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  1. Straits Times (4 Jan) Pandemic year sparks record online donations
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pandemic-year-sparks-record-online-donations
  2. Straits Times (9 Jan) Community Chest’s Online Charity Concert raises over $2.7million for the vulnerable
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/community-chests-first-online-charity-concert-raises-over-27-million-for-the-vulnerable
  3. Zaobao (15 Jan) 3,000弱势长者将获关怀包 预防骨痛热症
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20210115-1116370
  4. Zaobao (19 Jan) 义安理工中文系学生当小老师为百余年长者设计12堂网课
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20210119-1117363
  5. Straits Times (21 Jan) Nursing homes in Singapore prepping for Covid-19 vaccination
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/nursing-homes-in-singapore-prepping-for-covid-19-vaccination-seniors-share-fears-of
  6. Straits Times (21 Jan) Wheelchair-bound senior wants to get Covid-19 vaccine to go out with peace of mind
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/senior-76-wants-to-get-vaccinated-to-feel-safer-when-going-out-to-meet-friends-and-family
  7. CNA (23 Jan) More volunteers needed to help reach out to seniors about Singapore’s vaccination process
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-volunteers-needed-to-help-reach-out-to-seniors-about-14027710
  8. Wanbao (30 Jan) 963好FM与吉宝电力送暖为年长者筹得1万3000元
  9. Shinmin Daily (30 Jan) 963好FM丽仪国贤向独居长者拜年送暖
  10. Sunday Times (21 Feb) I jaywalk because I’m fast enough
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/i-jaywalk-because-im-fast-enough
  11. Channel 8 News (15 Mar) 学校假期学生送饭送推车-向长者献爱心
    https://www.mewatch.sg/watch/8world-News-2021-E921-%E5%AD%A6%E6%A0%A1%E5%81%87%E6%9C%9F%E5%AD%A6%E7%94%9F%E9%80%81%E9%A5%AD%E9%80%81%E6%8E%A8%E8%BD%A6-%E5%90%91%E9%95%BF%E8%80%85%E7%8C%AE%E7%88%B1%E5%BF%83-204757?redirect=true
  12. Zaobao (15 Mar) 狮子乐龄之友协会试验计划-平板电脑报平安独居老人更安心
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20210315-1131325
  13. Shinmin Daily (20 Mar) 食物丢在租屋楼下
  14. Sunday Times (21 Mar) More elder-friendly deals can be redeemed with vouchers
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/more-elder-friendly-tours-can-be-redeemed-with-singaporediscovers-vouchers
  15. Straits Times (28 Mar) Seniors go on outings using their SingapoRediscovers vouchers
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/seniors-visit-gardens-by-the-bay-singapore-flyer-using-their-singaporediscovers
  16. Channel 8 (8 Apr) 岛屿温度
    https://www.mewatch.sg/watch/8world-News-2021-E921-%E5%AD%A6%E6%A0%A1%E5%81%87%E6%9C%9F%E5%AD%A6%E7%94%9F%E9%80%81%E9%A5%AD%E9%80%81%E6%8E%A8%E8%BD%A6-%E5%90%91%E9%95%BF%E8%80%85%E7%8C%AE%E7%88%B1%E5%BF%83-204757?redirect=true
  17. TODAY (8 April) Effects of circuit breaker linger a year on, sombre period hard to forget
    https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/effects-circuit-breaker-linger-year-sombre-period-hard-forget
  18. Business Times (15 Apr) Small scale online volunteering makes it big
    https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/small-scale-online-volunteering-makes-it-big#:~:text=To%20ease%20the%20stress%20and,micro%2Dvolunteerism%20and%20virtual%20volunteerism.
  19. TODAY (18 April) As volunteering goes virtual, more people are giving their time
    https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/volunteering-goes-virtual-more-people-are-giving-their-time
  20. Straits Times (19 April) From reading sessions to career mentoring: How corporate volunteering is evolving beyond Covid-19
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/community/digital-social-initiatives-corporate-volunteering-evolving-beyond-covid19
  21. Straits Times (19 April) Covid-19 vaccine take-up rate for seniors in Singapore expected to rise
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/covid-19-vaccine-take-up-rate-for-seniors-in-singapore-expected-to-rise-experts
  1. 25 January 2020; TODAY Online– “‘Charities, Volunteers, Restaurants Help Seniors Usher in CNY” https://https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/charities-volunteers-and-restaurants-help-lonely-and-low-income-seniors-usher-chinese-new?fbclid=IwAR3mtvwo_7DpHVLFS1RDJ2YYLyp1NGJW4VrEYnmhq2aBBI46_qTGm8Rqmf4
  2. 27 January 2020; Lianhe Zaobao– “乐龄学手作 解闷又赚钱” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/znews/singapore/story20200127-1024095?fbclid=IwAR1wRmj-_pECSNGzzbosPk_bj0Bml2Su-YuDz9U6baFyTQSsgps7DGU2-rU
  3. 28 February 2020; Lianhe Zaobao– “三年来近七成致命车祸 涉及乱过马路年长者” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20200228-1032595
  4. 15 March 2020; The Straits Times– “Keeping Seniors Engaged with Group Activities on hold”  https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/coronavirus-outbreak-keeping-seniors-engaged-with-group-activities-on-hold
  5. 16 March 2020; TODAY Online– “Now the Days Seem Longer” https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/now-days-seem-longer-social-activities-halted-isolated-seniors-struggle-pass-time
  6. 24 March 2020; 8world News– “贫困老人买不到必需品 福利团体欢迎超市特定购物时段” https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/seniors-not-able-to-purchase-necessities-due-to-panic-buying-welfare-organisations-welcome-priority?fbclid=IwAR1fpXEQ3evaO7olWhT4qQ96MK7WkbXpt3DRYUUDGOGZGRs8zNamaOxBlM8
  7. 7 April 2020; Channel News Asia– “COVID-19: Ensuring the elderly don’t become isolated during the outbreak” https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-loneliness-isolation-among-elderly-safe-distancing-12611158
  8. 20 April 2020; Lianhe Zaobao– “独居长者的抗疫独白” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/znews/singapore/story20200420-1046814
  9. 23 April 2020; Asiaone– “Charity project wants to bring joy to socially isolated seniors with donated MP3 players” https://www.asiaone.com/digital/charity-project-wants-bring-joy-socially-isolated-seniors-donated-mp3-players
  10. 26 April 2020; The Sunday Times– “A community coming together” https://www.dbs.com/livemore/inspirations/a-community-coming-together.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link_post&utm_campaign=covid19&dclid=CjgKEAjw4871BRCgzqDFsbaL1yISJACRxDixCA4XRp49amozlVOJuRPDn4QVseHaYQHQ-nsiL7TFiPD_BwE
  11. 2 May 2020; TODAY Online– “The Big Read: Digitally estranged, seniors struggle with sense of displacement in pandemic-hit offline world” https://www.todayonline.com/big-read/big-read-digitally-estranged-seniors-struggle-sense-displacement-pandemic-hit-offline-world?fbclid=IwAR2BFkWLQJwGgA9ttBVXGbiaLEghAvHeH3Ox9A19-luvfPYxOt-Y0y6JTOk
  12. 6 May 2020; Mediacorp Channel 5– “On The Red Dot: COVID-19: Alone. Together. – EP5” https://www.mewatch.sg/en/series/on-the-red-dot-covid-19-alone-together/ep5/940718?fbclid=IwAR3xLPvBXPe5tCAdRJ7l7lwmlTaGEErdz7EkdokAN_Zedj5RaP8Z66CTHhY
  13. 7 May 2020; Channel News Asia– “On The Red Dot Ep 5: It’s Not Easy Being Old” https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/on-the-red-dot-fy2021/it-s-not-easy-being-old-12712430?fbclid=IwAR0uT-d9GjjIrbEP4OIyIcQSjk9vIUCf614J3bMvHBh_ue1q6Q0HCc9o7fg
  14. 9 May 2020; TODAY– “Heroes Unmasked: Music and content loaded on MP3 players for seniors living alone to enjoy
    Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/heroes-unmasked-music-and-content-loaded-mp3-players-seniors-living-alone-enjoy” https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/heroes-unmasked-music-and-content-loaded-mp3-players-seniors-living-alone-enjoy
  15. 16 May 2020: The Straits Times– “From Chromecast to Houseparty, some seniors embrace technology during the coronavirus” https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/from-chromecast-to-houseparty-some-seniors-embrace-technology-during-the-coronavirus
  16. 21 May 2020; The Straits Times– “Staff from senior activity centres allowed to visit vulnerable seniors” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/staff-from-senior-activity-centres-allowed-to-visit-vulnerable-seniors
  17. 24 May 2020; Lianhe Zaobao– “6月2日起逐步让年长者使用 乐龄活动中心“限时限人”开放单人活动” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20200524-1055654
  18. 29 May 2020; 8world News– “乐龄活动中心 下周二开放 每次最多只允许五人进入” https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/cv-senior-activity-prep-1147331
  19. 1 June 2020; CNA938– “Senior activity centres resume individual activities as Singapore reopens | Video” https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/senior-activity-centres-resume-individual-activities-as-12793526
  20. 2 June 2020; 8word News– “乐龄活动中心重开 长者参与一小时活动”
    https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/senior-activity-1151736
  21. 3 June 2020; Lianhe Zaobao– “一些乐龄中心开放 年长者可单独活动一小时“
  22. 5 June 2020; 8word News– “前线追踪 | 解封第一天 独居婆婆去哪儿这么开心?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOSpNEc8BhI&feature=youtu.be
  23. 9 June 2020; The Straits Times– “Charities face new fund-raising reality amid pandemic” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/charities-face-new-fund-raising-reality-amid-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR2kOtFjBe2HR9ynQAffFRSGSFfAZu3BC0ujE1lVyyYEeyxIzdA1BUNAnC0
  24. 14 June 2020; TODAY– “Noting rise in attempted suicide cases, Lions Befrienders partners DBS to offer virtual support for seniors-at-risk” https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/noting-rise-attempted-suicide-cases-lion-befrienders-partners-dbs-offer-virtual-support?fbclid=IwAR02C_oGBJFYucm4h4_nJLvRuV_Ctm8UOLIvSypFJIx1xA8woBHvFEZl7H8
  25. 14 June 2020; 8world News– “为减少年长者孤独感 本地银行与社会服务团体推出虚拟交友计划” https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/senior-support-1162396
  26. 15 June 2020; The Straits Times– “DBS staff to befriend 1,000 seniors virtually to boost morale” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/dbs-staff-to-befriend-1000-seniors-virtually-to-boost-morale?fbclid=IwAR3BA-2dCAL7GNoDLrUadJBOHFk4KF4fHjyDKVRcTRjNFXVFB2Hq57Yo58w
  27. 15 June 2020; The Business Times– “DBS, Lions Befrienders launch Singapore’s largest-ever virtual befriending initiative” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/dbs-lions-befrienders-launch-singapores-largest-ever-virtual-befriending-initiative
  28. 18 June 2020; “The Straits Times– “Volunteers tap technology to keep reaching out to the needy” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/volunteers-tap-technology-to-keep-reaching-out-to-the-needy?fbclid=IwAR1-V4USWIMdoA1b36GC_BC9tL2ZEjrk1UdlOKJdrLas1Wlc-uBlrcvM-oc
  29. 20 June 2020; The Straits Times– “How to help seniors overcome tech phobia” https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/how-to-help-seniors-overcome-tech-phobia
  30. 14 July 2020; CNA938– “Singapore Stories with Eugene Loh” https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1665609963597557
  31. 25 July 2020; The Straits Times– “Your doctor will see you now – online” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/your-doctor-will-see-you-now-online
  32. 28 July 2020;Lianhe Zaobao– “病痛无阻行善心” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20200728-1072467
  33. 9 August 2020; The Straits Time & The Sunday Times– “Caring for the Community – DBS Staff Keep Elderly Engaged” https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/caring-for-the-community-1
  34. 20 August 2020 Straits Times; NCSS to hire up to 50 executives to manage volunteers at social service agencies
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ncss-to-hire-up-to-50-executives-to-manage-volunteers-at-social-service-agencies-here
  35. 26 August 2020 Straits Times – Art on a digital platter
    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/art-for-seniors-on-a-digital-platter
  36. 28 August Channel 8 News – 资媒局计划在明年3月之前 助10万名年长者掌握数码技能
  1. 16 January 2019; 8world News– “‘与机器狗游戏互动 减缓乐龄脑部退化”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj7B_QCTafk&fbclid=IwAR1oeiCqznPHazQJgo3AkSkSIXKAm32iTgkCCXxuuNBZqvLNK-l25B9bgrQ
  2. 20 January 2019; The Straits Times– “Something to smile about” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/something-to-smile-about
  3. 28 January 2019; The Business Times– “Prudential gives back to the less-privileged at Chinese New Year celebrations” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/prudential-gives-back-to-the-less-privileged-at-chinese-new-year-celebrations
  4. 24 Feburary 2019; Channel News Asia– “We’re passing them hope’: The ITE student who found her purpose uplifting others” https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/ite-student-elevate-digital-animation-volunteer-singapore-11282442
  5. 25 March 2019; The Business Times– “Making lives better together” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/making-lives-better-together
  6. May 2019; Channel 5– “Temasek Polytechnic Students Studying Gerontology to Organise Active Ageing Activities for the Elderly”
  7. 27 May 2019; Lianhe Zaobao– “淡马锡理工与建屋局合作 为东部和东北部年长者筹办社区活动” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20190527-959691
  8. 27 May 2019; The Straits Times– “Temasek Poly links up with HDB to boost active ageing activities” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/temasek-poly-links-up-with-hdb-to-boost-active-ageing-activities
  9. 28 May 2019; Lianhe Zaobao– “研究:有专职经理可吸引更多人当义工” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20190528-959955
  10. 28 May 2019; The Straits Times– “Hiring a manager can boost volunteer retention, study finds” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/hiring-a-manager-can-boost-volunteer-retention-study-finds
  11. 28 May 2019; The New Paper– “Managers key to increasing regular volunteer numbers” https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/managers-key-increasing-regular-volunteer-numbers
  12. 18 July 2019; 8world News– “研究:近一半小型公寓年长者 出现忧郁症症状” https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/older-adults-studio-apartment-depression-871306
  13. 18 July 2019; 8world News– “晨光|快乐银发族:八旬老人义务照顾同龄人 热心传递温暖” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2bIxNb-EzA
  14. 29 August 2019; Berita Harian– “Acara amal Maybank jaya kumpul $500,000” https://www.beritaharian.sg/setempat/acara-amal-maybank-jaya-kumpul-500000
  15. 30 August 2019; The Business Times– “Maybank raises over S$500,000 for charity” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/maybank-raises-over-s500000-for-charity
  16. 20 September 2019; WeChat– “新加坡狮子乐龄之友协会到访嘉庚故里” https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/dlN9t7Z6CRKEk4CmK1FjhQ
  17. 23 Septmber 2019; Lianhe Zaobao– “商人花两年决定姑姑50万元遗产受益机构” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20190923-991217
  18. 29 September 2019; Quanzhou Television– “狮子乐龄之友协会寻根之旅访问团莅惠参观访问” https://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rtzx53g0.html
  19. 2 October 2019; The Straits Times– “Range of groups giving targeted help to those who need it” https://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/range-of-groups-giving-targeted-help-to-those-who-need-it
  20. 10 October 2019; The Straits Times– “SBS Transit bus drivers, volunteers help seniors move to the groove with new programme” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/seniors-move-to-the-groove-with-new-programme
  21. 10 October 2019; Lianhe Wanbao– “社区爱心活动吸引90岁阿嬷随音乐舞动” 
  22. 10 October 2019; Shimin Daily News– “新捷运巴士车长与乐龄居民共舞” 
  23. 11 October 2019; Lianhe Zaobao– “魔法关爱车”开入社区 让年长居民舞动起来” https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20191011-996042
  24. 29 October 2019; The Straits Times– “Singapore’s caregiver extraordinaire” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapores-caregiver-extraordinaire
  25. 31 October 2019; The Straits Times– “I don’t need anything else’: 83-year-old man who cares for poor elderly gratefully declines donations”
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/i-dont-need-anything-else-83-year-old-man-who-cares-for-poor-elderly-gratefully-declines
  26. December 2019; Shinmin Daily News– “Comfort Delgro Celebrates Christmas with the Seniors”