7 October 2017

Bishan East-Thomson constituency joins Forget Us Not initiative, launches Singapore's first dementia-friendly kopitiam 

Ground-up movement by the Lien Foundation has trained 86 organisations & close to 19,000 dementia friends, involving key segments of society – from transport, finance & F&B sectors, to schools, VWOs & civic/religious bodies. The Bishan-East Thomson constituency, which has twice the proportion of 80-year-olds compared to the national average, has joined the Forget Us Not initiative to build a dementia-friendly Singapore..

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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