Research Findings

The mechanisms of elderly-befriending in Singapore:

An exploratory study

Past research has focused more on the outcomes of befriending, instead of the process of befriending. In 2019, LB concluded with a study to gain a deeper understanding into the process of befriending and how it works to produce positive outcomes. Download to read more.

A Survey on Life Sentiments

In 2021, we surveyed 365 individuals (seniors and non-seniors) on their sentiments towards life and old age. The responses gathered showed that life perspectives change as people age, and intergenerational differences exist. Download to read more.

Research Involvement

An NUS-LB Research Collaboration: Part 2 of 6 – About Social Isolation, Loneliness and Community Based Participatory Research

The COVID-19 global pandemic exacerbated existing inequalities, particularly of seniors who are living in rental flats and/or lack meaningful social connections. Through in-depth interviews with community stakeholders, current pain points and relevant areas for intervention surrounding the issues of loneliness and social isolation are highlighted. 

An NUS-LB Research Collaboration: Part 1 of 6 – About Social Isolation, Loneliness and Community Based Participatory Research

In collaboration with Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at National University of Singapore, this study explores older adults’ experiences with social isolation and loneliness over the course of ageing and its effects on various aspects of health.

Click to read the first out of a series of 6 articles.