New initiative aims to recruit more than 2,400 volunteers for active ageing centres (The Straits Times, 5 Apr 2024)

A new initiative aims to get more seniors involved as volunteers at active ageing centres islandwide. 

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung described the initiative as the fourth prong of Age Well SG, a national programme that encourages seniors to live healthily and actively in the community.

Being able to contribute to society can give people a sense of purpose and self-worth, said Mr Ong.

“Through volunteerism, seniors can continue to make a meaningful impact on the lives of people around them, and remain active, healthy and socially connected,” he said during the launch of the initiative on April 5 at the Presbyterian Community Services’ Esther Active Ageing Centre.

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