PRESS RELEASES

2 NOVEMBER 2017

NTUC HEALTH NURSING HOME SETS GOALS OF RESIDENTIAL CARE; REHABILITATES RESIDENTS BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY

NTUC Health officially opened its second nursing home at Chai Chee. With two other nursing homes in Jurong West and Geylang East, it is now one of the largest nursing home providers in Singapore.

At the opening, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament, Adviser to Marine Parade GRC Grassroots Organisations and Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC (Kembangan-Chai Chee) shared on NTUC Health’s goals for its nursing homes, which includes a focus on allocating resources to help residents with high potential for recovery, be rehabilitated back to the comfort of their own homes and community. To further support the development of allied health and nursing professionals and raise overall quality of care for its residents, NTUC Health also signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) as well as Changi General Hospital (CGH).

12 AUGUST 2017

VOLUNTEERS TRAINED IN NEW AREAS TO IMPROVE THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES FOR SENIORS

Volunteers serving across the NTUC Health’s eldercare services and programmes can look forward to developing their volunteer capabilities further, in order to understand and better serve the different needs of seniors. At the NTUC Health Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, Chairman NTUC Health Ms Tan Hwee Bin shared that the number of volunteers in NTUC Health had grown from 240 last year to close to 600 volunteers by the end of 2016, and noted that the role of volunteers in caring for seniors is an important one that continues to evolve over time.

27 MARCH 2017

NTUC FIRST CAMPUS AND NTUC HEALTH CHAMPION STRUCTURED APPROACH TO ENHANCE INTER-GENERATIONAL INTERACTION IN SINGAPORE

SENIORS ARE ENGAGED AND HAVE A STRONGER SENSE OF PURPOSE; PRE-SCHOOLERS LEARN EMPATHY AND COMPASSION

NTUC First Campus and NTUC Health announced their structured inter-generational programme to facilitate interaction between pre-schoolers and seniors. NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing was the guest-of-honour at the event.

The programme stems from the close collaboration between NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool (MFS) centres and NTUC Health’s senior centres over the past two years. The centres have worked out details of an inter-generational model to enable young children and seniors to participate in shared activities, so that they can learn from one another and learn about one another.

13 FEBRUARY 2017

SENIOR CARE CENTRE IN FIRST-OF-ITS KIND COMMUNITY CLUB AT CI YUAN OFFICIALLY OPENS

NTUC HEALTH MOVES TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF CARE FOR SENIORS

Singapore’s first-of-its kind community club housing a hawker centre, auditorium and family medicine clinic saw the opening of a new senior care centre. At NTUC Health’s Silver Circle (Ci Yuan) senior care centre, working families living in the Hougang area can set their minds at ease while their elderly loved ones spend the day at the facility making friends and engaging in activities. Chairman of NTUC Enterprise, Mr Lim Boon Heng shared how NTUC Health is moving towards an integrated care model to enable seniors to age in place successfully.

25 JANUARY 2017

RESIDENTS IN NEW NURSING HOME AT CHAI CHEE RECEIVE WARM WELCOME INTO THE COMMUNITY

Minister for Social and Family Development and Member of Parliament for Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC), Mr Tan Chuan-Jin; together with Kembangan-Chai Chee Grassroots representatives and community partners, came by NTUC Health’s new nursing home at Chai Chee to warmly welcome its residents to the neighbourhood, bringing seasonal cheer to them.

21 JULY 2016

3,000 VULNERABLE SENIORS IN BUKIT MERAH ASSISTED TO AGE IN PLACE THROUGH A COORDINATED NETWORK OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

More than 3,000 frail and vulnerable seniors in Bukit Merah have been benefitting from a network of community support services since January 2013. Through active aging options ranging from Senior Activity Centres, to case management support and a Senior Group Home for more frail elderly, many vulnerable seniors in the Bukit Merah area have been able to age more successfully in their homes and community. This was shared at the official opening of NTUC Health Cluster Support (Bukit Merah) office today, graced by MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Adviser to Henderson-Dawson Grassroots Organisations, Ms Joan Pereira.

25 MAY 2016

OPENING OF NTUC HEALTH’S NURSING HOME UNDERSCORES COMMITMENT OF NTUC SOCIAL ENTERPRISES TO MEET ELDERLY NEEDS

NTUC HEATH OFFERS SEAMLESS AND INTEGRATED HEALTH AND ELDERCARE SERVICES TO MEET THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY

CARE AND REHABILITATION OF RESIDENTS TOP PRIORITY FOR NTUC HEALTH’S FIRST NURSING HOME

NTUC Social Enterprises announced the official opening of NTUC Health’s first nursing home at Jurong West to provide quality and affordable care and rehabilitation to seniors, who are unable to receive 24/7 care in their own homes. The opening of the nursing home is an important signal of NTUC Social Enterprises’ commitment to meet the needs of the seniors now, and in the future, in as holistic a manner as possible.

19 APRIL 2016

NTUC HEALTH’S FIRST SENIOR WELLNESS CENTRE BRINGS TOGETHER PARTNERS WITH SERVICES TO ENABLE SUCCESSFUL AGING IN PLACE

SILVERCOVE TO REACH OUT TO 200 SENIORS IN THE MARSILING AREA

SilverCOVE, NTUC Health’s first Senior Wellness Centre, has gathered a line-up of community and corporate partners with services to enable seniors in Marsiling to age in place healthily and happily. These partners are specialists in areas such as healthcare, life-long learning, financial advisory, and design. With their support, SilverCOVE aims to serve the needs of some 200 seniors by the end of 2016.

26 MARCH 2016

MORE SENIORS VOLUNTEER IN COMMUNITY TO SERVE THEIR PEERS

7 OUT OF EVERY 10 VOLUNTEERS AT NTUC HEALTH ARE ABOVE 60 YEARS OF AGE

Seniors are stepping out of their comfort zones to actively volunteer in the community. At NTUC Health’s Appreciation Lunch for more than 150 volunteers today, it was shared that 7 out of every 10 volunteers were above 60 years of age. The annual event, which was graced by NTUC’s Deputy Secretary-General Heng Chee How, acknowledges NTUC Health’s many volunteers who help out regularly at their SilverACE Senior Activity Centres or visit vulnerable seniors in their neighbourhood to care for their well-being.

24 NOVEMBER 2015

NTUC HEALTH ASSISTS CLOSE TO 700 VULNERABLE SENIORS AT JURONG WEST AND BUKIT MERAH THROUGH CARE MANAGERS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD VOLUNTEERS

NTUC Health Cluster Support officially opened its office at Taman Jurong and marked its 3rd anniversary of serving vulnerable seniors in the Jurong West zone. Cluster Support aims to enable vulnerable seniors living alone and with low family support to age-in-place at home and within the community for as long as possible. Through professional case management, Care Managers assess the varied needs of seniors, and connect them with community partners who provide relevant services and resources.

22 APRIL 2015

PIONEERS OK! NEXT PHASE BRINGS SPECIAL NEW PROGRAMMES AND DEALS TO PIONEERS.

NEW SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTRE OPENS IN BUKIT MERAH TO CARE FOR SOCIAL HEALTH OF LOW INCOME SENIORS.

NTUC social enterprises will be bringing “Pioneers OK!” programmes into the heartlands via a roving truck to offer more discounts and benefits to Pioneers. This is part of the 15-month “Pioneers OK!” package launched last October. In addition to the Pioneers OK! package, NTUC Enterprise also announced the opening of NTUC Health’s SilverAce (Bukit Merah).

16 APRIL 2015

NTUC HEALTH AND A*STAR SIGN MOU TO COLLABORATE ON TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH.

The purpose of this MoU is to explore possible research and development collaboration activities between A*STAR and NTUC Health. The partnership aims to increase the productivity of healthcare professionals, bring innovative technology into the healthcare sector and levelling up the standards of healthcare provided to the elderly.

4 DECEMBER 2014

NTUC-U CARE FUND DONATION OF $1 MILLION TO CONTRIBUTE TO ENHANCED CARE FOR ELDERLY AT NTUC HEALTH DAY CARE CENTRES.

The NTUC-U Care Fund donated $1 million to the Eldercare Trust (ECT) this morning to support the growing care needs of elderly.

9 OCTOBER 2014

NTUC HEALTH’S FIRST MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC TO REACH OUT TO 2000 SENIORS ISLANDWIDE.

Some 2,000 seniors will soon be able to receive quality and affordable dental checks and services at their doorstep with the introduction of NTUC Health’s first mobile dental clinic in January 2015.

23 JULY 2014

NTUC HEALTH’S FIRST NURSING HOME IN JURONG WEST EXPECTED TO BEGIN OPERATIONS IN 3Q OF 2015.

NTUC Enterprise announced, at its first media conference on the impact made by its social enterprises, that NTUC Health had been awarded the tender by MOH to operate a nursing home in Jurong West.

14 JULY 2014

WEEKEND RESPITE CARE SERVICES LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY.

Caregivers of adult or elderly persons with physical or mental health conditions have more respite care options to turn to following the official launch of the Centre- Based Weekend Respite Care (CBWRC) programme.

23 MAY 2014

NTUC UNITY HEALTHCARE PARTNERS NATIONAL HEALTHCARE GROUP TO BRING ONE-STOP, AFFORDABLE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY CARE TO SERANGOON NEW TOWN.

NTUC Unity Healthcare and National Healthcare Group jointly announced today the opening of NTUC Unity Family Medicine Clinic (Unity FMC) to provide one-stop, affordable healthcare for residents in the Serangoon New Town and Braddell Heights housing estates.

9 MARCH 2014

CHILDREN FROM DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES TO BENEFIT FROM SPONSORSHIP WITH LAUNCH OF UNITY BRAND JUNIOR SUPPLEMENTS.

NTUC Unity Healthcare partners with MILK to do more for children from disadvantaged families.