Another Week Beyond – 2320

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, donations, food insecurity, health

Dear Friends, Together with some neighbours, Marlina leads a community health initiative in their neighbourhood called¬†Healthy You & Me. They are constantly reaching out to their neighbours with information on affordable healthcare services and inviting them to activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. In their conversations, they also convey that good health is not attained at clinics or hospitals but …

Another Week Beyond – 2307

Beyond Another Week Beyond, health

Dear friend, As a community development agency in the service of people’s efforts to meet their needs, a colleague was heartened when he found himself doing janitorial duties in a roomful of adults and their children. 12 adults and 15 children packed a students’ care centre we had borrowed for a conversation to launch a neighbourhood hotline for neighbours to …

Another Week Beyond – 2239

Beyond Another Week Beyond, health

Dear friends, 10 days ago, we had the privilege of being a part of the Caring Communities Carnival organized by Yishun Health. The carnival commemorated their 10-year endeavour in nurturing an asset-led eco-system that supports communities to take ownership of improving their health and wellbeing. Minister of Health, Mr Ong Ye Kung was the Guest of Honour and he did …

Another Week Beyond – 2237

Beyond Another Week Beyond, health, volunteer, Volunteers

Dear friends, 15-year-old year Habib serves as an interpreter for his Tamil speaking mother regularly. Last Sunday was yet another occasion but this time he found himself really interested in what he had to convey to his mother. He was accompanying his mother to meet a chiropractor, and he found Dr Brian Teo’s assessment and explanation of the procedure intriguing. …

Another Week Beyond – 2225

kaylin Another Week Beyond, health

Dear friends, “Health is wealth” is a truism we are all familiar with but when one is of little means, the less visible barriers to a healthy life are many and perhaps, “wealth is health” would sound truer. A mother on a long-term social visit pass commented that she finds the cost of healthcare very expensive. She is part of …

Another Week Beyond – 2216

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, community spirit, health

Dear friends, Over the past couple of weeks, we have been distributing Care Packs provided by T-PRIDE and the Temasek Foundation to our members in different neighbourhoods. T-PRIDE was established in November 2020 to enhance community resilience during a pandemic.  The Care Packs contained face masks, sanitisers, mouth gargle and a digital blood pressure monitor. When Ferlynn who lives at the …

Another Week Beyond – 2212

Beyond Another Week Beyond, health

Dear friends, This week’s sharing is co-written with Felice, an intern who was moved to pen down her experience after helping with a recent conversation among mothers on the theme of “Health and Dreams”.  Felice was struck by the genuine care and concern people accorded each other even though they did not really know each other well and importantly, how people …

Another Week Beyond – 2148

Beyond Another Week Beyond, health

Dear friends, Since 7 October 2021, 12¬†residents have been meeting weekly as a “Health Workgroup” to address their health-related needs as well as that of their neighbours. These people felt that they had to do something to maintain, if not enhance their health after participating in¬†a discussion about a study¬†conducted in their neighbourhood. This study revealed that 40 percent of …

Another Week Beyond – 2140

Beyond Another Week Beyond, health

Dear friends, In January last year¬†(AWB -2002), we embarked on a project to train¬†¬†¬†residents of a public rental neighbourhood to discover the health challenges and aspirations of their community.¬†These residents were to speak with their neighbours and to gather information about the health-related needs of their community. Following which, the findings were¬†to be shared with the community to encourage residents …

Another Week Beyond – 2118

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Employment, health

Dear friends, We have been speaking to residents in two different neighbourhoods to better understand how they are caring for their health. This effort is done with a view of encouraging residents to act on improving their neighbourhood’s collective health outcomes. A¬†Singhealth study¬†¬†has shown that public rental housing was an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality and we are in …