Inevitably, all people will age and experience both physical and cognitive conditions.
This often hinders individuals in carrying out daily tasks such as housekeeping and buying groceries. It may be even more upsetting when these elderly people in need have no family members by their side to support them. These are some of the crippling things the elderly will face.
With the support of volunteers at Ascending Hope Community Services, we aim to be the rainbows that cast over their difficult moments. We want to be a ray of optimism that they need to pull through their twilight years. We also hope to inspire and spread the importance of community participation in the process. The funds and contributions received from this campaign will allow us to fulfil our mission and expand our services to a larger outreach throughout Singapore.
The Senior Befriending Program, in which volunteers befriend seniors in their neighbourhood, helps to fight loneliness and social isolation, while at the same time acting as an eye and ear for seniors so that their needs can be better understood and supported.
Our staff and volunteers conduct home visits to offer the following outreach services:
For many people, these chores can be very doable, but for our beneficiaries, they are mainly elderly and do not have anyone to help them with this.
This is what we do for our cleaning and home refurbishing services:
Cleaning – We assist in light washing and decluttering of space.
Refurbishing – We partially renovate homes, cleanse, repaint, wash, and change furniture where necessary.
Even in our society today, many families and individuals need help for basic necessities that many of us take for granted. Ascending Hope provides food rations involves the collection, packing and delivery of food and household essential items on weekly basis, to needy individuals and families with financial difficulties.
Ascending Hope take care of the senior's needs by providing free haircut services at Whampoa Community Center, in collaboration with renowned hairstylists, Eddie Tan and Vince Toh of Xpect hair salon. They also head a group of trained volunteers from Ascending Hope, equiping them with the skills to provide senior citizens of Whampoa with free haircut services.