Crafting Relationships, Transcending Generations
Vision & Mission
To alleviate the issue of social isolation among the elderly in Singapore by creating an outlet of communication and interaction
By providing an interactive platform for the creation of meaningful, long-term relationships between elderly and youths.
What do I do?
As a volunteer in this project, you will be attached to a senior in one of our partner nursing homes/activity care centres. Across 4 Sessions, you and your senior will co-share one scrapbook. During each session, both of you will complete activity sheets and decorate the scrapbook to personalise and make meaningful connections with the seniors. At the end of the 4 sessions, the seniors will get to keep the completed scrapbook and hold on to those precious memories forever! We will highly encourage you to go for more sessions upon your request!
I enjoyed my time talking and getting to know the elderly that i was paired up with. The scrapbook activities helped create topics of conversation that allowed me to feel more connected with them! This opportunity also allowed me to learn more about the elderly and understand them on a personal level. I learnt more about them as an individual and the activities they did on a daily basis at the LK elderly home 😀
The scrapbooking experience was lighthearted and fun. It was a creative way to engage us with the elderly using topics found in the scrapbook. There were also many value adding conversations- such as life advice and interesting stories from the Judy!
Talking to Bertha helped me understand more how life was in the past and appreciate what we have now in the present