Volunteers awarded for going extra mile to help seniors

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While reaching out to senior citizens to explain government schemes, relief teacher Kalyanasundaram Chandrakala met an elderly man who said he missed home-cooked Indian food. She made an effort to find a friend who could provide and deliver food to him. He said the food...

Formerly known as the Pioneer Generation Office, it was set up in 2014 to inform pioneers about the Pioneer Generation package.

"Now that you have accomplished your mission for the Pioneer Generation, we have decided to give you another mission ," PM Lee told the 2,800-strong gathering.The Pioneer Generation Office was renamed SGO last year and merged with the Agency for Integrated Care, under the Ministry of Health. SG Ambassadors make house visits to tell seniors about government policies that will benefit them, such as MediShield Life, and support schemes such as goods and services tax vouchers.PM Lee said that SGO is also working with other government agencies to provide more information online, through an app, and also to create an e-version of the Merdeka Generation card.

"As a result of these new initiatives, we have been able to reach 140,000 Merdeka Generation seniors within a short span of five months," added PM Lee.

Source: Education Headlines (educationheadlines.net)

 

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