About Campaign

ends 26 Sep 2017, 11:59 PM
Loneliness is a killer. When seniors live in isolation, they are deprived of colour, vitality & support, resulting in them living out of sunset of their lives depressed, bored & helpless. But aging doesn't have to be this way; we can play a part in enriching the days of our seniors & empowering them.

Studies have shown that the lack of social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day (Holt-Lunstad, 2010). Social networks & friendships not only have an impact on reducing the risk of mortality or developing certain diseases, but they also help individuals to recover when they do fall ill (Marmot, 2010).

Your support will enable Lions Befrienders to be the light for our seniors living in darkness. Your generosity can help us to provide:
- Basic grooming necessities to improve hygiene;
- Basic home cleaning services to keep the domestic environment free of insects and dirt;
- Inexpensive but engaging outings and activities for seniors;
- Medical escorts to accompany seniors to doctor appointments;
- Friendship and care to those who are alone and isolated;
- Recruitment and training of new volunteers to reach out to more socially-isolated seniors;
- New services which will positively impact the lives of 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.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Elderly
Social Service