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.
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