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Niam Boon Heng - Our Talented Musician

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.

However, that changed after he was diagnosed with dementia. Without the right support, there was no longer any motivation to continue his musical pursuits, and it was assumed that he'd lost those skills that he picked up previously.

That's why, when we handed him a harmonica, as part of our efforts to engage residents through music, it was a pleasant surprise when he started playing the harmonica with all the familiarity of a seasoned musician. At the end of the session, he even commented that the harmonica wasn't of good quality.

Today, as a resident of Blue Star Home, one of our four Supported Living Homes in Apex Harmony Lodge, where the residents are enabled and engaged to live well through the benefits of music, Mr Niam continues to be engaged in both group and individual musical activities, exercising his remaining abilities to live life meaningfully.

 

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 Mr Niam, one of the 210 residents staying at our Lodge, to continue a life with meaning and purpose.

Click on this link to donate through our Giving.sg campaign today: https://www.giving.sg/apex-harmony-lodge#donate

 

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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