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Rotary Eldercare & Caregivers Centre

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BECOME A FOUNDING DONOR OF THE ROTARY ELDERCARE & CAREGIVERS CENTRE

FIRST OF ITS KIND IN SINGAPORE
This year, Foundation of Rotary Clubs (Singapore) Pte Ltd (FRCS) is embarking on an initiative to build and operate an eldercare & caregivers centre in Bukit Gombak to serve 13 HDB blocks with 2,500 seniors who are 60 years or older.

Led by FRCS and spearheaded by our Rotary Family Service Centre (RFSC), the Rotary Eldercare & Caregivers Centre (RECC or the centre) will take over a vacated community centre compound in Bukit Gombak, at low HDB rental rate.

RECC is uniquely modelled to provide both the elderly and their caregivers a physical venue to gather, to befriend and obtain help or to learn and participate in senior activities and their related support programs and services.

A PRIORITY NATIONAL CAUSE
The following key considerations were met:
The opportunity arose 2017 after Ms Low Yen Ling, mayor or South West District & advisor to Bukit Gombak and its grassroots, raised the possibility of a Rotary Family Service Centre-led project to develop and operate a separate service centre catering to the seniors, their caregivers and families, which has been earmarked as a priority national cause.

After careful deliberation where it was deemed that key considerations could be met did FRCS start to get things off the ground. These considerations included:

  1. The idea was in line with the governments focus on the needs of seniors and their caregivers
  2. Fruitfully consulted MOH, AIC & SNEC on directions and support
  3. There is a sizeable population which could benefit from the centre approximately 2,500 seniors & their caregivers living around Bukit Batok West Ave 5
  4. A space of about 460m2 at Blk 386 Bukit Batok West Ave 5 happens to be available
  5. Submission of funding application to Tote Boards Community Healthcare Fund for seed capital and Centres programme funding via AIC where a favourable response is expected.

This initiative will also bring together and involve the larger Rotary movement in Singapore, namely our youth in Interact and Rotaract Clubs, as well as the public through a variety of volunteer projects and activities.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

Person in Environment Ageing in Place

OUR FOCUS THE ELDERLY & CAREGIVER AS INDIVIDUALS

OUR APPROACH

A 3-pronged approach to provide all-rounded support and balance to seniors and caregivers in a well-connected community in order for them to thrive – Nurture, support and wellness

BUDGETING & FUNDING

Funding will be sought from the government, namely 1 for 1 matching from the Bicentennial Fund, public and private sectors for the following expenses.

  • Capital Expenditure: $465,000 (460m2)
  • Operational Expenditure (includes Manpower Costs for 3 staff + Operating Costs)
  • 1st Year: $281,125 (55% Manpower Costs)
  • 2nd Year: $285,281
  • 3rd Year: $290,635
  • Total for 3 Years: $1.32 million (Total Projected: $1.5 million to include 10% buffer & rounding up)

GET INVOLVED
Every dollar raised is a dollar closer to making the centre a reality. Your support and contribution are invaluable.

Donors who take action during our initial fundraising phase, from now till March 15, 2020, will be recognized as Founding Donors and will have their names inscribed on a board that will be installed at the centre.

All donations will receive 2.5x tax deduction from Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).

Your generous support will be very much appreciated by us and the residents who will benefit from having a centre that supports their mental and physical wellbeing.

To contribute, download the donation form by clicking on the button below.

Founding Donor Pledge Form

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