How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Give towards a day's activity for five socially isolated seniors.
Provide a day's medical supplies (needles, dressing sets, cotton gauzes, alcohol swaps etc) for four elderly residents.
Give to provide palliative medical/nursing care for one patient in one visit.
Provide two months' supply of diapers for four nursing home residents.
About Campaignends 31 Oct 2018, 11:59 PM
Left behind, and now frail, impoverished, and alone, they are unable to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Finding Peace And Joy
Mr Wong Yoen watched the bombs drop on Singapore during World War 2 when he was a teenager, and traversed the world as a sailor and fisherman in his adulthood. In his twilight days, the centenarian is content with peaceful living at MWS Nursing Home - Yew Tee, a place he called home since August 2017.
The 98-year-old suffers from chronic kidney disease and hypertension with congestive heart failure. Having stayed in other nursing homes before, Mr Wong says he feels the happiest here. "I like the daily exercises, and the physiotherapy sessions are very helpful for my knee pain."
Alone But Lonely No More
Life had been difficult for 67-year-old Mdm Cathy Niew. As a young widow, she had to take on strenuous housekeeping jobs to support her only child. Upon retirement, she grappled with chronic and severe pain issues.
Things improved when she joined MWS SAC - Teck Ghee Vista in December 2016. Although she uses a walking stick, she visits the centre daily and participates in regular fitness activities.
She is also very appreciative of the centre staff, who would send her home in a wheelchair when she's too weak to walk. "I'm glad there's someone in the neighbourhood looking out for me."
About the Charity
Founded more than 30 years ago in 1981 and registered as an Institution of a Public Character, Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) is a multi-service organisation that manages 19 centres and outreach programmes across Singapore. We serve people in need regardless of their race and religion. Our critical services support low-income and/or distressed families, children from low-income families, at-risk youths, the destitute, sick and/or frail elderly, and the socially isolated. Our belief is the enable all to have life to the full through reducing poverty, alleviating the strains and stresses of modern life, helping the elderly age in place and live with dignity, nurturing the potential of disadvantaged children and rehabilitating at-risk youths.