Lions Befrienders Service Association
Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) – LB is a Social Service Agency which was formed in 1995 by the Lions Clubs of Singapore and a Lions District Project.
Established in 1995, LB has more than 20 years of experience in befriending and caring for seniors in order for them to age in place in the community. LB strives to address the varied needs of more than 20,000 seniors by adopting a senior-centric approach in its eldercare services. Leveraging on the support of some 1,000 volunteers, we actively engage more than 5,000 at-risk seniors through LB’s Befriending and Community Outreach services. Amid challenges in the eldercare landscape, LB undertakes constant review and adjustment to its programmes and services. Under our Community Outreach arm, we currently operate 10 Senior Activity Centres, 3 Cluster Support, 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.
For more information, visit www.lionsbefrienders.org.sg.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
YFC 2020 programs will help Lions Befrienders to raise funds and awareness for the programmes and services of Lions Befrienders. With the fund raised, it will help LB to continue running the services for our seniors through our Befriending and Community Outreach Services.
LB is currently serving – 10 Senior Activity Centres, 2 Senior Group Homes, 3 Cluster Support Offices, Home Personal Care with 6,062 seniors and 1,177 Befrienders (volunteers). With the expansion in services, more funds will be needed to support the operations to serve more socially isolated and vulnerable seniors. This will allow LB to empower more seniors with the quality of life and aging-in-place within the community.
Purpose of fundraising could be sponsoring: Hot meals, Festive celebrations, Adult diapers and other consumables, Outings to attractions, Seniors’ groceries and many many more….
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
YFC participants will get to know about LB by attending orientation and visiting LB beneficiaries.
They will be engaged via activities that are held at Senior Activity Centres or even accompanying seniors for an outing trip.