Visit to Kwong Wai Shiu Nursing Home (July 2018)

A Saturday well spent with the residents of Kwong Wai Shiu!  Many thanks to Jack Tan and Kar Lock Lee for inviting us to spend time with our dear residents.

Kwong Wai Shiu is one of Singapore’s oldest charitable healthcare institutions.  It was founded in 1910 by a group of Cantonese merchants who wanted to provide Cantonese immigrants with free medical services.

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Thank you, Kar Lock Lee for teaching us how to cha cha cha!

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Thank you, Kar Lock Lee for teaching us how to cha cha cha!

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The residents from the dementia wards enjoyed very much Jack Tan’s music!  Kudos to you!

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Many thanks, Ms Soon for giving us a tour of Kwong Wai Shiu!

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With Kar Lock Lee and Jack Tan

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With Kar Lock Lee and Jack Tan

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A million thanks to you, Jack!  Your music brings joy to every nursing home we visit!

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With the dancing kings and queens at Clark Quay High Street!  Jack Tan plays his music here every Saturdays and Sundays!

You can read Jack Tan’s story here:  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/chinatown-busker-jack-tan-mission-fill-void-old-folks-lives-joy-10249056

 

Music therapy is music performance without the ego.  It’s not about entertainment as much as it is empathising.  If you can use music to slip past the pain and gather insights into the workings of someone else’s mind, you can begin to fix a problem.  – Jodi Picoult

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Pearls Hill Care Home Visit (26 May 2018)

It was a Saturday well spent with our dearest residents of Pearls Hill Care home, thanks to the generosity of Horsburgh Lodge No. 7533!

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Jack Tan and friends performed inside the wards so those residents who are unable to wheel themselves out of the wards, could enjoy Jack Tan’s music.  Thank you all so much!

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Yeo Eng Hua has been our regular volunteer haircutter  for our charity events in nursing homes across Singapore.  Thank you very much for your dedication!

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Jack’s story has moved us so we grabbed that very first opportunity to have him perform for the residents of Pearls Hill Care Home.   A million thanks to you!

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Our dear residents enjoyed Jack’s music very much because he played old Chinese songs that our residents easily recognised!

JACK TANPHCH 4Kar Lock Lee has been joining our charity events for Pearls Hill Care Home by performing for our dear residents.  Thank you so much for your untiring support!

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Many thanks everyone for your wonderful efforts to bring love and joy to our dear residents of Pearls Hill Care Home!  Till our next charity event!

Here’s the link to know more about Jack: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/chinatown-busker-jack-tan-mission-fill-void-old-folks-lives-joy-10249056

 

Music has healing power.  It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” – Elton John