This April, 500 local and immigrant volunteers from CDAC and SFCCA will bring 500 elderly from VWOs, such as Thong Kheng Charitable Institution and St John’s Home for Elderly Persons, to the Singapore Flyer and the Gallery of Dreams exhibition for an afternoon of discovery as the volunteers befriend the elderly, and learn more about Singapore’s heritage and history. Each volunteer will be paired with an elderly resident, and there will be opportunities for deeper interactions and relationship building. There will also be a lunch reception which will be a delight to the elderly. Three volunteer training sessions will be conducted to ensure that volunteers are prepared for the role, while fostering a spirit of camaraderie.
This outreach has been an initiative of CDAC for the past 11 years. Since 2013, CDAC has partnered with SFCCA to encourage more immigrant volunteers to contribute to Singapore society.