Hong Bao Donation Drive - Act of Giving & Care for Seniors
About Campaignends 29 Feb 2016, 12 AM
Chinese New Year is a time for reunion, celebration, sharing of love and blessings with family and friends.
We would like to encourage the public to participate in Hong Bao Donation Drive to foster the act of GIVING and exemplify the value if CARE for our society.
At Lions Befrienders, our seniors' quality of life is of utmost importance to us. We aim to alleviate social isolation amongst our seniors, whilst empowering them to live independently as valued members of our community.
Currently, we reach out to over 5,000 seniors, and also partner with over 1,000 trained Befrienders (volunteers) and networking partners.
Your donation helps us continue running services for our seniors who are beyond 65 years old and are at risk of social isolation:
1) Befriending Services
Weekly home visit to provide seniors with psycho-emotional support and monitor their welfare and living environment to ensure they age gracefully and with dignity.
2) Community Outreach Services (SACs)
Organise activities, outings and programmes through our 7 centres to help them stay physically and mentally active while integrating them into a social network.
3) SAC (Cluster Support)
Provide case management and counselling services to seniors who are frail and require assistance for their daily activities to ensure that these seniors can age independently in their community for as long as possible.
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. 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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