Living at the Lodge

Nurturing The Heart

Introduction

People with dementia can be artists through engagement in visual arts and performance arts. These activities have therapeutic elements that enhance the well-being of people with dementia. The initiatives under Nurturing the Heart (NTH) strand aims to provide platforms for people with dementia to relate to and engage in arts in their daily lives and also to experience and express themselves through arts.

Initiatives

Arts to Enable

  • Gallery Visits
  • Art Jamming
  • Environment Aesthetics

Arts to Engage

  • Doll Therapy
  • Music Sing Along
  • Creative Space
  • Rasa Sayang Club

Arts to Empower

  • Living Arts
  • Photography with Agility

Arts to Enthuse

  • Angklung
  • Circle of Life

Art Jamming
In-home naturalizing art activities for residents

Gallery Visit
Outing to museums and galleries to appreciate arts

Doll Therapy
Alternative therapy to promote feelings of well-being and attachment in people with dementia

Music Sing-along
Singing as a form of musical expression and appreciation

Circle of Life
Therapeutic drumming

Creative Space 
Open studio using arts (artmaking and music)

Rasa Sayang Club & Indian Reminiscence Club 
Appreciating cultural and reminiscence elements

Living Arts 
Artists-in-training as a form of “art as therapy”

Photography with Agility 
See through the world at the beach through the camera lens

Angklung 
Traditional Javanese musical instrument which brings all of us together

Impact

“I joined the Living Art session in late August 2017, and I was surprised to discover how art (drawing/painting) can be a form of therapy and is for everybody, both for the residents and myself. It is relaxing and there is much satisfaction upon seeing the residents’ happy faces during the session and upon completion of their art pieces

I was lucky to be able to join the Artists (residents) for the “Meet The Artists” session at LASALLE College of the Arts where the art exhibition was held. It gave me a chance to see the beautiful artworks, and surprised to learn of what the residents were capable of.”

Yew Hong, NTH Volunteer for Living Arts

“Blossom in Autumn” – one of the pieces done by one of AHL’s residents

Big smiles for the camera- our residents enjoying a therapeutic art session at our monthly Hortpark outing

Our residents’ art pieces showcased at TakeHeART Exhibition at LASELLE College of the Arts

Our resident explaining his art piece showcased at TakeHeART Exhibition at LASELLE College of the Arts

 

Therapy Through Work

Apex Harmony Lodge recognizes that most elderly in Singapore has a strong work ethic and work constitutes a major part of self-identity. Being diagnosed with dementia does not erase the need to utilise their skills and experiences to contribute meaningfully to society.

 

 

Nurturing the HeART

People with dementia can be artists through engagement in visual arts and performance arts. These activities have therapeutic elements that enhance the well-being of people with dementia. The initiatives under Nurturing the Heart (NTH) strand aims to provide platforms for people with dementia to relate to and engage in arts in their daily lives and also to experience and express themselves through arts.

Enlivening Minds, Delighing Senses

People with dementia need constant cognitive and stimulation as a form of functional maintenance due to the progressive declining nature of illness. The programs under the stands of Enlivening Minds, Delighting Senses (EMDS) aims to provide optimum sensory and cognitive stimulation to help delay decline in cognitive function and skills in activities of daily living.

 
 

Fun & Fit

Morning Venture is a community program that enables our residents to actively socialise with the public in the neighbourhood. This community programme allows our residents to engage their senses and promotes normalized living in a natural environment.

 

 

Intergeneration Bonding Program

With Person-Centred Care (PCC) as the main philosophy of care, Apex Harmony Lodge hopes to provide integrated, holistic and enabling care for our residents. Having social psychology as one core component of care, we value the importance of building positive relationships for them.

Admission
Residential Care, Day Care and Respite Care

Applicants must be diagnosed to be suffering from dementia. They must be Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.
(Applicants must be free from infectious lung disease).