Gearing Up to End Social Isolation

by YongQuan Ang

for Lions Befrienders Service Association

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Our Campaign Story

ends 15 Nov 2017, 11:59 PM

The life of a senior is like a long journey without an expected destination. With the highs and the lows that a senior has to go through on any given day, I am challenging myself and am embarking on a cycling trip in Taiwan this October.

I plan to cover 1,000km in 10 days, starting from the North of Taiwan to the West and South of Taiwan before riding back to the North through the East. The weather condition is expected to be windy, and the elevation could go up as high as 500m altitude.

I have chosen to complete this journey on my own, but the many seniors that Lions Befrienders serve do not have the luxury of choice, and are mostly lonely seniors, living in social isolation. More often than not, social isolation is not a choice, neither is it a way of life.

Everyone needs a friend. Support Lions Befrienders and help them to reach out to more seniors who are socially isolated and those who are at risk of social isolation. Your support would go a long way to enable these seniors to live meaningful and enriching lives.



About NPO

At Lions Befrienders, our seniors' quality of life is of utmost importance to us. We provide friendship and care for seniors to age in place with dignity and community participation, enabling them to enjoy meaningful and enriching lives during their golden years. Close to 90% of the 5,000 seniors we serve live in one/two-room rental flats with little or no family support.

About NPO

At Lions Befrienders, our seniors' quality of life is of utmost importance to us. We provide friendship and care for seniors to age in place with dignity and community participation, enabling them to enjoy meaningful and enriching lives during their golden years. Close to 90% of the 5,800 seniors we serve live in one/two-room rental flats with little or no family support.

Since inception in 1995, we have served more than 17,000 seniors with the help of more than 3,000 trained volunteers. By 2030, about one in four residents would be 65 years or older and the number of elderly people living alone is likely to increase to 83,000, up from 35,000 now. Hence, with expectations to run new services and more eldercare facilities in the near future, this could raise our annual operating cost from $3.6 million to an estimated $5.5 million in 2016.

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