From crowded shophouses to modern skyscrapers: we’ve come a long way. Yet some things have not changed, like a shared communal spirit and warmth among those going through life’s hardships. For us, belonging to a close-knit group of caregivers mirrors the deep bond among our immigrant forefathers in a foreign land, who formed clan associations to collectively build a new life. Take a step back and draw parallels between the resilience of our pioneers in the past and the unceasing dedication of today’s caregivers of persons with mental health issues. We warmly invite you and your family to CAL’s weekend at Chinatown Heritage Centre on the 13th and 14th of October. This is an ideal reminiscence therapy for the elderly or those with dementia, and it also offers the younger generation a unique glimpse into the livelihoods and living quarters of the immigrant community in Chinatown. Reminisce with us through the sights, smells and sounds of yesteryears, and be inspired with strength for the caregiving journey of tomorrow.
Make a donation of $10 or above to buy a limited edition CAL “Empowering Hidden Heroes” T-shirt, and wear it at the event to save on the usual entry of $20 for a guided tour at Chinatown Heritage Centre. *One T-shirt per admission, per person.
13 – 14 October 2018
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. To experience the full programme, please arrive at 4.30pm or 5.30pm.
Programme Highlights: 1. 1950s Shophouse Tour (Reminiscence Therapy) 2. Nostalgic Childhood Games (Origami Art Therapy) 3. Golden Oldies "Live" Band Sing-Along (Music Therapy)
For interested caregivers facing financial difficulties: please contact us for assistance.
You may purchase a T-shirt at our Charity Lunch on 29 September 2018, or during office hours at our main office.
Alternatively, order your T-shirt online now and collect it at Chinatown Heritage Centre on the event day: