护联中心拟2028年前招募2400名“乐活大使” 鼓励年长者保持活跃 (联合早报 – 2024年4月6日)

“The Agency for Integrated Care plans to recruit 2,400 “Silver Guardians” by 2028 to encourage the elderly to stay active.” (Lianhe Zaobao – 5 Apr 2025)

In order to better cope with the aging of the local population, the Agency for Integrated Care has launched a national plan to recruit and train 2,400 volunteers by the end of 2028 to organize activities at Active Ageing Centres islandwide to encourage the elderly to support each other and maintain an active lifestyle.

The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) launched the Silver Guardian programme on Friday (April 5), aiming to establish a volunteer talent pool and expand active entertainment by encouraging the elderly to support and accompany each other as part of the community role of Active Aging Centers (AACs).

In his speech at the launch ceremony of the Silver Guardian Programme, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that the Senior SG Program includes three major aspects: first, improving the family and living environment; second, improving transportation facilities to make them more suitable for the elderly; and third, enriching life. seniors’ lives, increasing the number and variety of programs and activities available to them and encouraging them to stay connected with friends.

(These) volunteers reported that they gained a lot from it. “The pilot program confirms what researchers, clinicians and the Ministry of Health have said, which is that volunteers benefit significantly, perhaps even more than beneficiaries,” Minister Ong said.

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https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20240406-3290137

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