Stop and Smell the Flowers!

Our invite for our Singapore Botanic Gardens outing for the senior residents of Pearl’s Hill Care Home on 23 September 2017 is out!  Save the date!

Stop and Smell the Flowers Invite 8Sept2017

Don’t hurry.  Don’t worry.  You’re only here for a short visit.  So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.” – Walter Hagen

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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

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 🙂