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“WHO GUARDS THE BODYGUARD?” The ethics of care for vulnerable older adults, an essay by cultural anthropologist Ad Maulod

Cultural anthropologist Ad MAULOD examines existing models of healthcare and social services provision in Singapore, and how they enable aging with dignity. In doing so, this essay questions who, how, and why we should care for the most vulnerable in society.

“CARE IS THE STORY OF WHO WE
MIGHT BE” A reflection by CRT
volunteer Rocky Howe

Rocky HOWE leads research and advocacy at the Cassia Resettlement
Team. His piece builds upon the experiences of Tong, which you
can read more about in “I HAVE TO DEPEND ON OTHERS.” An
interview with a former Dakota resident.

“I HAVE TO DEPEND ON OTHERS.”
Interview with former Dakota
Crescent resident Tong

Tong, at 90, has no family and no children. He shares the struggles
of ageing alone and his unease at relying on others. He talks
about being caught in a vicious cycle of debt, and bitterly
confronts us with how Singapore has left a generation of
elderly people behind.