The Worst of Times, The Best of Times
What if 2020 isn’t cancelled?
What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?
"A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw – that it finally forces us to grow."
2020 certainly has been a challenging year for all of us.
At Filos, we’ve had a front row view of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the vulnerable amongst us :
Mental health issues triggered or existing ones exacerbated through the stresses of the pandemic.
YET….. it has been a tremendous year of opportunity:
2020 forced us to grow. Painfully, but surely.
I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone of you who have been part of this journey and growth as we weathered the storm of Covid-19 together. Your support through volunteerism, donations, partnerships and collaborations means so much to us and has been at the forefront of enabling us to achieve our mission of building resilience and empowering lives of individuals and families in the communities we serve.
Wishing all of you the rich blessings of Love, Joy and Hope of the Season,
as we all look forward to a better tomorrow, built on all our collective efforts in this current time.
You can continue to support us by volunteering through this link:
and giving through this link:
"2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather
the most important year of them all."
Dr. Foo Fung Fong
Filos Community Services
International Grandparents day: Guardians of our tomorrow
22nd November is a day when we celebrate international Grandparents day. It is also a special occasion that commemorates the contributions that our grandparents and the elderly have done for the community and society.
The significance of this day in Singapore is more momentous than ever with our social fabric and ageing population. The increasing pivotal role that the elderly citizens play in our society has been evolving over the years. They have walked a long journey thus far, contributing to the building blocks of this nation. Many of the Pioneer and Merdeka generation are caregivers of their grandchildren who are the future citizens of this country. Grandparents are truly the guardians of our tomorrow.
In this tumultuous year plagued by uncertainties and fears around the world, the importance of family ties and kinship has shone brighter than before. Countless families were forced to be temporarily separated because of the pandemic. Thereafter, this longing to see our loved ones, that strong ambivalent emotion that comes from within, makes us appreciate the people around us even more. Absence truly makes the heart grow fonder.
Here at Filos, we are doing our part to promote healthy and active ageing for seniors and grandparents so that they can continue to live productively in our society. Find out more about these programmes here https://www.filos.sg/services-eldercare
We want to take this opportunity to wish our grandparents and the elderly amongst us a truly Happy Grandparents Day!
May years be added to their lives and life added to their years!