At L-derly Befrienders, we coordinate with Thong Kheng Seniors’ Activity Centre (Queenstown) to provide welfare for the elderly living in the one-room rental flats situated at Jalan Bukit Merah.
You may also take a look at our Info Booklet to learn more about us!
WHAT WE DO
During L-derly Befrienders’ regular weekly visits, our volunteers spend a fulfilling time with our elderly. We also keep them company, chat with them about how their week was and get to know them better!
Our volunteers help to run simple errands for the elderly under our care, from buying packet lunches to checking their letterboxes for them. Our volunteers also accompany some of our elderly on walks and grocery shopping within the residential estate.
We also make sure to celebrate our elderly’s birthdays!
Other than our regular visits, L-derly Befrienders organizes annual celebrations for festive occasions like Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas at Thong Kheng Seniors’ Activity Centre. Through activities such as the seniors’ favourite game of Bingo!, arts and craft and sing-alongs, we are able to foster closer bonds between the elderly and the volunteers as well as provide opportunities for our community members to bond with others in the estate.
Our L-derly Befrienders committee also plans annual major outings for the elderly! This involves visits to local attractions and areas together with our volunteers.
At L-derly Befrienders, we also care for one another! We host volunteer appreciation initiatives and bonding sessions that promote greater unity and closer friendships, so that we can work better as a team to serve our elderly.
Here’s a look at our recent LB bonding session held on Zoom!
COME JOIN US
As Mother Teresa said,
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
L-derly Befrienders hopes to bring warmth and make an impact in our community members’ lives through the acts that we do,
no matter how big or small. So, come join us and be a part of this meaningful Regular Volunteering Programme where you get to make new friends and meet our lovely elderly!
Block 3 Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore 150003
Behind IKEA, next to ABC Brickworks Food Centre
How to get there:
- From NUS: Take Bus 14, 197, 198
- From Commonwealth MRT Station: Take Bus 147, 196, 198
- From Redhill MRT Station: 33, 120
- Other buses: 14, 123, 153, 197, 855 and 961
Depending on which direction you are approaching from, the nearest bus stops names are Opp Blk 2 (bus stop no. 10131) or Blk 1 (bus stop no. 10139)
Second Branch (NEW!)
Block 123 Bukit Merah View Rd Singapore 151123
How to get there:
- From opp Tiong Bahru MRT: 5, 123, 195 (1 stop then cross the overhead bridge)
- Take buses 5, 14, 65, 120, 123, 195 to Blk 129 Bukit Merah View bus-stop.
Every Saturday, our visits start at 10AM-12PM.
We meet around 930AM at the pavilion/void deck of Block 3!
HEAR FROM OUR VOLUNTEERS
L-derly Befrienders has truly expanded my horizons. Our elderly community members tend to be both lonely and economically disadvantaged. Interacting with them has allowed me to better empathise with others, especially because the elderlies’ situation is so different from the average NUS student. Alleviating their loneliness and helping them with daily tasks is definitely not easy. However, their joy at the end of a long day is always the highlight of my LB experience. I still remember one of our community members' happiness when I bought her a birthday cake.