About Campaign

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84-year-old Mdm Ong Siew Choo is among the growing pool of elderlies who live by themselves. Poor health besieged her with a stroke that resulted in her entire left side of her body immobile. It took almost 10 years of physiotherapy for Mdm Ong to fully regain some of her mobility to move around. Without a rollator, Mdm Ong would not be able to move about on her own as she continues to take over the household chores and occasional cooking of her meals at home.

Mdm Ong is however, thankful to Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly (MDRCE) for providing free physiotherapy services to her all these years that resulted in her getting better and gradually gaining mobility on the left side of her body. No doubt full strength is still a challenge to her daily activities, her improvements are a far cry from when she first had stroke in 2011.

The proportion of older adults like Mdm Ong living alone has been increasing since 2000. Between 2000 and 2015, the percentage of Singaporeans 65 years and older living alone grew from 6.6% to 8.9 % (41,200 / 460,900 adults 65+) (Department of Statistics Singapore 2015).

With your kind donation, you can support elderlies like Mdm Ong through free rehabilitative treatments at MDRCE.

About the Charity

Founded in 1992 by Venerable Chao Khun Fa Zhao, Metta Welfare Association was registered as a charity in 1994. Endorsed by the MSF, MOH and MOE, we are a member of the National Council of Social Service, Singapore Hospice Council and Singapore Disability Sports Council.

Metta Welfare Association aims to provide the following services to the community:

1) To provide accessible and affordable medical care to the less fortunate - home hospice care for the terminally ill and day rehabilitative services for elderly and stroke patients.

2) To provide disability care, respite care, residential care, and training for the intellectually disabled.

3) To provide special education and training for children with mild intellectual disability and/or autism.

4) To provide community care services for the elderly, students and children.

5) To develop and provide forms of medical care and welfare services as required by the community.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Elderly
Families
Health
Social Service