Philip leading a local monthly medical mission, serving the foreign migrant worker community. His team also visited one room rental flats in the Ghim Moh, Chinatown and Bukit Ho Swee area to serve the vulnerable seniors.
Philip was also becoming tired of not having time for himself. In 2017, as the General Manager and Head of Operations with Yakun, life had become extremely hectic and he found himself sacrificing family time for work. His daughter was entering primary school, and he had no time for her. The competitive and profit-driven nature of the F&B industry also left him wanting more.
Around the same time, Philip had the opportunity to help with the Salvation Army in drawing up plans for their nursing home at Peacehaven in Changi. Working with staff from the eldercare sector, he learned a lot about how dementia affected the elderly in Singapore, and felt that he had much to offer to the eldercare sector.
A position with Lions Befriender Service Association Singapore surfaced in 2018, and Philip took the plunge to enter a different phase of his career. As an Assistant Director for the western region of Singapore, he oversaw the cluster support outreach services, senior activity centres, home personal care and senior group homes.
In 2019, in order to gain more knowledge and training in the eldercare sector, Philip took up a Post Graduate Specialist Diploma in Gerontology (Mental Health). After he left his position in September 2019, Philip enrolled in several WSQ courses enrich himself, and has also embarked on a professional certificate in Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Management.