A voluntary welfare organization, the Lions Home actively promotes and employs best practices in providing a comprehensive range of services and programmes for the ageing population initiated and established by the Lions Clubs of Singapore.
Founded in 1980, Lions Home for the Elders offers a spectrum of elderly care services including caregiver and family support to assist families to meet the challenges of loved ones growing old.
Li Foundation visited the Lions Home for the Elders (‘LHE’) in Bedok for a “Chit Chat with Uncle Tan”. Uncle Tan and his knowledge of medicinal plants and herbal remedies are an important part of Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. The objective of the session is to disseminate his knowledge on preventing ailments and assisting in recovery by using herbal remedies to the volunteers and staff at LHE to better help the residents.
Starting their own herb garden and also making use of the premises around LHE, different species of useful herbs flourished. With these, caregivers and volunteers can now prepare and brew suitable remedies to help boost the recuperating process of the residents at LHE.
Lions Clubs International, is an international non-political service organization established originally in 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones. It is now headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. As of January 2020, it had over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members (including the youth wing Leo) in more than 200 countries and geographic areas around the world.
Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since they first began in 1917. Their clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.
The book showcases how the participants challenged their limits and conquered the World Marathon Challenge and North Pole Marathon to inspire people to challenge their own limits and pursue their dreams boldly.
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