Visit to Society for the Aged Sick (Hougang) (21 Oct 2018)

Many thanks to the good folks and staff of the Society for the Aged Sick (Hougang Avenue 1) for the very warm welcome! We will visit you again soon!

Special thanks to Jack Tan for his beautiful music, as always! The elderly love your music dearly! The smiles on their faces are truly priceless!

Pres and I are very lucky to be part of a small group of volunteers who spends time and entertains the elderly in nursing homes we get to visit.

Part 4: Mr Dick Lee Celebrates Christmas with Woodlands Care Home Residents (8 December 2017)

Group PhotoDL IMG_6642A million thanks to Mr Dick Lee for making the lives of all our senior residents at Woodlands Care Home so much more beautiful!  Our hearts just grew three sizes and our good folks could not stop talking about Mr Lee and that Christmas programme we did for them last 8 December 2017!  It was such a heart-warming and a very meaningful event!

DL DSC_0127DL IMG_6632DL IMG_6602DL IMG_6613DL IMG_6608DL IMG_6581

We could not get enough of Mr Lee!  He nicely posed with the residents, staff, and the rest of our volunteers for photos!  A true Singapore idol!

DL IMG_6553DL IMG_6552DL IMG_6550

This is Mr Subramanian and he’s a huge fan of Mr Lee.  He had earlier asked if I could give him a photo of Mr Lee so what I did, I introduced him to his idol and took these nice photos of them together!

DL DSC_0171DL DSC_0172

Here are our group photos!  We struggled to squeeze ourselves in these shots!

DL IMG_6545DL IMG_6536DL IMG_6535

We sincerely hope that Mr Lee will continue to support us in our future charity events and help promote dance therapy for the elderly by dancing to Mr Lee’s songs.  Wo Wo Ni Ni is such a cheeky song and everybody just loves dancing to it!

Pres & Ivy


Tell me the last time you danced and I will tell you the last time you were happy.” – unknown


Part 3: Mr Dick Lee Celebrates Christmas with Woodlands Care Home Residents (8 December 2017)

Mr Dick Lee’s Mom was from Ipoh and from her he learned Cantonese.  This is his ticket to landing engagements in Hong Kong, having been able to write songs in Cantonese.  Wo Wo Ni Ni apparently was that song his Mom was very fond of, that taught him a bit of Mandarin.  Interesting to know that this song was not written by Mr Lee but by Ms Rebecca Pan (Pan Wan Ching).

He also made it big in Japan and Wo Wo Ni Ni, which he revived in 1989, was a sure hit and was in fact used as a jingle for some diet crackers or drinks TV ad!

Studies have shown that dance therapy brings well-being and happiness to old people.  In our sincere drive to promote dancing as a form of therapy for senior residents of nursing homes across Singapore, we have been dancing to Wo Wo Ni Ni and teaching the rehab teams and the residents of nursing homes the dance steps.  The joy it brings to our good folks, simply beyond what we had imagined it to turn out!  Just hearing a familiar song and without them even knowing it, hips are swaying and arms are up in the air!


Health authorities have long known that the arts can play a valuable role in the physical and mental well-being of older people, Mark Tran of The Guardian said.  A Royal Society of Public Health report in 2013, he furthered found that music and the visual arts improved vital signs, reduced anxiety and blood pressure and highlighted dance for its potential in easing loneliness and in encouraging non-verbal communication.  Physical benefits include improvements in balance, strength and gait, which reduce the risk of falls.

We serenaded our good folks with popular Christmas songs!

IMG_2355Group Photo 2

And we all sang Home with Mr Dick Lee towards the end of the programme.

DL DSC_0135DL DSC_0151DL DSC_0138DL IMG_3393DL DSC_0169