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Lonely and ‘waiting to die’, Singapore’s elderly poor find hope in many helping hands

Poor health and mental illness isolate them from society. But a widening community network is striving to ease their loneliness and make sure they’re taken care of, in their final years. SINGAPORE: Her one-room flat was a cluttered mess, and Madam Helen Fernandez herself never seemed to bathe, said her neighbours who always saw her in the same set of ...

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