The Lions Home for the Elders brings quality health and personal care to the aged destitute and older persons in Singapore. Managed and funded by all of the Lions Clubs of Singapore, the Home strives to improve the lives of its residents by delivering a high standard of healthcare with kindness, compassion, love and encouragement.
The Home is guided by these objectives:
Lions Club members regularly embark on charity drives to raise funds for the Home. They also administer services in their own field of expertise, to improve the condition and running of the Home.
The home is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service. It does not have any financial assistance from the Community Chest. Operations are subsidized by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Our first community Home for the aged destitute and older persons began in January 1980. It was situated at the void deck of a Housing and Development Board block at Ang Mo Kio, Avenue 10.
The Ang Mo Kio Home provided free lodging for nine male and female residents, in two independent dormitories under the supervision of a trained staff nurse. Activities were organized for the residents, including befriending by the Lions Club members, school volunteers and members of the community. The Ang Mo Kio Home remained operational until 1998.
41 Toa Payoh Rise Singapore 298102
In November 1985, a World War II bomb shelter was converted into the second Lions Home. Located at 41 Toa Payoh Rise, the Home catered to 45 residents and provided separate dormitories for male and female residents. Priority housing was given the aged destitute and older persons from lower income groups. A team of dedicated nursing staff and aides provided quality nursing care, in addition to free medical and therapy services.
In 1997, the Toa Payoh Home was torn down for redevelopment into multi-storey Home. A Pre-lunch ceremony was held in November 1997.
487 Bedok South Avenue 2 Singapore 469316
The latest addition to the Lions Home for the Elders was opened in 1997 at Bedok South Avenue 2.
Residents of the Bedok South Home stay in six-bedded, four- bedded or two -bedded rooms. The home accommodates up to 154 residents.
Full- time professional nursing staff and health assistant care for the residents. A doctor provide free medical consultation. In addition, a full-time physiotherapist and a part-time occupational therapist conduct various life-enhancing therapies.
Centralized multi-purpose areas enable residents to dine, watch television, interact with their families and volunteers, or simple spend quiet moments alone. Beautiful landscaped gardens complete with fishpond on the ground floor, lend an air of tranquility to the surroundings. A large lobby and a multi-purpose hall on the third floor allow residents to participate in recreational activities and to enjoy performances by volunteers
The Lions Befrienders is a Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) initially set up as a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Singapore North, Serangoon Gardens and Stamford on 20th June 1994.
It was officially registered with the Registrar of Societies on 10 April 1995 and gazette on 21 April 1995. It started functioning on the premises of the Ministry of Community Development and Sports on 1 December 1994 and the Befrienders Service was officially handed over to the LIONS on 1 July 1995.
In 1999, the Lions Befrienders programmed became a Lions district project. Since then, our name has been changed to the Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) or Lions Befrienders for short.
The programmed has a long history in caring for and assisting the elderly to cope with the demands of daily living, enabling them to continue living in a familiar environment for as long as possible. From a pilot project in June 1982, it has evolved over time and today the Lions Befrienders oversees lonely elderly in every constituency.
Currently, the head office of the Lions Befrienders is located at Bukit Merah and we have 4 other centers to cater to the different needs of the elderly...
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