ageing in place

庆祝双亲节 三代同堂义工助力长者众乐乐 (联合早报 – 2024年5月25日)

“Celebrating the 3rd Generation Double Day with volunteers helping the elderly” (Lianhe Zaobao – May 25 2024) Friends of the Third Age held a special event on Saturday (May 25) at Block 5, Haig Road. The event hosted red envelope folding, colourful water bead bottle making and other activities. Colorful sand table painting and other activities […]

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Two new courses at Residential College 4 tackle ageism through co-creation of intergenerational bonding activities (17 April 2024, NUSNews)

The challenge of creating and pitching the curriculum (UTC2732 ‘Rethinking Ageing: Potential for Integration’ and UTC2733 ‘Rethinking Age: Potential for Connection’) to three different generations in two-hour sessions over 12 weeks was not lost on course facilitator Dr Lynette Tan. “At NUS we are taught to be reflective teachers. This particular practice was something that

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Launch of AIC’s Silver Guardian Program at PCS Esther AAC

On 5 April 2024, Presbyterian Community Services in collaboration with the Agency for Integrated Care celebrated the launch of a new AAC volunteer programme at PCS Esther Active Ageing Centre, which was attended by guests, seniors and Community Care Partners. The programme, later referred to as the “Silver Guardians”, is part of a national initiative

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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

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护联中心推出乐活大使计划 希望2028年前招募2400名义工(8world – 2024年4月5日)

“The Agency for Integrated Care launches the Silver Guardian Ambassador Programme and hopes to recruit 2,400 volunteers by 2028” (8world – April 5, 2024) The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) has launched the Silver Guardian Programme, with the goal of recruiting 2,400 volunteers to serve as volunteers in active senior centers across the island by

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The problem with being alone: Social isolation, loneliness biggest enemy for seniors in S’pore (The Straits Times, 5 Dec 2023)

Prof Thang Leng Leng, PCS Vice Chairman, shared with the Straits Times article, ‘The problem with being alone: Social isolation, loneliness biggest enemy for seniors in S’pore’ that “there should be more support for ageing in place, with community-based care and support services within walking distance of a person’s home.” Read more:https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/all-the-lonely-people-tackling-social-isolation-among-older-singaporeans

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Crossing from beneficiary to volunteer leader (Stewardship Report 2022 – 2023: Crossing Frontiers)

A happy assembly line: Mdm Sandy Tan (second from the left) helping to pack mailers for our fundraising efforts, together with other regular volunteers of Sarah AAC and PCS Fundraising Executive, Ms Christa Choo (far right). Mdm Sandy Tan started as a beneficiary of PCS Sarah Active Ageing Centre (AAC). In 2021, she came to know of

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 Give more elderly the freedom to age-in-place 让更多的老人有居家养老的自由 #EasterAppeal2023

Mr Wee is 101 years old and still mentally alert. Although he can move around unassisted, his legs get tired easily which puts him at risk for falling. Therefore, he cannot leave his house to buy meals on a daily basis. Moreover, he has begun to feel lonely and purposeless as his wife and child

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Delighted to share my life (Featured Article: Branches Sep 2022)

NJ at the recent National Day celebration! Mr Koh Ngiap Joo is one of Presbyterian Community Services’ (PCS) long-time volunteers. We call him NJ. You cannot miss his signature Ukulele, fedora and smile. Ngiap Joo at a training event with all the other Esther AAC volunteers The faithful Ngiap Joo and friends performing at Esther

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