Taman Jurong residents to get help and friendship in community outreach effort
South West Community Development Council (CDC) is extending a helping hand to more isolated and lower-income residents, with the launch of its third Adopt-A-Precinct programme in Taman Jurong on Sunday.
Forty households will receive a handful of weekend visits every month from volunteer befrienders from ITE College West.
The volunteers will also help plan group outings, festive celebrations and health screenings, and install safety features like bathroom grab bars in homes of the elderly.
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an MP for Jurong GRC, spoke at the launch and said that the scheme was "all about community, volunteers and unity".