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What is Wesley Befrienders To Older Persons (WBOP)?

 

Befrienders' Ministry is one of 13 outreach ministries under the Christian Outreach & Social Concerns (COSC) in Wesley Methodist Church.

Our mission is:

To respect the dignity and self worth of the elderly and to maximize their independence and quality of life. Befrienders seek to be God’s instruments of blessings to these poor and lonely elderlies regardless of race and religion.

Vision:

To strive for quality care and effectiveness of our services to the elderly clients under our care.

Eligibility of clients:

  • 55 years and above living alone or with another frail senior/ caregiver in a one-room rental flat.
  • With limited or no family support or on Public Assistance.
  • Suffers from disability (eg. blind, stroke, early dementia, crippled by ill health, etc).


Contact Us


Chairperson
(w.e.f. 1 Aug)
Mr Alvin Chua
Tel: 9790-0697
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Wesley Pastoral Team Member
Ms Loke Ai Mei
Tel: 6837-9265
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Vice Chairperson
TBA


Wesley Programme Coordinator

Ms Orchid Chua
Tel: 6837-9254
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Eligibility of Befrienders:

  • Humble
  • Committed
  • Prayerful
  • Passion to serve and care for clients and co-workers in BOP
  • Be a team player
  • Approachable
  • Good listener
  • Positive outlook

Training Courses:

  • Befriending Workshops
  • Mobility Aids Courses
  • Relevant Medical Talks (to equip volunteers towards a better understanding of elderly’s health and their sufferings)
  • Medication Tips and Hygiene Tips for the elderly

Annual Retreat:

All volunteers are encouraged to join in the retreats (especially planned for befrienders in mind). It’s a good time of growing together, fellowshipping and encouraging one another as co-workers in this ministry of God’s work.

Range of Services:

  1. Weekend meals delivery (dinner)
  2. Escort for medical appointments
  3. Aged Home/ Nursing Home/ Hospital Visitations
  4. Housekeeping (marketing, cleaning, cooking)
  5. Monitoring of medications (exceptional cases)
  6. Occasional outings / walks
  7. Befriending
  8. Accompanying clients to church

Ministry Opportunities:

  1. Ministry Prayer Partner
  2. Musical skills
  3. Medical & Nursing care
  4. Help out with transport
  5. Physio exercises
  6. Cooking / Baking
  7. Assist in ad-hoc events
  8. Computer skills
  9. Art & Craft work / Origami
  10. Technical skill
  11. Write in dialects
  12. Accompanying elderlies (new in faith) to dialect-speaking churches for at a minimum period of 1-3 months
  13. Grooming
  14. Writing articles for publication
  15. Photo & Video taking of events

Contact Us


Chairperson
(w.e.f. 1 Aug)
Mr Alvin Chua
Tel: 9790-0697
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Wesley Pastoral Team Member
Ms Loke Ai Mei
Tel: 6837-9265
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Vice Chairperson
TBA


Wesley Programme Coordinator

Ms Orchid Chua
Tel: 6837-9254
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 



Areas of Ministry:

S/N Area Frequency Remarks
1 Indus   Befriending at the discretion of each team
- importance of team network
2 Jalan Berseh   Befriending at the discretion of each team
- importance of team network
3 Bethany Methodist Nursing Home Monthly

(2 hrs Programme)
BOP adopted Love Ward
Last Sat of each month

4 SLEC GYC Bi-monthly

(1½ hours Programme)
Second & fourth Monday of each month (2.00pm - 3.30pm)

5 Home visitations Monthly

West Zone Team – morning/afternoon
East Zone – whole day

6 Outings
(i)
Ambulant   Weekends morning
(ii)
Non-ambulant   Weekends morning
7 Chinese New Year Once a year You may invite them to your place or bring them out for a meal
8 Mid-Autumn Once a year

BOP host event - a 4-hour Programme.

9 Christmas
(i)
at Bethany Methodist Nursing Home Once a year

BOP celebrates Christmas with the residents

(ii)
Various sub-ministries Once a year

De-centralised celebrations

10 Weekend meals Every weekend Meet at 4.30pm to buy food for distribution

 

Contact Us

Chairperson (w.e.f. 1 Aug)
Mr Alvin Chua
Tel:9790-0697
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesley Pastoral Team Member
Ms Loke Ai Mei
Tel: 6837-9265
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Vice Chairperson

TBA


Wesley Programme Coordinator

Ms Orchid Chua
Tel: 6837-9254
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.