Afternoon Chat with Pearl’s Hill Care Home Folks

Always a delight chatting with our old folks at Pearl’s Hill! You’ll be surprised to hear about their favourite things to do in their younger years and the places they want to see again when able! Thank you very much for sharing with us your stories!

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Auntie C does not watch the telly!  She considers her home her most memorable place!

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Auntie M lost her parents at 4 and spent her entire childhood helping her grandmom make and sell kuew!  Very nice lady!

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Auntie K adores Xiang Yun!

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Sean Connery is Auntie K’s favourite actor!

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Auntie E wants to visit Botanic Gardens!

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Auntie H loves Hong Kong movies and shopping at malls in Orchard!

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Uncle N likes Tamil films and said that they only paid a dollar fifty for s cinema ticket back then!

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Uncle T’s favourite pastime is gambling with friends!

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Uncle A wants to go to the zoo!

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Uncle A’s favourite song is Bengawan Solo!  And when at home, he loves cooking nasi goreng!

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Uncle C used to frequent the Majestic Theatre and remembers having to pay 50 cents only per show back then!


“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors
.”  – Tia Walker

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Pearl’s Hill Care Home Fit-out Session

Pearl’s Hill Care Home began its operations in January 2017 but as early as 2015 when the building and renovation works were nearing completion, they have been sourcing for volunteers to help out.  The very first volunteer work I did at the nursing home was in November 2015.

The fit-out session started with a quick briefing of the volunteers.  Pearl’s Hill Care Home is the very first government-run nursing home in Singapore.   Along with a few of my work colleagues, we pushed the hospitals beds, fixed the cushions, assembled the chairs, cleared the kitchen and the  laundry area, wiped the windows, swept the floors, etc.

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I made arrangements with the organisers that Pres and I would gift all those who volunteered our LOVE makes life beautiful cotton bags and they loved it!

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Our group photos!  Many thanks to all the volunteers!

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All photos belong to the owner.  Thank you very much!

 

Nothing is too small to not have a meaning 🙂

 

 

Morning Stroll on Pearl’s Hill (27 May 2017)

A charity event for our dearest residents of Pearl’s Hill Care Home in Chinatown Singapore

With all our volunteers and the staff of Pearl’s Hill Care Home.  Thank you all so very much for joining Pres and I in our Morning Stroll on Pearl’s Hill event and for spending time with our dearest residents on 27 May 2017.

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Our Haircutting Team, spearheaded by Ms Irene Ong, our haircutting instructor back in 2013.  Thank you very much!

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Our Dear Reflexology Team.  Many thanks to Master Lai and Ms Orifiel, who were our reflexology instructors in 2014.  Thank you both very much!

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We started our charity event with some morning hand exercise.  Our volunteers helped porter and wheel our residents from their wards to the activity area.  Master Lai conducted the 保健手操 (Bao jian shou chao) for our residents.  Thank you, Master Lai!

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With a few of our favourite residents at Pearl’s Hill Care Home who could not stop thanking us!  We thank you more for letting us spend time with you all last Saturday!  We will see you again very soon!

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After our morning exercise, we proceeded with haircutting.  Our Haircutting Team in action!  Thank you very much for participating in our charity event!

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Our friend Sir Jerome flew all the way from Manila PH just to join our Haircutting Team to participate in our charity event for our dear residents.  Thank you very much!  Mabuhay ka!

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Our dear residents queued up for their haircut after their morning exercise and while waiting for their turn, a few of our volunteers who had set up their karaoke system entertained our dear residents!  Thank you so very much!

Our Karaoke King!  He has got such a beautiful voice!  Thank you very much for serenading us with your favourite songs!

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Our Dear Reflexology Team decided to provide massage to our residents inside the residents’ wards so our dear residents would not have to get up from their beds and they could rest while enjoying their massage.  Many thanks to our Dear Reflexology Team for the wonderful efforts!

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A million thanks to our volunteers who showed up with their donations for the Pearl’s Hill Care Home residents!  May your good hearts be blessed always!

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Finally we can sit down and rest!  Tired but HAPPY for this chance to spend one Saturday with our dear dear uncles and aunties from Pearl’s Hill Care Home!  We will see you again real soon!

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Our charity event invite.  A million thanks to all our volunteers for participating in our Morning Stroll on Pearl’s Hill charity event.  Our dear residents feel so very loved (including Pres and I!) that we spent our Saturday morning with them!

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Thank you very much, Pearl’s Hill Care Home for letting us spend one Saturday with you!  We hope to see you all again very soon!

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Blessed are you when you enjoy the company of elderly people.  They are always ready to share their rich experience and wisdom with young people.”  – Lailah Gifty Akita