7 Nov 2009
As part of Avelife's commitment to improve the public health of the socially disadvantaged, this project was organised to clean and repaint the homes of the elderly group living in the Queenstown. This project, run on a regular basis, was also introduced to encourage communication, understanding and the establishment of rapport between youths and elderly in Singapore to help develop and maintain a healthy social life for both parties.
The project was implemented on two separate occasions, 7th November 2009 and 31st January 2010. This project was organized by Avelife, in partnership with PAP Community Foundation. On both occasions, the project was graced by Mr Baey Yam Keng, Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC. The project was also sponsored by PAP Community Foundation, who provided the food and venue for the volunteers, and Esthetix Design, who provided us with eco-friendly Nippon paints.
The project has, thus far, seen a total of nine homes repainted which was supported by a pool of 30 Avelife volunteers for each occasion. An article was subsequently released on the PAP website: PAP Constituency Articles – Queenstown – Spring cleaning and painting 3.
In the near future, Avelife strive to extend this project to elderly living in other areas of Singapore.
5 Dec 2009
The Christmas Tree Lightup was held on 5th December 2009 at Singapore Botanical Gardens. This event was organized by the National Parks Board and was graced by Guest of Honour, Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development & Leader of the House. In the event of celebrating the festive season as well as to commemorate Botanic Garden's 150th Anniversary as well, 150 trees were decorated with recycled materials by numerous embassies and schools, including Avelife.
For this event, 15 members of Avelife came together, brainstormed and created an eco-friendly Christmas Tree using recycled materials like old rubber carpets, plastic bottles, and cans. All of these materials were provided by Avelife's volunteers and a day prior to the actual event, the 15 volunteers dedicated an additional 4 hours of their time to prepare the Christmas decorations.
19 Jan 2010
This project, officially launched on the 19th January 2010, was spearheaded by the executive members of Avelife: Kenny Yee (Advisor), Christianna Teng (Project Head), Jody Liu, Noor Balkiah, Priyanka Dinodiya and Xiao Fong (Team Members). The project has garnered the support of many organizations, namely, Council for Third Age, Singapore Action Group of Elders and PCL Printers (PTE) Ltd. Moreover, to stay true to our values of being green, the calendars were printed on recycled paper.
There are three purposes of this calendar. Firstly, it served to bring across the message of active aging to the community through carefully selected photos and quotes. Secondly, it is used to create awareness and build up the recognition of Avelife among the public and corporates. Thirdly, it is used to generate funds, through the sales of these calendars, to support future events organized by Avelife.
Overall, this project has gained a total of $2100 from the sales of 500 calendars. This project will be held annually with the calendars representing different themes each year.
3 Apr 2010
The Active Ageing Carnival is an annual event organized by the Council of Third Age. The event spans over two days, 3rd and 4th of April 2010 It was held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention Centre. The 2010 theme for the carnival is "A Journey of Discovery". The carnival will help the elderly in Singapore to discover themselves as well as new activities that can help them in fulfilling their life as they age. Avelife was one of the participating vendors in this event.
The project was very successful as it witnessed 200 elderly coming forth to express their interest to volunteer with Avelife and 150 elderly who enrolled themselves in the flower making course.
5 Feb 2010
Avelife Foundation makes its very first collaboration with Moove Media to aid their beneficiary, Home Nursing Foundation, on the 5th of February 2010. Together with 100 ComfortDelGro staff, volunteers from National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, students from EASB and Hwa Chong Institute, and 25 volunteers from Avelife, 4 montages that are of 3.6m wide and 2.2m tall were constructed with Moove Love badges with designs of Moove Media's signature cow illustrating the vibes of being 'Cool', 'Sexy', 'Rock', 'Fun', and 'Crazy'. The event was held at the Plaza Singapore Orchard Atrium and lasted a total of 4 hours.
The event was released reported in a media release and a total amount of $70,000 was donated to the Home Nursing Foundation.