How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$30 helps provide customised day rehabilitation for a senior to maintain, restore or maximise functional ability.
$100 helps provide home medical services for a frail and home-bound senior.
$500 helps to provide transportation to two less mobile seniors for a month
$1,000 enables two clients to receive a month's day care service at our centres
About Campaignends 31 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
I used to wake up at 5.30am every morning for a walk at Labrador Park or Mount Faber with my wife. I led a healthy life. Why did I get a stroke? After my stroke, I was in a community hospital for 8 months. I could not walk, I could not articulate my words, I could not feed and clothe myself. How did I end up in this state?
After my stroke, I could not do many things. It became tough on my wife and thus I had to employ a domestic helper. My helper would assist me with daily activities such as eating, dressing and washing up. My wife would send me to (SLEC) Telok Blangah Centre for rehabilitation twice a week. At SLEC, I receive customised physiotherapy and occupational therapy sessions to strengthen my muscles. I always try my best during the session.
When I regain my mobility, I will accompany my wife on our daily morning walks again. The staff at SLEC are well-trained, kind and are friendly and always encouraging us during exercises.
Mr Ang's physical and mental conditions have improved remarkably through determination and hard work. He has renewed hope and confidence in his ability to walk again.
At SLEC, we serve many seniors like Mr Ang who once lost hope as a result of stroke, chronic illnesses, falls or accidents. Your donations will enable many more seniors to receive quality care and services on their journey to recovery and empowerment.
About the Charity
St Luke's ElderCare (SLEC) is a non-profit eldercare service provider serving more than 5,000 elders through a full range of integrated services and programmes for our elders that include centre-based, community-based, home-based and residential-based services. We currently operate 23 senior care centres and a nursing home in Ang Mo Kio. We continuously expand to meet the demands of eldercare in Singapore.
Mr Theodore Ding suffered a health scare in September 2016 while in China. He was urgently admitted into hospital and after a series of medical tests, he was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease.
In October 2019, Mr Ding, who is on full financial support, started attending maintenance day care and physiotherapy sessions at SLEC Telok Blangah Centre. With the increasing loss of mobility, the physiotherapy sessions that he attends twice a week helps slow down the deterioration of his condition. Therapists at SLEC taught him simple exercises to practice when he is at home during the weekends.
"I am most grateful to the team at SLEC. They are a close knitted team with everyone working hand in hand to ensure that every elder is well taken care of. Everyone in SLEC has been most friendly and dedicated in making this place feel like home for all the elders here."