A charity initiative by Ageing Asia, the Art for Seniors Project aims to use art programmes to engage elderly in our local nursing homes.
Launched at the 3rd Ageing Asia Investment Forum in 2012, Ageing Asia was inspired by Dutch ageing-in-place specialist, Professor Dr Hans Becker, Chairman, Humanitas Foundation, The Netherlands, and his outstanding use of art to create conversation pieces in elderly apartment complexes operated by his organisation all over Rotterdam. Professor Dr Becker shared that the idea is all about creating liveliness and entertainment in the homes. This sparked Ageing Asia to come up with an idea to use art to improve the quality of life in our local senior homes, and hence the Art for Seniors project was borne.
"We hope to use art as an affordable way to engage and create happier environment for the elderly in Singapore", said Ms Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia Pte Ltd.
Ageing Asia also hopes to attract greater support to grow this intergenerational bonding art project, and to encourage youths in Singapore to understand our elderly more.
HIGHLIGHTS ON THE ART FOR SENIORS PROJECT
We would like to thank all volunteers and contributors that made the Art for Seniors Project a HUGE success! :)
With the collective efforts from the nursing home residents and the enthusiastic volunteers, over 80 pairs of helping hands helped convert two residential areas of the nursing home into beautiful and colourful sensory wards for the residents.
For more event photos, please visit our album in the Ageing Asia Facebook Page
About Professor Dr Hans Becker
Professor Dr Hans Becker
Chairman, Humanitas Foundation, The Netherlands
Recently recognised in the 2011 Global Over 50s Housing-Healthcare Awards in United Kingdom, Professor Dr Hans Becker was presented with a 'Lifetime achievement Award' for his contributions as one of the most significant seniors living / aged care thinkers in the world and is the "Father" of the "Apartment for Life" concept. Dr Becker uses his philosophy of human happiness to revolutionise the social and commercial perception of developing, managing and operating nursing homes.
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