Thursday, July 1, 2010

EQ ranking!!!

NUMBER 1: What mobility obstacles to the elderly face in the neighborhood?
Reason: The elderly sometimes have mobility issues due to the natural aging process. Mostly they are unable to move around even their homes easily. Dealing with the problem will greatly aid the elderly in regaining some of their lost mobility and will also help the people with mobility disabilities.

NUMBER 2: How can we help the elderly enjoy life?
Reason: Apparently when I asked the caretakers and the people who work with the elderly, the main challenge they faced was loneliness. Dealing with the problem will allow the elderly to become open and happier, and a happy person is usually a healthy person. Also it will make the elderly more social.

NUMBER 3: How can the elderly become an advantage to the society?
Reason: As more of Singapore's population reaches 65, we will eventually have to find ways to tap into this manpower resource and build entire markets for this target demographic. We will also have to make Singapore an elderly-friendly place to allow the elderly to kontinue to be a part of society.


  1. Some good questions that you can follow up. Especially interesting is the idea of loneliness! Do filter for more ideas and possible problems in our next lesson/s

  2. Great Questions. But try something smaller and more simple. Like how to cater to their needs. Example, How could we aid them when they climb stairs etc.

  3. The second question has quite a good explanation, but although it can be improved. The first and third questions focus more the society and community.

  4. Hi Jonan,
    My opinions about the first question is I honestly think that it is quite a good idea, and helping the elderly in this area of their daily life can save them a lot of pain and trouble! I also feel that it can help them navigate around with their lost mobility! Overall, great idea and good reasons on why you chose this idea!

    The second question is also another grand idea to help the elderly with in their daily life! I guess many elderly really face this problem too in their daily life due to various reasons! Another great question with great reasons!

    The third question focuses more on business and marketing, am I right? Is that what you are thinking of? Well, it is quite a good idea as both society and the elderly can benefit! It is just like killing two birds with one stone! The elderly can exercise both physically and mentally, and become more active-agers, and at the same time, society can benefit too thanks to the elderly!

    Overall :
    Your questions are quite good, and accompanied with very good reason! I really hope that you can continue developing on this ideas as I really think that it can help the elderly become more active-agers!

    Yours sincerely,
    See To Yu Xiang