About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
'I am not afraid to die. But I most worry that when I die, nobody knows and my body rot', said 63 years old, anonymous Ah Ma.

The news of lonely deaths in seniors has been brought to the media countless times over the years. The most recent news involves an elder woman, who passed on and went unnoticed for 2 years before authorities discovered her decomposed body in her condominium. As the population ages, more seniors in Singapore are living alone, making the issue of undetected deaths a real concern.

Lions Befrienders is disheartened to hear the news of the elder's lonely death. We are constantly striven to reach out to socially isolated and lonely seniors island-wide, providing them with holistic care so that they can age in place in the community and with dignity till the end of life.

'It's inconvenient for me to leave the house. I am old and my body is aching everywhere. The boys and gals from Lions Befrienders' are very kind. They care for a weak old man like me. They visit me weekly, chit chat, bring me food and help me with my medication and doctor's appointment.', said 72 years old, anonymous Ah Gong.

Donate and help us to prevent loneliness in seniors today! Your contributions are important for us to access technology, resources and outreach programmes to mitigate isolation and prevent lonely or premature death in seniors.

About the Charity

Established in 1995, LB has more than 25 years of experience in befriending and caring for seniors in order for them to age in place in the community. Over the years, LB strives to address the varied needs of more than 86,000 seniors by adopting a senior-centric approach in its eldercare services. Leveraging on the support of some 1,000 regular volunteers, we actively engage more than 6,000 at-risk seniors via a spectrum of integrated eldercare service from preventive to intervention through comprehensive programmes, including social, emotional, mental and physical, to improve their quality of life.

Amid the 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, 2 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.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Disability
Elderly
Families