Diagnosed with osteoporosis and schizophrenia, 61-year-old Madam Lau Poh Eng lived together with her late uncle in his flat until his demise.
Feeling helpless and unsupported, Madam Lau struggled to find suitable housing until she was introduced to AWWA Senior Community Home (SCH), which was founded on the vision to enable seniors who expressed the desire to live independently for as long as possible, in the community. Over the years, support and encouragement from the SCH staff have led Madam Lau to overcome her initial sense of self-doubt, and gain self- confidence in carrying out various activities on her own.
Through SCH’s services such as health supervision and screenings, physical and mental exercises, counselling, and recreational activities such as urban hydroponic farming, Madam Lau has been provided with invaluable opportunities to lead an independent and dignified life. Today, Madam Lau can navigate her way around various places without getting lost, and readily participates in social activities such as karaoke sessions. Madam Lau aspires to learn simple English and commute independently via public transport one day.
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