Lions Befrienders Service Association
Description of Organization
Established in 1995, LB has more than 25 years of experience in befriending and caring for seniors in order for them to age in place in the community. Over the years, LB strives to address the varied needs of more than 86,000 seniors by adopting a senior-centric approach in its eldercare services. Leveraging on the support of some 1,000 regular volunteers, we actively engage more than 7,800 at-risk seniors via a spectrum of integrated eldercare service from preventive to intervention through comprehensive programmes, including social, emotional, mental and physical, to improve their quality of life.
Amid the challenges in the eldercare landscape, LB undertakes constant review and adjustment to its programmes and services. Under our Community Outreach arm, we currently operate 5 Active Aging Centres, 5 Senior Activity Centres, 3 Cluster Support, 2 Senior Group Homes and Home Personal Care services. Our Befriending arm extends island-wide befriending services to socially isolated seniors. For its exemplary disclosure and corporate governance practices, LB was conferred the Charity Transparency Award by the Charity Council in 2016 and 2017.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2023 programme
100% of the fund will be used, including but not limited to, customized programmes and services with focus on mental, social, emotional and physical, to enrich and empower our seniors to live independently in the community.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
Our focus is very holistic: Engage with seniors, advocate our cause and fundraise for our seniors.
We aim to groom youth to be social entrepreneurs. We provide, guide and give advisory on:
1. Volunteer Management
2. Creative Content Development
3. Marketing, Fundraising and Advocating Strategy
4. Logistic Management
5. Grant Application
6. Supporting materials, venue and story
7. Event Management
8. Reward and Acknowledgement
9. Any other matters