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About Campaignends 31 Oct 2018, 11:59 PM
As we continue to expand on our services through the commencement of our ninth Senior Activity Centre (SAC), we need your help and support more than before. Our ninth SAC is slated to serve about 300 seniors living in the rental units, around the SAC.
The video highlights the day in the life of an SAC's staff. Our SAC(s) provide seniors with a welcoming ambience where they get to socialise and engage in meaningful activities that has been thoughtfully planned by our colleagues from the SAC(s). The conceptualisation of these activities takes time and effort as our colleagues would have to first understand our seniors' wants and needs.
Join us in this fundraising drive as we step up our efforts to fend off social isolation amongst our seniors. The funds that we raise would enable LB to sustain the services that is provided to our seniors, therefore enhancing their social support system. We look forward to your support as we strive connect with our seniors, thus enriching their lives.
About the Charity
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.