Filos developed a one-stop, home-based, value-added service of health and social care for the elderly living in the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community. Filos’ Elderly Services programmes aim to build a community that fosters social inclusion and engagement, allowing older persons of all ages to age-in-place, living their silver and golden years in familiar surroundings which they are happy to call HOME.
It is important for our elderly to continue their active citizenry. These programmes encourage our seniors to stay active, healthy and be socially engaged, enabling them to enjoy meaningful and enriching golden years.
These befriending services provide vital links between residents and the mental health support networks, as well as basic emotional support to seniors with mental health issues and their caregivers.
Filos’ Care and Case Management provides holistic and integrated health (physical and mental) and social care for residents with complex issues in the Kembangan-Chai Chee community. They are:
Mdm Chua moved into a Kembangan-Chai Chee rental flat in her 80s to support a daughter with some personal issues. She is a positive and resilient elderly who quickly became an active participant at Filos’ social wellness and active aging programmes. She is grateful that Filos’ HAPPY Programme has strengthened her body and made her better able to perform her daily tasks. She did not have the privilege to attend school and thus appreciates Filos’ Step Out programme, as it is where she can learn useful knowledge to manage her diabetes. She also has fun making useful crafts and most of all forging friendships with others in the community.