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TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Seniors to get new PAssion card

They could hope for more fare discounts and other benefits.

A new PAssion Silver Concession Card has been launched to make it more convenient for seniors to stay active and engaged in the community.

The PAssion Silver Concession Card merges the existing Senior Citizen Concession Card and PAssion Card, and will serve as a common identifier for the community and businesses to honour our seniors.

Seniors can look forward to Senior Citizen concessionary fares on public transport, in addition to a suite of merchant benefits and privileges. They will also have access to the People’s Association’s exciting range of courses, activities and programmes such as Senior Academy and Course Xpress courses.

The Card will be issued free to all Singapore Citizens aged 60 years and above. Starting 5 December 2016, the PAssion Silver Concession Card will be automatically mailed in batches to the registered home addresses of Singapore Citizens who are existing Senior Citizen Concession Card holders.

Eligible Singapore Citizens who do not currently hold a Senior Citizen Concession Card will receive a letter by 31 January 2017, inviting them to submit their photograph so that they can receive a PAssion Silver Concession Card.

All seniors who are eligible as of 31 January 2017 will receive their cards by 31 March 2017.

Singapore Citizens who turn 60 on or after 1 February 2017 will receive their invitation letters when they turn 60.

Upon receiving their PAssion Silver Concession Card by mail, seniors will need to activate their Card to start enjoying concessionary fares on public transport. Seniors can bring their new PAssion Silver Concession Card, along with their NRIC or existing Senior Citizen Concession Card (if any), to any TransitLink Ticket Office or Temporary Booth.

The Card was jointly launched by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on Ageing, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association and Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport.

An initiative under the Action Plan for Successful Ageing, the PAssion Silver Concession Card is spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport and People’s Association with support from the Land Transport Authority and Singapore Business Federation.

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