About Campaign

ends 01 Mar 2019, 11:59 PM
A wheelchair represents freedom to its user; but what good is a wheelchair to its user, if they are confined to the four walls at home?

Both Mr Tan Ah Yong and his wife Madam Chew Tor require the use of a wheelchair because of medical issues. They initially resided in a nursing home, but were later discharged because they preferred to age together in the community. Upon discharge, case workers at COMNET Senior Services supported the loving couple by providing services such as case management and befriending.

COMNET organises outings for low-income and vulnerable seniors who may be at risk of social isolation. Through these outings, and engagement and interaction with people of all ages, we aim to reduce social isolation, and instil a sense of inclusion and participation in our seniors. Over the years, our seniors have visited various local places of interests, and we have seen vast improvement in their moods.

Outings organised by COMNET are not funded, and require the help of donors like you.

At times, wheelchair users like Mr Tan and Madam Chew may be passed over for the opportunity to attend these outings because special transportation arrangements must be made to accommodate their mobility issues. As the population in Singapore ages, this will soon become an everyday situation.

Your generous donation will enable Mr Tan, Madam Chew and many other seniors who are wheelchair users to step out of their house, join their peers and continue to be active in the community.

About the Charity

Founded in 1978, AMKFSC Community Services Ltd. ("AMKFSC") is a leading community-based social service agency, which provides a comprehensive range of services to support various beneficiaries over multiple touchpoints across Singapore. AMKFSC operates four family service centres in Ang Mo Kio, Sengkang and Punggol, and offers other support services such as student care centres, senior service, specialised services for youth and young persons, and community mental health and wellness programmes.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Elderly
Families
CONTACT US

Jeanette Chong, Contact Person