CaringSG Community Events in April 2023
April was a busy month as CaringSG organised several events in Telok Blangah, Kampong Glam and Boon Lay.
1 April 2023 Caregivers Get Together (Telok Blangah)
On 1 April 2023, a caregiver get-together was held at Telok Blangah Community Club from 1pm to 3pm. There was also a crafts workshop especially for the special needs dependents.
A total of 15 caregivers and 5 Special needs dependents turned up for the event. The purpose was for the caregivers residing at Telok Blangah to get to connect with one another over light refreshments. In this way, they would be able to know who to approach for support and assistance in the event of need.
This event was supported by 3 CAREkaki and 6 CaringSG staff and volunteers, the Enabling Lives Initiative (ELI) Grant funded by Tote Board and managed by SG Enable, Temasek Foundation and Telok Blangah CCC.
1 April 2023 Raya Festive Distribution (Kampong Glam)
On the same day, 9 CAREkaki, 2 CaringSG staff and volunteers, 1 CAREchampion, 2 CAREambassadors from William Blair and another 2 CAREambassadors from NUS Yong Loo Lin also participated in a Hari Raya festive distribution to 33 families in Kampong Glam. It was indeed a fruitful day for Team CaringSG!
15 April 2023 Yoga Workshop (Boon Lay)
The third event was a yoga workshop which was held at Boon Lay Community Club on 15 April 2023 from 3pm to 4pm. 1 CAREkaki and 2 CaringSG staff and volunteer were there to help with the event.
During the workshop, caregivers and their dependents learnt various Yoga techniques like stretching, breathing and meditation which could help them to de-stress when they needed a short respite.
A total of 4 caregivers and 3 special needs dependents turned up for the event. Even though the workshop was just an hour long, it was a good opportunity for caregivers to connect with other caregivers and their loved ones and experienced the benefits of Yoga together.
This event was supported by the Enabling Lives Initiative (ELI) Grant funded by Tote Board and managed by SG Enable, Temasek Foundation and Boon Lay CCC.
15 April 2023 Give and Take Distribution (Kampong Glam)
Last but not least, there was also a “Give and Take” distribution session at Kampong Glam on the same day with 10 CAREkaki as well as 1 CaringSG staff distributing goodies to 50 families.
Stay tuned for CaringSG outreach and community events in the month of May!
For all the caregivers out there, we see you care. And we care for you, too. For all the professionals who are out there, thank you for coming together with caregivers to learn and grow together.
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