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Volunteerism rate needs to be 70 per cent with ageing population

Volunteerism rate needs to be 70 per cent with ageing population

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Jun 06, 2018 06:00 am

Singapore hopes to double its volunteerism rate from one in three currently to seven in 10 in five years, in an effort to create a caring and empowering environment for its rapidly ageing population.

"We hope for Singapore to grow as a giving nation with a volunteer in every household," Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said in a keynote address yesterday at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network's conference.

"We believe technology can empower and enable citizens to do good by providing time, money and resources to meet the needs of their neighbours and build stronger social bonds," she added.

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Duke-NUS medical students provide free health check-ups for seniors

Ang Tian Tian
Jun 08, 2018 06:00 am

When Miss Lee Li Wen, 24, visited an elderly woman at her home to conduct a health screening, she was shocked to see the diabetic patient's insulin medication stored in a cupboard.

The medical student said: "Insulin has to be refrigerated, otherwise, the medication will become ineffective and the senior's blood sugar level will become dangerously high, causing her life to be in danger."

Upon probing, Miss Lee realised the senior did not understand the storage instructions on the medication and helped her re-organise her storage.

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The aging problem will just get worse

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