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Red Cross Volunteer Helps Seniors Fight Loneliness

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Mr Vincent Wong, 70, lost his wife to bone marrow failure in 1999, and with his two children studying overseas, he lived alone and was depressed for four months.

But one night, he snapped out of it and was determined to tackle life more optimistically.

He is now a Singapore Red Cross (SRC) volunteer spending time with lonely senior people battling with depression.

Last Wednesday was World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day and Mr Wong has been a senior volunteer under SRC's Community Befriending Programme since September last year.

He visits senior beneficiaries every fortnight so that they will not feel lonely.

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Mr Vincent Wong, 70, lost his wife to bone marrow failure in 1999, and with his two children studying overseas, he lived alone and was...

 

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