Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore)
Description of Organization
– Relieve loneliness, isolation and boredom of lonely seniors
– Facilitate integration of lonely seniors into the community
– Facilitate empowering of our lonely seniors
– Promote active and positive ageing
– Encourage our lonely seniors to age in place with community support
– Promote community participation in caring for the lonely seniors
-A nation where every senior is active, healthy and happy.
-To provide friendship and care for seniors to age in place with community participation, enabling them to enjoy meaningful and enriching lives.”
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2023 programme
“This fund will support needy seniors by helping to supply the products and services they need to live healthily and independently.
Keeping seniors clean, safe and healthy by providing them with good living conditions will contribute to their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. We also hope to use this fund to educate seniors on the importance of hygiene and safety towards their goal of aging in place. As such, we plan to equip our volunteers with the skills to teach our elderly how to properly use these products and services, as well as how to create and maintain clean and safe living conditions to provide themselves with a good environment to age in.
LB has a “IM Healthy” initiative aims to empower up to 1,000 seniors towards better preventive healthcare through regular self-monitoring and tracking of their health at home.
Using technology and digital platforms, our aim is to encourage seniors to develop better health monitoring habits, have better control of their chronic conditions and access early intervention through primary care. With better preventive care, we hope that they can age gracefully in the community with a better quality of life.”
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
LB has 10 AACs island wide. We could invite the participants over to the centre to understand how the centres conduct programmes and also an opportunity for them to interact with the elderly.
The students might be more inspired and motivated to raise funds for their project, to benefit more seniors/quality service in the long run. They might be able to try out new ideas with our seniors and deliver the wants and needs of our seniors through regular visits or interaction with our beneficiaries. ”