About Campaignends 02 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
Thankfully, she is never lonely.
For 18 years, the 88-year-old widow has found a second family in the staff and volunteers at TOUCH Senior Activity Centre (TSAC), located beneath her block. During festive seasons, she and the other seniors eagerly look forward to the celebrations at TSAC. With all the fun at the centre, the holidays are never mundane!
Her all-time favourite activity at TSAC? It's definitely the excursions to bring frail elderly out of their homes, so they won't be facing four walls all day. She fondly recalls a memorable outing, when corporate volunteers brought seniors out for a stroll by the scenic Kallang Riverside, followed by breakfast and grocery shopping.
"I can't really see so I dare not go out. I don't like to trouble anyone. This is why I'm very touched when the kind volunteers remember seniors like me," said Auntie Ah Kim gratefully.
With all the support she receives from TSAC, Auntie Ah Kim knows she will be spending her golden years in good hands.
Many elderly live with social isolation in their old age, especially after the loss of their loved ones. This LNY, will you consider donating to support Auntie Ah Kim and her elderly friends? With your help, they can continue to enjoy the support and warmth of a community in their old age.
Thank you for making a difference!
About the Charity
A not-for-profit charitable organisation, TOUCH Community Services serves people of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds through its network of 18 services. Each year, its programmes and services meet the needs of some 31,000 clients and 152,000 service users. TOUCH is committed to helping its clients rise up above their circumstances, and live their lives with dignity and purpose. Your contributions to TOUCH will allow needy children to receive academic coaching and values-driven character development programmes, provide at-risk youths with another shot in life, allow the frail elderly to age-in-place by receiving medical help in their homes, and help persons with intellectual disabilities integrate better into society.