn more

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