“If possible, I hope I can be a community befriender to more seniors. To me, if I can make more friends while helping others, why shouldn’t I continue?”
- Mdm Chua Kit Han, 65
“Since I still have the ability, I should help the others.”
- Mr Tan Thiam Heong, 63
“When we see the happiness on the faces of the people we help, it makes us happy as well.”
- Mr Walter Chan Yee Cheong and wife , 56
“I enjoy being a volunteer. Many people just need someone to talk to, and it is good to see what I can do for them.”
- Madam Rukumani Subramaniam, 65
Mdm Theresa Toh feels that volunteering has changed her perspective on life as she comes in contact with people from all walks of life and of different backgrounds.
- Mdm Theresa Toh, 70
From Friends to Befrienders
- Madam Ng Geok Thuay and Madam Wong Yoke Hun , 64
A listening ear and a strong support
- Madam Tan Guek Kew, 64
More than a befriender-befriendee relationship
- Madam Renuka Devi Ratty, 66
"It always make me happy to see people enjoying my food."
- Madam Nancy Ting, 60
Mr Tan felt that his physical and emotional health have both improved since he started the Community Befriending Programme.
- Mr Tan Eng Cheow , 65