Experience at Peacehaven

Bedok Day Centre is a day center established in the 80’s in order to look after the elderly in terms of health, nutrition and ensuring they receive enough exercise. Upon arrival at the center, we were introduced to the main physiotherapist and he explained to us what his role in the center is and how we are going to establish a connection with the clients at the center. Prior to…

Cas Reflection 1

Last year, I was part of the service called “Evergreen” in which we would visit an old age home and conduct some activities with the elderly. It was an extremely rewarding experience and thus I wanted to be part of a similar service this year which is why I joined “Music Sound Beam Peacehaven Bedok day Center.” Unlike what the name suggests, our service has nothing to do with music,…

Origami at Music Soundbeam Peacehaven Bedok Day Center

For the past 3 weeks at the Peacehaven Bedok Day Center, we have been doing origami with our clients. We decided to do origami since through research we had come across that it helps the elderly relax and unwind. This activity also enabled us to give them something they could take home with them. Although in the start we were struggling to do it properly. Since it was the first…

End of Season 2 reflection

Throughout the past few weeks, we have been going to an elderly persons day care center, at first the whole experience was a bit overwhelming just because there was such a diverse set of personalities. Some of the clients were extremely energetic and forward going while others not so much. After visiting the center multiple times it was a lot easier to identify what each person wanted as we began…

A reflection of Season 1 and 2

Throughout the past few weeks this service has taught me a lot and I have experienced new things. Talking to the elderly taught me a lot about the struggles and the upsides of being an elderly in Singapore. It made me think about the future of Singapore and how the elderly aren’t supported well enough in Singapore however Peacehaven does do a great job as I see them providing meals,…

Ball Passing Game Reflection (Peacehaven)

Today during our visit to Peace haven Bedok, we tried out a new bowling activity with the elderly at the beginning of the session that they seemed to enjoy. Throughout, we made a conscious effort to maintain a supportive and encouraging attitude – which we found helped to beckon more of the shy elderly into participating in the activity. As the activity took place on the table top as opposed…