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Forget Us Not in Bishan East-Thomson

Bishan East-Thomson constituency joined the Forget Us Not movement to launch Singapore’s first dementia-friendly kopitiam. As part of its efforts to create a dementia-friendly community, the constituency will involves the grassroots organisations, neighbourhood merchants and schools in training and outreach activities.

•  Ageless Online - 9 October 2017
•  The Straits Times - 8 October 2017
  Lianhe Zaobao - 8 October 2017
•  TODAY - 7 October 2017

•  Shinmin Daily News - 7 October 2017
•  Lianhe Wanbao - 7 October 2017
•  Capital 95.8FM - 7 October 2017
•  Yahoo News - 7 October 2017

Long-term eldercare

Ms Radha Basu from the Lien Foundation, who authored the 2016’s study on nursing homes, contributed two commentaries on how to better improve long-term care in Singapore. In particular, she highlighted the need for greater data transparency and alternative funding options.

•  The Straits Times - 7 October 2017
• The Straits Times - 5 October 2017
 

Inclusive Art Sessions to bring children together

Superhero Me, which began as a ground-up inclusive arts movement conceived by the Lien Foundation, returns for its latest series of workshops that brings children of diverse needs together. 

• The Straits Times - 2 October 2017

Space for play

Together with Participate in Design and St Jame’s Church Kindergarten, the Foundation initiated the Hack Our Play initiative to transform children’s play spaces by letting children and parents take an active role in their design.

•  The Straits Times - 2 October 2017
•  The Straits Times - 11 September 2017

 

Quality of Death study

The Lien Foundation was invited to share about the Quality of Death study (both 2010 and 2015) at an inaugural Forum on palliative care (善終無界限:安寧緩和療護高峰會) organised by the National Cheung Kung University Hospital. 

• Yahoo News Taiwan- 21 August 2017
• China Television System - 20 August 2017
• China Times - 20 August 2017
• China Daily News - 19 August 2017
ETNews - 19 August 2017
• NowNews - 19 August 2017
• Yahoo News Taiwan - 19 August 2017

 

Role of state in preschool education and breaking the poverty cycle

Following from the National Day Rally 2017, commentators discussed on the role of the state in preschool education as well as early intervention for children from low-income families. Amongst those cited were the Starting Well Study and Circle of Care project.

• The Straits Times - 25 August 2017
• The Straits Times - 3 August 2017

After Cicely

After Cicely 50 is a digital multimedia project that explores the state of palliative care in the UK today in commemoration of 50 years of the modern hospice movement. The project includes four feature stories and five short films on compassionate communities, Cicely Saunders’ approach, community efforts by hospitals and hospices and future ambitions of the sector. 

• Channel NewsAsia - 20 August 2017
• The Straits Times - 31 July 2017

Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship received award

The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship, established through NTU’s Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, to strengthen Singapore-China bilateral relations through high-level exchange programmes was awarded the 2017 Business China Enterprise Award. The Awards is organised by Business China, and jointly presented by OCBC. It is supported by Business Times and Lianhe Zaobao.

•  Lianhe Zaobao - 9 August 2017
  The Business Times - 17 July 2017

•  Lianhe Zaobao - 15 July 2017

Dying at home is what many want, but few do

The Foundation’s 2014 Death Attitudes Survey found that 77 per cent of the respondents preferred to die at home. However, despite so, lack of caregiver support still prevent many from doing so.

•  The Sunday Times - 9 July 2017
 

Providing inclusive learning space for all children

Mdm Lena Koh, principal for Singapore’s first inclusive preschool, set up between AWWA and the Lien Foundation, shared about her own experience and how she embraced inclusion as a mission

• The Sunday Times - 9 July 2017

Anti-diaper, restraint-free care philosophy for Jade Circle

The revival of Jade Circle, a joint initiative between the Lien Foundation, Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation and The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home  was announced at a media event. Originally announced in 2015, the project was placed on hold due to administrative hurdles. Retaining the original concept of having only single and twin-sharing rooms for persons with dementia, the new Jade Circle has been conceived to have a significantly bigger day-activity centre in keeping with the national push to enable the elderly to age in place.

•  The Straits Times - 7 July 2017
•  TODAY -  7 July 2017
•  The New paper -  7 July 2017
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 7 July 2017
•  Channel NewsAsia - 6 July 2017
•  Talking Point, Channel 5 - 6 July 2017
•  Channel 5 News - 6 July 2017
•  Channel 8 News - 6 July 2017

•  Capital 95.8FM News - 6 July 2017

Genki Kakis go to Japan

The Lien Foundation announced a new 10-part series of short films and articles, Genki Kaki, which highlights the rich diversity of services for seniors in Japan and what Singaporeans can learn from them. The Foundation brought a film crew and two seniors - Elizabeth Seah, 62, and Jelly Jacintha Tan, 77, to Japan where they visited interesting elderly-friendly places like malls, restaurants and shopping streets, as well as aged care facilities.

•  Channel NewsAsia - 11 September 2017
•  Channel NewsAsia - 5 August 2017
•  Channel NewsAsia - 21 July 2017
•  Channel NewsAsia - 15 July 2017
•  Channel NewsAsia - 9 July 2017
•  Channel NewsAsia - 30 June 2017

Enabling Person-Centred Care through IT

Together with Pulsesync, the Foundation announced its new IngoT PCC (Person-Centred Care) system. As a start, the system will be adopted by 11 VWOs, which includes some of Singapore’s largest care providers. When deployed, it is expected to collectively serve more than 6,000 clients – or one in every four people currently receiving care through Ministry of Health-funded programmes in nursing homes, day care centres and at home.

•  MIS Asia -  29 May 2017
•  The Straits Times -  26 May 2017
•  TODAY -  26 May 2017
•  The New Paper -  26 May 2017
•  Lianhe Zaobao -  26 May 2017
•  Ageless Online -  26 May 2017
•  Channel 8 News -  25 May 2017

•  Shinmin Daily News - 25 May 2017
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 25 May 2017

Care for the older person

Following from the first web-based casebook, the second volume, titled Caring for Older People in an Ageing Society, comprising 10 case studies was released. Commissioned by the Lien Foundation and developed by the team from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Centre for Biomedical Ethics, The Hastings Center and the Ethox Centre, the open-access online resource is targeted at healthcare and communit-care professionals. 

•  The Straits Times -  24 May 2017
•  Singapore Tonight, Channel NewsAsia - 24 May 2017
 

Demand for aged care facilities on the rise

Amidst SPH’s foray into the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Orange Valley Healthcare, industry watchers commented on the rising demand for more residential aged care options. The Safe But Soulless study on Singapore’s nursing homes, commissioned by the Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation, was cited. Amongst others, it highlighted the need for more senior living options in Singapore.

•  The Straits Times -  26 April 2017

Hands-on training and mentoring for preschool teachers

In a partnership with St James' Church Kindergarten (SJCK), both organisations started Singapore's first preschool practicum centre in 2014 to enhance the practicum attachment of trainee preschool teachers. The centre is sited at the kindergarten's Harding campus, the largest single campus preschool in Singapore by enrolment. This has since been expanded to SJCK’s other campuses.

•  The Straits Times -  24 April 2017

Forget Us Not

Together with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , the Forget Us Not campaign was started in Yishun and aims to raise awareness of dementia. The campaign trains the community as dementia friends who are equipped to interact and watch out for persons with dementia. To-date, it has trained over 13,000 individuals, and 61 businesses/organisations are involved. Amongst others, these include DBS/POSB, Hong Leong Finance, Sheng Siong Supermarket and SMRT.

•  The Straits Times -  23 February 2017
•  The Sunday Times - 19 February 2017

Life in a nursing home

Cameras follow TV host and caregiver Anita Kapoor as she spends two weeks in a Singapore's nursing home, providing a rare glimpse into the day-to-day realities of nursing home life. The raw and intimate 70-minute documentary was commissioned by the Lien Foundation as part of its efforts to raise awareness and spark collective conversations on ways to improve the quality of life in nursing homes. The Foundation also released a draft Consumer Charter and is seeking public feedback. The Charter articulates a more evolved philosophy of nursing home care that Singaporeans can aspire to in the years to come, covering aspirations in key areas such as privacy, independence and personal responsibility. 

•  Morning Talk Show, Capital 95.8FM News - 24 January 2017
•  Shinmin Daily News - 20 January 2017

•  TODAY - 19 January 2017
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 19  January 2017 
•  First look Asia, Channel NewsAsia - 19 January 2017
•  CNA Insider - 19 January 2017
•  Coconuts Singapore - 19 January 2017
•  Channel 8 News - 18 January 2017
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 18 January 2017
•  Yahoo News - 18 January 2017

 

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Strengthening circle of care for at-risk children

At-risk children and their families will now get better support as they make the critical transition from preschool into Primary 1 as part of the Circle of Care pilot programme. At Lakeside and Gan Eng Seng Primary Schools, teachers and school counsellors work closerly with social workers and preschool teachers in the months before the children transit into Primary school. 

•  The Straits Times - 26 November 2016
•  The Straits Times - 24 November 2016

Giving them a sense of purpose

This photo essay followed the journey of two residents from Apex Harmony Lodge and how the Lodge engaged them in various activities to maintain their independence and sense of self-worth. This is part of a larger project with the Foundation to transform and strengthen the Lodge's psyschosocial capabilties and programming. 

•  The Straits Times - 8 December 2016

"There's nowhere to be you"

Following from an earlier study on nursing homes in Singapore, celebrity host Ms Anita Kapoor volunteered to stay in a nursing home for two weeks. She recounted her experience staying in the home, and why there is a need to do better. The full documentary will be released at a later date.

•  Channel NewsAsia - 15 November 2016
•  CNA Insider - 14 November 2016

•  Talking Point  -  10 November 2016

Pilot of new early intervention service framework completed

Commissioned by the Lien Foundation in partnership with KK Women's and Children's Hospital and Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities, the pilot of the Early Childhood Holistic Outcomes (ECHO) service framework was completed in November 2016. By shifting the focus from domain mastery to the attainment of functional outcomes, the ECHO framework raises the efficacy of early intervention at a time when public expectations are rising amid increased government funding. 500 children and their families at 4 early intervention centres have benefitted so far. 100 professionals have been trained, with more than 70% finding it useful, feasible and important.

1st cohort of Principal Matters leadership programme participants visit Boston

24 preschool principals, who make up the 1st cohort of the Lien Foundation's Principal Matters leadership programme, spent more than a week in Boston learning from experts and exemplary preschools in October 2016. Organised by Wheelock College, the learning journey was curated around each principal's leadership focus area, which will be developed into a capstone project presented to the sector in early 2017. Journalists from The Straits Times accompanied the principals in Boston, and met other experts in New York to share best practices with policy-makers, teachers and parents in Singapore through their reportage. 

•  The Sunday Times - 6 November 2016
•  The Sunday Times - 30 October 2016 

Battling apathy, complacency and mediocrity

Mr Lee Poh Wah, CEO of Lien Foundation, was interviewed about his views on how philanthropic organisations can create better outcomes for society and the challenges they face in doing so. The interview described the Foundation's experience with the aborted Jade Circle nursing home project and the broader question of whether SIngaporeans should be content with the status quo in the nursing home sector. The Ministry Of Health issued a statement in response.  

•  Channel NewsAsia - 23 October 2016
•  On The Record, 938 Live - 22 October 2016  
 

Entrepreneurship is not just a slogan in China, says Lenovo founder and Lien Distinguished Fellow 2016

At a talk organised by the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship and Business China, Mr Liu Chuanzhi, founder of Chinese tech giant Lenovo, said many opportunities for growth still exist in China despite the economic slowdown. Speaking as the 2016 Lien Distinguished Fellow, Mr Liu shared about his personal journey in growing Lenovo, before an audience of 1,000 at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel.

  The Straits Times - 20 October 2016

 

Joint survey with NTUC Income reveals S’porean’s views on ageing

A survey of almost 1,000 Singaporeans, jointly commissioned by the Lien Foundation and NTUC Income, painted a picture of Singaporeans' concerns and aspirations about ageing. The ability to care for oneself and age in place was ranked as Singaproeans' top concern. Health, financial readiness and a sense of purpose were listed among their biggest aspirations. Nearly half are willing to stay in assisted-living facilities, and 60% think that nursing home residents should stay in single or twin-bedded rooms.

•  TODAY - 30 October 2016 
•  The Straits Times - 19 October 2016
•  TODAY - 19 October 2016
 The New Paper - 19 October 2016 
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 19 October 2016
•  My Paper - 19 October 2016
•  Singapore Business Review - 19 October 2016
•  Singaproe Tonight, Channel NewsAsia - 18 October 2016
•  Channel 8 News - 18 October 2016 
•  938 Live, 18 October 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM News, 18 October 2016
•  Ria 89.7FM News - 18 October 2016
 International Business Times - 18 October 2016
•  The Edge Markets - 18 October 2016
•  The Middle Ground - 18 October 2016
•  Yahoo! Finance - 18 October 2016

"Life Asked Death" documentary tells story of bringing palliative care to Asia

A 26-minute online film which tells of the challenges and triumphs in bringing palliative care to different parts of Asia was jointly released by the Lien Foundation and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network. It features interviews with people who were dying and in pain due to the lack of pain medication.

  The Straits Times - 17 October 2016
 

What is philanthropy (and what it should be)

The Epoch Times published a feature article that painted the landscape and history of philanthropy in Singapore and around the world. It described the Lien Foundation's unique approach to philanthropy and its underlying rationale.

  Epoch Times - October 2016

Study highlights biggest challenges in nursing home sector

A study jointly commissioned by the Lien Foundation and the Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation highlighted the challenges that continue to plague the nursing home sector today even as the country braces for the silver tsunami. Featuring in-depth interviews with 50 long-term care experts - doctors, policymakers, acamics and operators who run 40 of Singapore's 72 nursing homes - the study was written by award-winning journalist Radha Basu, formerly from The Straits Times. Titled "Safe But Soulless", the study examines best practices, policy choices and potential pitfalls relating to the care management, manpower, finance and governance of nursing homes.  

•  Channel NewsAsia - 1 December 2016
•  The Sunday Times - 6 November 2016
•  The Straits Times Forum - 24 October 2016
•  The New Paper - 23 October 2016
•  The Straits Times Forum - 19 October 2016
•  The Straits Times Forum - 13 October 2016
•  The Middle Ground - 13 October 2016 
•  The Middle Ground - 13 October 2016
•  The Middle Ground - 13 October 2016
•  The Middle Ground - 11 October 2016 
•  The Straits Times - 6 October 2016
•  TODAY - 6 October 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 6 October 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 6 October 2016
•  Singapore Business Review - 6 October 2016 
•  The Independent - 6 October 2016
•  Singapore Tonight, Channel NewsAsia - 5 October 2016
•  Channel 5 News - 5 October 2016
•  Channel 8 News - 5 October 2016
•  Channel U News - 5 October 2016
•  938 Live - 5 October 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 5 October 2016
 

Tonic for Seniors

The Lien Foundation's Exercise-as-Medicine initiative, Gym Tonic has since expanded to 25 eldercare facilities. Managed by Aged Care IT & Technology company, Pulsesync, this initiative adopted state-of-the-art exercise machines that combines technology with customised strength training for the frail elderly. To date, over 1,000 elderly are on the programme. 

•  The Straits Times – 26 September 2016
  Lianhe Zaobao – 26 September 2016

A "home", away from home

The Lien Foundation organised a visit for journalists from The Straits Times, and 联合早报 to learn how Japan copes with an aging populace. The journalists visited four different types of residential care facilities for the elderly, and learnt how the nursing care sector in Japan has evolved to preserve quality of care even as eldercare facilities have grown. During the same trip, they visited a pioneering eldercare centre in Japan, the Dream of Mizuumi Centre, which transformed elderly daycare by providing a hub where the seniors themselves decide on their activities and are encouraged to be as independent as possible.

•  The Straits Times - 8 August 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 8 August 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 8 August 2016
•  The SundayTimes - 31 July 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 31 July 2016

Shifting away from “archaic” nursing care models

The Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation have commissioned global strategy consultancy, Oliver Wyman (OW) to evaluate the evidence and best practices of new models of care for nursing homes, and what it would take to operationalize a habilitative model with home-like environment, privacy & person-centred care in Singapore. OW’s analysis of a working habilitative nursing home model, dubbed Silver Hope, has revealed that the additional cost for such a model would be modest. A nursing home under the Silver Hope model with 20% single and 80% twin rooms could be made possible at an additional $8 to $13 per resident per day, primarily due to construction and staffing costs. 

•  IT Figures - 24 October 2016
•  The Sunday Times - 7 August 2016
•  The Straits Times - 3 August 2016
•  The Straits Times - 29 July 2016
•  TODAY - 29 July 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 29 July 2016
•  Channel NewsAsia - 28 July 2016
•  Channel 5 News - 28 July 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 28 July 2016
•  Yahoo! News - 28 July 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM - 21 June 2016

Mediacorp documentary tells rags-to-riches story of Dr Lien Ying Chow

Mediacorp dedicated an episode in a documentary series about Singapore's pioneers to Dr Lien Ying Chow, founder of the Lien Foundation. It describes how he went from penniless migrant to builder of a banking empire, a story that mirrors the rise of Singapore.  

•  Channel 8 - 7 August 2016
•  Channel NewsAsia - 28 February 2016

More support for children with special needs required: Survey

Part 2 of the Lien Foundation’s Inclusive Attitudes Survey gave a voice to parents of young children with special needs. Conducted in partnership with Blackbox Research and 20 SPED schools and EIPIC centres, the survey polled 835 parents who expressed their desire for stronger laws and better school support, and shed light on their little-known daily lives.

•  The Straits Times - 1 December 2016
•  Talking Point  - 11 August 2016
•  The Sunday Times - 31 July 2016 
•  The New Paper - 18 July 2016
•  The Straits Times - 5 July 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 5 July 2016
•  AsiaOne - 5 July 2016
•  TODAY - 4 July 2016
•  The Straits Times - 4 July 2016
•  Channel NewsAsia - 4 July 2016
•  Channel 5 News - 4 July 2016
•  Capital 958 radio - 4 July 2016 
•  Channel 8 News - 4 July 2016

 

Superhero Me - The Special Edition

The third edition of the Superhero Me project was launched in mid-2016 at Objectifs Chapel Gallery in partnership with Logue, In Merry Motion, Ripple Root, Omni, and the National Arts Council. Using the power of art and costume-making to develop resilience in children with special needs, the programme brought typically-developing children and children with special needs together co-create art, step into each others' shoes, and see the world through a different lens.

•  The Straits Times - 11 July 2016
•  Shin Min Daily News - 18 Jun 2016

Walking the talk (or not)

The Lien Foundation’s Inclusive Attitudes Survey (Part 1) presented a provocative picture of Singaporeans not walking the talk when it comes to the inclusion of children with special needs. The survey results were reported in the major media outlets, and followed by a lively exchange of commentaries, discussions on television talk shows, and readers’ forum letters.

•  The Sunday Times - 12 June 2016
•  The Straits Times - 9 June 2016
•  The Straits Times - 8 June 2016
•  The Straits Times - 1 June 2016  
•  The Straits Times - 31 May 2016
•  My Paper - 31 May 2016
•  TODAY - 31 May 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 31 May 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 31 May 2016
•  Mothership.sg - 31 May 2016
•  Channel NewsAsia - 31 May 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 30 May 2016

Living with invisible disabilities

Insight reports on how social stigma still blights people with hidden disabilities such as autism. In this area, the Lien Foundation has commissioned a survey to poll the attitudes and concerns Singaporeans have towards social inclusion, and inclusive education for children. 

•  The Straits Times - 8 May 2016  

Forging a child's wonderland

Lekker Architects is featured for their award-winning works in the design of spaces for children. Amongst others, The Caterpillar’s Cove, a joint initiative between the Lien Foundation and NTUC First Campus, is a winner of the President’s Design Award 2015 (Design of the Year)

•  My Paper - 13 May 2016 
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 6 May 2016   

40 years and trailblazing

Started originally as part of Overseas Union Bank before it was spun off as an independent company, Mandate Communications celebrated its 40th anniversary, marking a milestone as Singapore’s oldest homegrown creative agency. In recent years, it has also worked closely with the Foundation in awareness initiatives that were warmly received, including Die Die Must Say and Forget Us Not. 

•  Lianhe Zaobao - 5 May 2016  

George goes to Japan

The Lien Foundation’s annual reports are an extension of the radical philanthropy philosophy it espoused. Its latest annual report outlined George’s (the given name of the Foundation’s founder) journey to Japan, juxtaposing key learning points and observations with the Foundation’s works.

•  AIGA - 5 July 2016 (AIGA is the oldest and largest membership organisation for design in the US, founded in 1914)
•  The Straits Times Forum - 7 June 2016
•  The Straits Times - 2 May 2016

Lessons from Australia's preschools

In May 2016, the Lien Foundation organised a learning visit for early childhood practitioners and journalists to preschools and government offices in Adelaide and Melbourne. The aim was to develop a deeper understanding of the integrated approach to childcare, in which a preschool becomes a one-stop shop for not only the educational, but also the healthcare, social work and community services that young families need. The visit was arranged by Australian early childhood veterans Professors Fred and Marjory Ebbeck and we were accompanied by representatives from NTUC First Campus, AWWA, Circle Of Care, and journalists from The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao.

•  The Straits Times - 23 May 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 23 May 2016
 

Principals Matters

In partnership with SEED Institute, Wheelock College, UniSIM and Korn Ferry Hay Group (KFHG), the Lien Foundation launched the Principal Matters leadership initiative to develop future-ready preschool principals. It is built atop a new competency model specially developed by KFHG for the Singapore ECE sector. Through interviews with 50 leaders including ECDA Fellows, business owners, HR experts and veteran principals from private, non- profit and anchor operators, key competencies of principals were identified, coded and benchmarked against KFHG’s global database of leadership competencies.

•  Consultancy.uk - 3 May 2016
•  The Straits Times - 29 April 2016
•  The Straits Times - 28 April 2016
•  My Paper - 28 April 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 28 April 2016
•  TODAY - 28 April 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 28 April 2016  
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 27 April 2016  
 

Art of the Possible

In a ST primer that discussed how community groups and the State can work together to support ground-up community interventions, the Lien Foundation was cited for its Mission: I’mPossible initiative. Piloted with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the PAP Community Foundation, the early detection and intervention programme for children with mild developmental needs has since been mainstreamed nationally. 

•  The Straits Times  - 11 April 2016
 

Inclusive preschool over-subscribed within 3 months

At the end of its first term, the inclusive preschool Kindle Garden is over-subscribed. 55 of its 75 places are filled, with a wait-list of 25 typically-developing children and 100 special needs children. The balance of 20 vacancies are reserved for K2-age children and there are none on the wait list, a situation consistent with new preschools in their first year of operations. All parents of the children at Kindle Garden – special needs and typically-developing – provided consent for their children to be featured by media photographers, an encouraging sign of their belief in the value of inclusive education. More details of the preschool in this factsheet

•  Young Parents Magazine - 4 April 2016
•  Channel NewsAsia - 3 April 2016
•  The Straits Times  - 1 April 2016
•  My Paper  - 1 April 2016
•  TODAY  - 1 April 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 1 April 2016
•  Channel 8 News  - 31 March 2016
 

Preschool teachers on TV

The Lien Foundation and NTUC First Campus jointly commissioned MediaCorp to produce "My First School", an 8-episode drama serial to elevate the public appreciation of early childhood education. It starred 2015's Top 10 actress Julie Tan and heartland favourites Xiang Yun, Chew Chor Meng and Chen Liping, best known for her role as school principal "Ai Yo-Yo" in the 1989 hit Good Morning Sir.

•  TODAY - 8 April 2016
•  TODAY - 12 April 2016
•  TODAY - 12 April 2016

•  The New Paper - 9 April 2016

 

Expanding Circle of Care to support children up to Primary 3

Developed by Lien Foundation and Care Corner, the Circle of Care (COC) programme is a multi-disciplinary, child-centric model that combines social work, learning support and parental involvement. Three years after its launch, the COC has expanded to nine preschools and two primary schools. The ground-up collaboration aims to create a structured transition, especially for at-risk children from disadvantaged families, from preschool into primary school.

•  The Straits Times - 23 May 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 23 May 2016
•  The Straits Times - 3 March 2016
•  My Paper - 3 March 2016
•  TODAY - 3 March 2016

•  Lianhe Zaobao - 3 March 2016
•  Berita Harian - 3 March 2016

•  Channel NewsAsia - 2 March 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 2 March 2016
•  938 Live - 2 March 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 2 March 2016

 

Campaign to foster Singapore’s first dementia-friendly estate in Yishun

Together with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and supported by the Singapore Police Force, the Lien Foundation announced Forget Us Not, a multi-pronged effort that comprises music videos, a short film, social media video experiments, handy guides, and getais. The campaign seeks to draw public support for dementia sufferers and recruits organisations and individuals to sign up as dementia friends.

•  The Straits Times - 12 December 2016
•  The Straits Times - 21 September 2016
•  Channel NewsAsia - 26 July 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM - 21 June 2016
•  Channel NewsAsia - 12 June 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 5 June 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 30 May 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 29 May 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 15 May 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 17 April 2016
•  The Straits Times - 12 April 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 21 March 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 20 March 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 12 March 2016
•  Talking Point - 10 March 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 22 February 2016
•  The Straits Times - 22 January 2016
•  The Straits Times - 21 January 2016
•  TODAY - 21 January 2016

•  The New Paper - 21 January 2016
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 21 January 2016
•  Latin American Herald Tribune 21 January 2016
•  ChannelNewsAsia - 20 January 2016
•  Singapore Tonight, Channel NewsAsia - 20 January 2016
•  Channel 5 News - 20 January 2016
•  Channel 8 News - 20 January 2016
•  Shinmin Daily News - 20 January 2016
•  Lianhe Wanbao-  20 January 2016
•  938 Live - 20 January 2016
•  One FM 91.3 News - 20 January 2016
•  Capital 95.8FM News - 20 January 2016  
•  Agelessonline - 20 January 2016

The future of nursing homes

Following the announcement of Project Jade Circle in February 2015, the project has been shelved as the Ministry of Health has indicated that it is unable to extend government subsidies to means-tested residents staying in the single or twin rooms. Modelled after the Green House concept in the US, the facility was originally designed as a Centre of Excellence for dementia care, with the rooms designed to provide greater privacy, and promote the well-being of persons with dementia.Two academics and The Sunday Times opined on what this heralds in term of the type of nursing homes that Singaporeans want, and the role of regulators when it comes to balancing public good versus innovation.

•  The Straits Times -  10 January 2016
•  The Straits Times - 5 January 2016