What is Adopt An Elder
A new project initiated by Global Ehsan Relief Singapore , in collaboration with Yishun 71. The aim is to uplift seniors residing in a block in Yishun, provide them with daily essentials as well as extending a helping hand to them.
Why Should We Contribute
Most of them live off what’s left of their CPF income after their retirement age, with some having as low as $200 a month to pay for bills, daily necessities such as food and adult diapers, and medical bills. Moreover for some, they still need to continue working in order to pay off their bills and continue a decent standard of living.
How Your Contribution Work
There are various ways for you to extend a helping hand to these elderlies. For one, you can donate online here. You can also contribute your time by volunteering for our house cleaning sessions.
Stories of Beneficiaries
78-year-old Atuk Roslan Works 6 Days a Week
Atuk Roslan (not his real name), he is the sole breadwinner for his wife and him. He works as a cleaner to support their lives.
During our visit, he was on medical leave as he had suffered a fall a few days before and was still recuperating at home.
On the other hand his wife is bedridden due to a fall she had a few years back. Currently, she relies on help to get around and to bathe herself.