Elders not only play a part in passing down the traditions but they are the ones who raised the future leaders, dedicated their youth in curating opportunities for us and worked hard to serve the community. They have played their part, taken care of us and our community. And now it's our turn to take care of them and ensure that they don’t feel abandoned.
Our Senior Support Program is designed by focusing on the following core principles: make the seniors feel part of the community, bridge the future leaders (young volunteers) with the leaders of pasts (senior citizens) so they can build a strong connection, and provide them with any help they need (be it in form of resources such as wheelchairs or support of volunteers to carry out their daily tasks effectively).
With our Senior Support Program, we will assign young volunteers to the senior citizens who will assist the senior citizens on the following frontiers for the stipulated time period of the program:-
Weekly shopping is an important part of many people's routines, but it can also be a time-consuming and exhausting process for senior citizens. Our young volunteers will assist the senior citizens in purchasing the groceries from the list created by the senior citizens or even accompany them to stores where they can shop themselves.
When senior citizens need to see the doctor or go for medical tests, our dedicated volunteer will accompany them to the appointments. Moreover, other than ensuring that senior citizens don’t miss their appointment they will also offer companionship as they sit in the waiting room.
The knowledge, skill, and wisdom we gain as we get older enable us to make significant contributions to our communities' social and cultural fabric. Older people have an important role to play in advocacy, activism and nurturing the community. Hence our volunteers are there to assist them in social activities once a week so they feel part of the community.
Our Senior Volunteer Program is designed to promote health and independence for the elderly. We encourage seniors to be active and healthy through a host of support services. The senior citizens have vast experience and knowledge that is very valuable to be shared with a community that’s striving to make a difference for people in need.
With ailing health, many senior citizens are in dire need of supporting equipment such as walking sticks and wheelchairs to walk. Under our senior support program, we aim to provide the deserving citizens with the appropriate resources so they can continue to live their lives with minimal supervision and assistance.