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Age Friendly Workforce Asia 2011 Conference             3 November 2011               Dr Philbert Chin                  Pr...
WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 1Total Fertility rate: 1.24 births per womanNet migration added annually: Ze...
WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 2Total Fertility rate: 1.24 births per womanNet migration added annually: 30...
WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 3Total Fertility rate: 1.24 births per womanNet migration added annually: 60...
WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 4Total Fertility rate rises gradually to 1.85 births per woman by 2025 befor...
FROM MR LEE KUAN YEW“20,000 to 25,000 migrants is digestiblepolitically”         Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew       ...
•Total Population: 4.8 million•Working age population: 3.1 million•Elderly aged 65 and older: 1.14 million•Ratio of workin...
SINGAPORE’S CURRENT DEFINITION ON THEDISABLED“The Singapore’s current definition usesthe medical criteria as the base and ...
COMMITTEE ON AGEING ISSUES: REPORT ON AGEING   POPULATION                           Ambulant Status of Seniors Are you abl...
ESTIMATED AMBULATORY STATUS OF SENIORS IN 2050   SHOWN IN FIGURESProjected number of elderly aged 65 and older     1,140,0...
HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD SINGAPORE            ARTICLE ON VOLUNTEERISMGiving to the community the benefit derives by the reci...
PROMOTING VOLUNTEERISMMr Goh Chok Tong highlighted two ways to promotevolunteering:  By providing volunteer opportunities...
CHANGING MINDSETS“ It will take a long time, not just months but years, to change mindsets about what ageingmeans and to r...
LEADERSHIP FROM THE GOVERNMENT The government must create an environment where positive  social capital will flourish Th...
ACHIEVEMENTS OF RSVPProgrammes & Committees                   Number of Active            Number of              Number of...
VOICES FROM THE VOLUNTEERS OF RSVP
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1540 dr philbert chin strengths and potential of singapore’s active seniors volunteer workforce

  1. 1. Age Friendly Workforce Asia 2011 Conference 3 November 2011 Dr Philbert Chin President
  2. 2. WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 1Total Fertility rate: 1.24 births per womanNet migration added annually: Zero Total Population: 3.03 million Total Young people aged 15 and below: 274,400 (9.1% of population) No. of working adults will decline to 1.73 million, making up just over half – 57.3% – of the population No. of Elderly aged 65 and older: 1.02 million (33.6% of the population) Ratio of working age adult supporting each elderly person = 1.7: 1 Median Age: 54.6 years old
  3. 3. WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 2Total Fertility rate: 1.24 births per womanNet migration added annually: 30,000 Total population will grow to 4.89 million by 2050 Total Young people aged 15 and below: 651,300 (13.3% of population) No. of Working-age adults: 3.1 million (63.3% of population) Elderly aged 65 and older: 1.14 million (23.4% of population) Ratio of working age adult supporting each elderly person = 2.7: 1 Median age: 45.7 years old The assumptions here reflect most closely Singapore’s current situation
  4. 4. WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 3Total Fertility rate: 1.24 births per womanNet migration added annually: 60,000 Total population will almost double to 6.76 million by 2050 Young people aged below 15 will increase to 1.04 million by 2050 (15.3% of population) No. of working adults: 4.45 million (65.9% of population) Elderly aged 65 and older: 1.27 million (18.8% of the population) Ratio of working age adult supporting each elderly person = 3.5: 1 Median age: 41.6 years old
  5. 5. WHAT SINGAPORE WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050SCENARIO 4Total Fertility rate rises gradually to 1.85 births per woman by 2025 beforestabilising at this levelNet migration added annually: ZeroTFR of 1.85 is optimisticTotal Population declines to 3.37 million in 2050No. of Young people aged 15 and below will decline to 447,100 (13.3% of population)No. of working-age adults: 1.91 million (56.6% of population)Elderly aged 65 and older: 1.02 million (30.2% of the population)Ratio of working age adult supporting each elderly person = 1.9: 1Median age: 50.9 years old
  6. 6. FROM MR LEE KUAN YEW“20,000 to 25,000 migrants is digestiblepolitically” Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said at a recent forum
  7. 7. •Total Population: 4.8 million•Working age population: 3.1 million•Elderly aged 65 and older: 1.14 million•Ratio of working-age adults supporting each elderly person: 2.7: 1
  8. 8. SINGAPORE’S CURRENT DEFINITION ON THEDISABLED“The Singapore’s current definition usesthe medical criteria as the base and buildson top of that, an examination of thesocio-functional limitations.”
  9. 9. COMMITTEE ON AGEING ISSUES: REPORT ON AGEING POPULATION Ambulant Status of Seniors Are you able to move around physically 65 years old 65 to 74 75 years old without any help? and above (%) Years old (%) & above (%)Ambulant and Physically Independent 87 93 78Ambulant and Physically independent 8 5 13but require walking aidRequire some physical assistance to 3 1 6move around and need some assistivedeviceNot bedridden but require total 0.7 0.4 1physical assistance for movementBedridden 1 0.5 2 Source: NCSS 2005
  10. 10. ESTIMATED AMBULATORY STATUS OF SENIORS IN 2050 SHOWN IN FIGURESProjected number of elderly aged 65 and older 1,140,000in 2050Ambulant and Physically Independent 991,800 (87%) 1,083,000Ambulant and Physically independent but 91, 200 (8%)require walking aidRequire some physical assistance to move 34,200 (3%)around and need some assistive deviceNot bedridden but require total physical 7,980 (0.7%) 53,580assistance for movementBedridden 11,400 (1%)
  11. 11. HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD SINGAPORE ARTICLE ON VOLUNTEERISMGiving to the community the benefit derives by the recipient are:1)Sense of Achievement a) A sense of achievement, satisfaction and fulfilment2)Way from the Rat Race a) By extending a helping hand, you will realise that your problems are not as big as you think they are3)Meet new people a) Get a chance to meet new people and broaden your social network b) Learn to work with people from different backgrounds c) Get to know people from various professions4)Pick up a new skill a) This will allow you to learn more and help in your personal development
  12. 12. PROMOTING VOLUNTEERISMMr Goh Chok Tong highlighted two ways to promotevolunteering:  By providing volunteer opportunities that are flexible and bite-sized  Organisations to invest more in volunteer management
  13. 13. CHANGING MINDSETS“ It will take a long time, not just months but years, to change mindsets about what ageingmeans and to realise the opportunities to help ourseniors be confident participants in society for aslong as they are able.” Mr Lim Boon Heng, then Minister in charge of ageing issues
  14. 14. LEADERSHIP FROM THE GOVERNMENT The government must create an environment where positive social capital will flourish The government must also provide the leadership and resources in engaging and nurturing the proper allocation of available and willing human capital.
  15. 15. ACHIEVEMENTS OF RSVPProgrammes & Committees Number of Active Number of Number of Volunteer Senior Volunteers Clients served Hours clockedActive Ageing Seniors 241 6,973 996Cyberguide & MUP 80 7,282 6305Changi Senior Ambassador 151 213,740 24,216Hosting 9 18 180Learning Journey/ Senior Guiding 103 16,300 6,297Mentoring 40 182 2465Mentally Disadvantaged Outreach 50 200 3393Administrative Support 107 8,000 12,791Committee Members of all 110 4,415CommitteesProGuide 17 2,268Total 908 252,695 63,326 Note: Some volunteers volunteered in more than 1 programme / committee. Total number of members: 1,022 Number of unique active volunteers: 456 / 44.6% Each volunteer volunteered an average of 139 hours annually (National average: 48 hours annually)
  16. 16. VOICES FROM THE VOLUNTEERS OF RSVP

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