Inaugural ALFA roadshow on 18 Aug 2018

The inaugural ALFA roadshow, which was held on 18 Aug 2018 at Club HDB, had more than 80 participants from across the public and private sectors.

Dr. Belinda WEE, co-founder of St. Bernadette Lifestyle Village, shared about her experiences running St Bernadette’s as the only Assisted Living Facility (ALF) in Singapore. This was followed by a panel discussion on the topic: “ALF: Is it Right for You?”, with panelists Mr. Laurence LIEN (CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle), Prof Hwee-Pink Tan (A/Prof Information Systems (Practice) SMU) and Ms. Janice CHIA (Founder of Ageing Asia, Aspire 55).

Do check out photos of the event below! 🙂

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Elderly don’t need institutionalising; private sector, community to step up

ALFA was featured in The Edge Singapore on 03 Sep 2018.

In the 1980s series The Golden Girls, four elderly women become housemates. Despite arguing incessantly, they enjoy each other’s companionship. The sitcom comes to mind as Dr Belinda Wee relates her experience of running Singapore’s first retirement village-styled facility at a recent seminar.

“Yes, they do argue with each ­other,” Wee says of the eight residents in St Bernadette’s Lifestyle Village in Bukit Timah, one of two assisted living facilities (ALFs) she co-founded. “But isn’t that what keeps you alive? It is relationships that keep you active, and give you something to look forward to every day.”

Read more here.