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About Campaignends 03 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
The Chinese New Year event at the Parkinson Centre seeks to bring these individuals together for a day of fun activities culminating in a traditional reunion lunch for the family they find in their peers. They are able to form lasting connections with their community instead of being alone during this festive season.
Amongst peers with Parkinson's disease, our beneficiaries are able to find a shared sense of camaraderie and belonging, which fulfils their emotional and social needs.
Your donations will help to cover the cost of reuniting the local Parkinson community this Chinese New Year.
Help our beneficiaries by supporting the Parkinson Society Singapore's Chinese New Year event!
If you would like to donate new items such as electronics or handicrafts as gifts for the beneficiaries, please email [email protected] for more information.
Your contributions go a long way in supporting people with Parkinson's disease in Singapore.
About the Charity
Parkinson is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting 3 out of every 1000 people aged 50 and above. Singapore's first community-based Parkinson Centre provides people with Parkinson and their caregivers with the much needed support beyond those provided in hospitals. Parkinson Society Singapore (PSS) was formed on 16 December 1996 by a group of doctors and caregivers to help people living with Parkinson. The society was registered as a charity on 28 January 2000 and is a member of National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Since then, the Society has organized a number of programmes including annual public forums, therapeutic exercise programmes and social and recreational activities, aimed at improving the lives of People with Parkinson (PwP). The Society also works closely with support groups in various hospitals and publishes newsletters and books to raise the awareness of Parkinson. In Singapore, three out of every 1000 individuals aged 50 years and above have Parkinson. The number of PwP is expected to go up in our rapidly ageing population.