A widow in her late 70s, Aunty Sarah has been a homemaker all her life, raising three wonderful children. A pillar of her community, Aunty Sarah uses her passion for cooking to bring joy to everyone around her.
From the busy shopkeeper at the foot of her block to an elderly neighbour who lives alone. From friends whom she meets at her religious study group, to her children's colleagues, Aunty Sarah, on her own, painstakingly searches for the best ingredients, and prepares their favourite food for them.
This is an ordinary heartland homemaker who is extraordinary in her fortitude and compassion. She was a pillar of strength for her family when her husband passed away, and provided emotional support in time of need to her eldest daughter who lost her sight in her twenties. For a young girl who needed the warmth of family, Aunty Sarah opened her heart and her home and showed her what it meant to love unconditionally.
As Aunty Sarah ages, she contemplates life in her simple terms as not having achieved much. Just simple housework as she says, but we want to show her that her little efforts have touched many lives and carved indelible memories.
To all the seniors who might doubt their self-worth, we want you to remember that you are worth more than you will ever know.
Sengkang General Hospital aims to build a healthier community in the North-East of Singapore and we need your help to fulfill this vision. We offer many meaningful opportunities for you to make a difference. You have a chance to improve the lives of others by befriending an Alzheimer patient, helping hospital visitors navigate the many miles of corridors in the hospital, chatting with patients, share the joy of reading or singing to patients who can't leave their ward and much more.
If you feel inspired to contribute in some way, do check out our list of volunteer opportunities available. Please fill out our application form and we will contact you for our next round of recruitment.
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Wait for our friendly volunteer management team to schedule you for an orientation programme.
Attend the orientation programme, find out more about Sengkang General Hospital and meet fellow volunteers.
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