Penang Care, a non-governmental organization, was started in Jan 2004 as a day-care sanctuary with a 2-fold purpose:
- to provide a place where those in their golden years could relax, fellowship with others and be pampered with love as they deserve
- to counsel those with emotional and mental health issues and assist them become reintegrated into their families and society.
|Advisor :||Rev. John Khoo|
|Consultants :||Dr. Lai Fong Hwa|
|Mdm. Jan Fleury|
|Chairman :||Mr. Albert Tan Teow Wang|
|Secretary :||Mr. Leong Eng Khoon|
|Treasurer :||Mdm Ruth Chong Chow Kum|
|Committee Members :||Dr. Goh Keng Tian|
|Mr. Lim Kee Hor|
|Ms Liu Yun Yau|
|Mdm Charis Lim Bee Lay|
|Mr. Samarasena Peri|
|Ms Angeline Chan Kim Fong|
|Internal Auditors :||Mdm Lily Kang Swee Kim|
|Mdm Choo-Cheah Seok Hun|
|Trustees :||Mr. Lee Khai|
|Mdm Pauline Ding Li Ying|
|Mdm Tan Chwee Yeng|
|External Auditors :||Moores Rowland|
My mum who is going to be 86 years of age this December 2017, has been going to Penang Care for the past few years.
Penang Care has really been a boon to the family. Mum has dementia with no short- term memory whatsoever. Penang Care has allowed the caregiver time to take care of other necessary things as well as enjoy a much needed respite.
We can see that Mum enjoys going to Penang Care. When we pick her up in the afternoon, she looks absolutely happy-smiling, talking and sometimes not wanting to leave what she is doing.
We attribute it to the loving attention and care she receives there from the wonderful staff, as well as the activities that she gets to enjoy there ranging from singing, playing mah-jong, cards, arranging and putting together simple blocks, colouring and short walks around the garden.
We are very happy that Penang Care offers activities that help mum meet her social and emotional needs. We hear that she eats well there and can see she feels at home there.