Take Care of Elder People
What We Want to Solve
According to the data from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan will soon become an aged society in 2018. The population of 65 years old and above will be over 14% of total pupation, an old age population dependency ratio that means four young adults will raise one older person and is still increasing. The needs of taking care of elder people who live alone is increasing, and it has become an urgent priority.
How We Respond and Act
The TSMC Charity Foundation cooperates with external organizations to establish a Networking of Love system which connects several medical organizations in northern, middle and southern Taiwan. Through donating goods and money, helping medical organizations extend their scope of elders caring services and the number of elder people who have been severed, to help elder people who lived alone have better prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, meanwhile having safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and medical services.
Our Major Achievements
Built the highest altitude day-care center in Taiwan
What We Have Done: Networking of Love
- In 2017, we cooperated with 8 medical organizations, served over 7,200 elder people who live alone.
- Established the highest altitude day-care center in Taiwan in order to provide comprehensive medical services for elder people who live alone in remote areas. It also helps elder people increase well-being and delays aging from social connection support.
- Continually supporting round visits in remote areas, in 2017, we donated a medical van for visiting rural areas to Doctor Yang-wei Kao who received a Medical Contribution Award, which assisted him to take care of elder people who live alone in remote areas.
- We are dedicated to improve the equipment of exiting tribe day-care centers in remote areas. For example, we assigned professional employees to help local day-care center to build rehabilitation center in Mudan Township, Pindong County, and provided goods for living.
Other Project Based Activities
In 2017, several divisions and factories held projects regarding taking care of elder people who live alone. Nearly 1,000 employees donated over NT$1.5 million, and over 130 employees devoted nearly 700 service hours.
Spreading Love at Year End; Sending Warmth to Elders’ Home
In 2017, Fab 3, Fab 12A, Fab 12B, Fab 15A and Fab 15B all launched Year-end meals projects. A total of 416 employees donated more than NT$160,000. Year-end meals, Chinese New Year couplet, and red pockets had been passed to around 270 elder people who live alone. We also spent Chinese New Year eve with these elder people with joy, and learnt the importance of showing our love to elder people in a timely manner.
Hualien Mennonite Social Welfare Foundation — Depart with Meal-box with Love
In 2017, the TSMC Charity Foundation responded to the needs of Mennonite Social Welfare Foundation, donating NT$1 million through employee donation as the maintenance fee for delivery cars TSMC No.1 and TSMC No.2 which have already driven for more than 100,000 kilometers for delivering meal-box for elder people who live alone. Part of the donation was also used as the payment for meal-box delivery volunteers.
I can’t go out due to my foot pain, so I am so happy so many people come to visit me today.