Filos’ services for the elderly aim to support seniors in Kembangan-Chai Chee in building strong social connections in their neighbourhood and in receiving timely access to integrated health and social care. Read on to learn how our volunteers and staff alike have touched the lives of our senior beneficiaries!
Breaking Joyce’s Expectations - For those with moderate or early-stage dementia, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is an evidence-based treatment that has been proven to help with their cognitive conditions.
It took some convincing by her son before one of our beneficiaries, Joyce agreed to attend CST at Filos. However, from her very first session, she was grateful to have been met with the kindness and patience of our professional Eldersitter, Eva. Over time, she gradually opened up and Eva became a friend she could turn to.
“From then on, I eagerly looked forward to Tuesdays and Fridays because I could learn a lot from Eva,” Joyce shared in a heartfelt handwritten note.
Reaching Mdm Song* - When Senior Befriender, Stephen first approached Mdm Song, their brief conversations over the gate of her unit did not offer much room for rapport building.
With each visit by Stephen though, she slowly came out of her shell and eventually started opening up to Stephen about her problems. Now, Mdm Song would even go on regular walks with Stephen despite her mobility issues, which allowed more opportunities for her to exercise and socialise.
As we progress further into 2023, we hope to continue serving and empowering our beneficiaries so that they may continue to age happily in their community.
*Pseudonym is used to protect the identity of the beneficiary.
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