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Ngm Su - Our Resident Explorer

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.

Since being diagnosed with dementia in 2016, he had rarely gotten the chance to explore his surroundings, due to concerns from caregivers of him getting lost. That's why, when he came to Apex Harmony Lodge in 2018, his curiosity of the environment led to him deciding to explore the neighbourhood on his own.

After understanding from him about his desire to explore the neighbourhood, our care team initiated a plan to empower him to take part in many of AHL's in-community programmes. Through a well-rounded plan that addressed both his physical fitness and emotional stability, he now looks forward to multiple in-community activities every week, from horticulture therapy in Hort Park to Hawker Delights* at Jewel @ Changi.

With his exploratory needs satisfied, Mr Ngm has since been enthused to take part in multiple other activities and even help out the staff and other residents with chores, along with his friends in the Home.

*Hawker Delights is an initiative aimed at normalising residents' lives by empowering them to purchase hawker food for their fellow residents in trips to various malls and food centres

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 Kon, 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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Your generous donation will go into helping us enable and empowering Persons with Dementia to continue a life with meaning and purpose.

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