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Oldest resident is 94

There are 36 former leprosy patients - 14 women and 22 men - living at the Singapore Leprosy Relief Association (Silra) Home.

The home provides food, lodging, recreation and health-care services, and also teaches the patients handicraft skills and rehabilitative work.

Silra's executive officer, Mr Francis Tan, said the youngest resident is a 62-year-old man and the oldest, a 94-year-old woman.

The Silra Home was built in 1971 at Lorong Buangkok. It moved to its current Buangkok View location, a five-storey building, in 2005.

Silra president Dr Seow Chew Swee said the home is supported by the Community Chest and donations from the public.