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The COPE programme was initiated by Southeast CDC in 1999 as a befriending programme reaching out to the elderly residing in HDB estates, ensuring that while they are living independently, they are not socially isolated.

COPE volunteers reach out to some 600 silvers staying within 21 blocks in Mountbatten estate and 12 blocks in the vicinity of Toa Payoh Lorong 8.

By 2020, we aim to recruit enough volunteers to visit these seniors at least once a month.

 
 
Volunteering once a week recharges my tank
— Leong, COPE volunteer
COPE volunteer at a museum tour

COPE volunteer at a museum tour

 
 
3-Step connection
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Visit to the science centre

Visit to the science centre

 
Parent’s Day celebration 2016 with Grassroots Advisor, MP Lim Biow Chuan

Parent’s Day celebration 2016 with Grassroots Advisor, MP Lim Biow Chuan

独在异乡为异客, 每逢佳节倍思亲

Being in a foreign land alone, as a stranger, I miss my loved ones more dearly during the festive seasons.
— 王维, poet. (This is the inspiration for Gift a Little Festive)
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Gift-a-little-festive was designed to create a micro-befriending experience for first-time volunteers and also to deliver festive cheer to our seniors staying alone. Currently the programme mobilises more than 300 volunteers each year, reaching out to some 600 elderlies staying within 33 blocks at Mountbatten and Toa Payoh Lorong 8.