Background Grandparents have a special role to play. Their experience can provide trusted guidance and help their grandchildren to feel a broader sense of safety and stability in today’s lives. Introduction What do grandparents want to share? They like to leave something that the grandchildren can remember them by (see blog Legacy of Life Stories…

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I remembered that my ex-colleagues would answer the call every year for the President’s Challenge hosted by the company. They enthusiastically promoted and sold the goods they baked, cooked, sewed with the sales proceeds going to the President’s Challenge. In 2008 I decided to do the same and set up a photo booth partnering with…

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Leaving behind a legacy? It seems mission impossible. Really? Think again! Leaving behind a legacy? It seems mission impossible. Really? Think again! What do we mean by legacy? Sometimes we heard about legacy planning. But what I am talking about is not related to money matters or inheritance. It is about leaving something of significance…

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There is a recent trend #mariekondo and #sparkjoy that had inspired many Singaporeans since the Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo was released in Jan 1 this year. The beginning of the year coincides with the Spring Cleaning for Chinese New Year. Many shared on social media how they took the extra miles to…

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How did our first iOuting Workshop go? It is with much excitement that I created a short video to document it. As mentioned in previous blog, Kowling and I selected Telok Ayer because it is such a charming place. There were altogether 3 sessions for the workshop. In the first session, it was important that…

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  To many baby boomers in Singapore, we have the experience of growing up in a third-world country and retiring in a first-world country. This means we had few photos as we grew up, and we could have over-compensated by having loads of photos of our children and particularly those who enjoy photography and travel…

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Let us stop and think a minute, what has been the subtle impact of technology on our practice of new year traditional custom? Be it Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Pursa or other festive celebration for other races? Has technology disrupted the tradition custom of new year?  Whether it is online purchase of new year…

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The use of scrapbooking as part of arts therapy, a complimentary approach to engage the patients is still in its infancy. However, there have been reports of its use being explored in community care and hospitals outside of Singapore. An ‘ePortfolio’ in the form of scrapbook consisting of photos and journals enables us to use…

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