New ‘Silver Guardian’ volunteers to help seniors as part of Age Well SG initiative (CNA, 5 Apr 2024)

A new volunteer programme called Silver Guardian has been launched as part of a national initiative to help seniors age actively. The latest programme is the fourth prong of Age Well SG, with the other three being improvements to homes and living environments, improvement to transport facilities and expanding programmes for seniors to remain connected.

The initiative was announced by Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Friday (Apr 5) at the Presbyterian Community Services Esther Active Ageing Centre. “Seniors may experience a sense of loss post-retirement,” Mr Ong said, adding that this void could be filled by volunteerism, even if it is not a full substitute for work.

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