UPS has kicked off a year-long partnership with Sembawang Central Grassroots Organisations (GROs) and SG Cares Volunteer Centre (VC) @ Sembawang operated by Blossom Seeds Limited to support outreach to vulnerable seniors through its LIVEITUPSeniors programme.

Through the programme, UPS will collaborate with Sembawang Central GROs and SG Cares VC @ Sembawang to carry out monthly befriending activities in East Canberra Zone 3 & 4, within the Sembawang Central division over the next year. These activities are aimed at providing companionship and support to elderly residents, helping them stay healthy and meaningfully engaged through learning and social interactions.

UPS kicked off the programme with a Christmas celebration event that was attended by more than 100 seniors and volunteers, facilitated by SG Cares VC @ Sembawang in Sembawang Central today.

Minister for Health and Grassroots Adviser to Sembawang GRC GROs, Mr. Ong Ye Kung, graced the event as the guest-of-honour. Together with volunteers from UPS and Blossom Seeds Limited, Mr. Ong spread holiday cheer by joining seniors in interactive games and sing-along sessions of festive songs.

To support this initiative, UPS organized a donation drive to collect essential food and household items. These were delivered to the event in a UPS electric van and then distributed to senior residents in the neighborhood.

“Sembawang Central has been actively driving initiatives to help our seniors stay mentally, physically, and socially active, as part of the national Age Well SG movement,” said Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Health, Grassroots Adviser to Sembawang GRC (Sembawang Central).  “We can only achieve good results for our seniors, with the help of more volunteers, including corporate volunteers. I am grateful for UPS’s readiness to step forward and contribute to this effort and am certain that their employees’ volunteerism will make a positive impact on our seniors’ lives.”

“At UPS, we believe that everyone has the power to make a positive impact and contribute to building a more resilient community,” said Mr. Tze Hsien Lim, Managing Director for UPS Singapore. “Our employees are passionate about building a strong community support system for our seniors, and we are excited to join hands with like-minded partners such as SG Cares Volunteer Centre @ Sembawang to do so in a sustained and impactful manner. We look forward to meaningful engagements with seniors and empowering them to stay active, healthy, and happy in their golden years.”

LIVEITUPSeniors is part of UPS’s commitment to creating resilient and safe communities in more than 200 countries and territories where it operates. In Singapore, UPS has deepened its social impact efforts by supporting and partnering with non-profit organisations such as Caregivers Alliance Limited, Engineering Good, Hope Initiative Alliance, and Special Olympics

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