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Molly Loh - Our Dancing Queen

Molly Loh - Our Dancing Queen

When she still resided in Gerbera, one of Apex's Assisted Living Homes, Mdm Molly was the Home's best dancer, always eager to teach any staff willing to learn. A conscientious, self-engaged lady, she took great pride in everything that she did, including dancing, artwork, and even the household chores she helped out in.

It was, therefore, heartbreaking when a stroke took away most of her physical ability, rendering her bed-bound. With the additional needs for support, Mdm Molly was moved to Periwinkle, our Tender Loving Care Home, a Home where residents are blessed with unconditional love and focused attention on physical health, comfort and stimulation.

Following the stroke, most of the activities she was engaged in before could no longer be done, and she spent the first few weeks not responding to any engagement. With knowledge of her interest in dancing, the TLC team started consistently engaging her in multi-sensory stimulation therapy, with the use of Cha-Cha music.

Over time, she started responding more, and today, she can fully open her eyes, alert, and responsive to staffs' prompting. On a good day, she might even be seen moving her arms along with the music, engaged to dance in a way she is still able to, a way that is meaningful to her.

 

Persons with dementia, engaged meaningfully through strength-based approaches in a nurturing environment, can continue to live well with meaning and purpose.

Your generous donation will go into helping us enable and empowering Persons with Dementia such as Mdm Molly Loh, one of the 210 residents staying at our Lodge, to continue a life with meaning and purpose.

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Ngm Su - Our Resident Explorer

Mr Ngm was always an outgoing and adventurous individual, which was why he particularly enjoyed his previous career as a welder on a ship. Even after he left that job, he continued his hobby of exploring, collecting items from the community which he'd try to repair at home.

Kon Sew Ling - Our Resilient Hustler

Mdm Kon always believed in the value of working hard. From clerical work to a part-time stint in McDonalds, to eventually a funeral procession's percussion player, Mdm Kon has demonstrated her adaptability and openness to a wide variety of good, honest work. Even after being diagnosed with dementia and thereafter residing in Apex's Gerbera Home, she continued to verbalise her desire to work.

Niam Boon Heng - Our Talented Musician

A motivated learner, Mr Niam always found meaning in picking up new skills on his own. Without formal courses or lessons, he learnt how to play the harmonica, accordion, piano, and even learnt English with only a dictionary as his teacher. In his pursuit of musical interests, Mr Niam spent his free time composing new songs and participating in stage performances in his old neighbourhood.

 

Tseng Wan Fen - Our Gentle Nurturer

Mdm Tseng was always dedicated to nurturing and caring for others, as a teacher, wife and mother of two, juggling between her passion as a teacher and responsibilities as a mother throughout most of her life. What free time she could find, she used to learn and play the piano.

Molly Loh - Our Dancing Queen

When she still resided in Gerbera, one of Apex's Assisted Living Homes, Mdm Molly was the Home's best dancer, always eager to teach any staff willing to learn. A conscientious, self-engaged lady, she took great pride in everything that she did, including dancing, artwork, and even the household chores she helped out in.

Jacob - Our Energetic Go-getter

Jacob used to be an operations manager at a shipyard, leading a happy and meaningful life. He spent his free time swimming and taking care of his dog. All of that changed when he was diagnosed with Dementia four years ago.

 
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