Elderly Befriending Services: Befriend an Elderly Person

Support the emotional and psychological well-being of your loved ones by giving them the gift of a listening ear or shoulder to cry on through an elderly befriending service.

Growing old can be a lonely affair for some seniors, especially when their family members are busy with work and the daily activities of living. 

Here’s how befriending services for the elderly can help to reach out to your loved ones who are at risk of social isolation.

What is A Befriending Service for the Elderly? 

Befriending services for the elderly aim to improve the overall emotional and psychological well-being of seniors living in the community. As part of the service, trained volunteers will visit your loved one as a friend, providing some relief to their loneliness, isolation or boredom. Through their interactions, befrienders may also identify areas that can improve the day-to-day environment of your loved one and provide the necessary assistance.

Why Should I Apply for the Befriending Service?

A helping hand or listening ear can make a world of difference to the lives of seniors who live alone, especially those living with disabilities or battling ageing issues. 

How Do I Find A Befriending Service Provider?

To locate the nearest elderly befriending service provider, simply visit our E-Care Locator on the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Singapore.

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