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When a doctor visits you at your home

When a doctor visits you at your home

The contact between healthcare professionals and their patients tends to be closer when medical services are delivered at the patient's home. Dr Ho Xin Qin revealed, "When you step into the patient's home, the patient becomes a person with a family.“

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Home Caregiver Restores Stability in the Life of a Mother and Daughter

Home Caregiver Restores Stability in the Life of a Mother and Daughter

Not only does Tin Tin take care of Madam Koh's domestic work 24/7, but she also plays a vital role of a “saviour” in extraordinary times.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Ageing Slowly at Home with the Aid of Community Support

Ageing Slowly at Home with the Aid of Community Support

With a declining birth rate and a rapidly ageing society, elderly people are having a tough time looking after each other. The community’s varying degrees of medical care and everyday living care services are critical to the elderly Toh couple’s retirement life at home.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

When Fatigue Kicks in on the Long Journey as a Caregiver

When Fatigue Kicks in on the Long Journey as a Caregiver

Nobody knows how long her journey as a caregiver is going to be, but Ho Ngit Wah still looks forward to her golden years.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Active Ageing with HAPPY Exercise

Active Ageing with HAPPY Exercise

Reaching our golden years would often signal an opportunity to sit back and enjoy a long-awaited break after slogging hard for the better part of our lives. However, for one senior, she is bucking the trend through her zeal to learn and help fellow seniors.

People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Volunteers Take the First Step in Accompanying Patients with End-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

Volunteers Take the First Step in Accompanying Patients with End-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

Every visit is a valuable opportunity despite the time constraint and limited contact for volunteers to provide the most in-depth and targeted support possible.

Charity, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Senior Volunteers Serve Fellow Seniors at Redhill TCM Free Clinic

Senior Volunteers Serve Fellow Seniors at Redhill TCM Free Clinic

While most seniors would typically be enjoying a life of leisure upon retirement, this has not been the case for two senior Tzu Chi volunteers. Find out how they have remained active through volunteering at Tzu Chi TCM Free Clinic (Redhill) in their golden years.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Finding Purpose through Voluntary TCM Work

Finding Purpose through Voluntary TCM Work

Compared to other commercial TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) clinics, the Tzu Chi TCM Free Clinic is mainly supported by a pool of volunteer TCM practitioners, with more than 70% of its practitioners serving on a pro bono basis. We shine the spotlight on two of them who have been actively contributing their services at the Redhill branch.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Overcoming Challenges to Serve Wholeheartedly in Education

Overcoming Challenges to Serve Wholeheartedly in Education

Do you have any gifts given to you as a child which you still hold on dearly to? For Ms May Tai Nyeok Moi, one particular present she received as an eight-year-old helped change the trajectory of her entire life.

Education, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Brain Injury Survivor Finds Joy in Supporting Seniors through His Work

Brain Injury Survivor Finds Joy in Supporting Seniors through His Work

What would you do if you were unwittingly involved in a devastating accident that changed the entire course of your life? At the age of 24, after a horrific accident that badly injured his brain, the promising life of Mr Takalah Tan, then a fresh graduate from National University of Singapore (NUS) seemed all but over . . .

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

A Farewell Ceremony, Two Years and Seven Months Late

A Farewell Ceremony, Two Years and Seven Months Late

At the memorial service held at Mandai Crematorium Service Hall, there was no solemn grief full of tears. Instead, it was brimming with a sense of calmness and peace. For the children and grandchildren of the late Tzu Chi volunteer Echo Ong Pei Leng, the day was a “farewell” after two long years.

People, Miscellaneous | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Nurturing Compassion through Introducing Vegetarianism to Children at a Tender Age

Nurturing Compassion through Introducing Vegetarianism to Children at a Tender Age

"Eating meat is not good for our health! If we ate the mother chicken, the chicks will have no mother and they will be very scared!" On this day, two children who have been vegetarians since birth courageously stood on the stage to advocate vegetarianism and appeal to all to love all living beings.

Env. Protection, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Youth Volunteers Working as Public Healthcare Nurses Acknowledge Tzu Chi’s Support during Pandemic

Youth Volunteers Working as Public Healthcare Nurses Acknowledge Tzu Chi’s Support during Pandemic

With the easing of most pandemic restrictions, the light at the end of the tunnel has become brighter as Singapore has seemingly started to turn the corner in its COVID-19 battle. We take a look at how three Tzu Chi volunteers, who are nurses in their day jobs, have coped in their line of work over the past two years. They also shared about the integral role that Tzu Chi has played in supporting them.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Volunteers Rally to Support a Fellow Dharma Brother as he Sails through the Darkest Moment in his Life

Volunteers Rally to Support a Fellow Dharma Brother as he Sails through the Darkest Moment in his Life

This is the story of Mr Ng Chye Hock and his family and their steadfast resilience to overcome adversity. Behind this family's remarkable story is a miracle of love and embodiment of the care and blessings of many people.

Charity, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

In Memory of Ng Kok Leong – It is Never Too Late for a Deep-rooted Affinity to Blossom

In Memory of Ng Kok Leong – It is Never Too Late for a Deep-rooted Affinity to Blossom

As the saying goes: "Life only begins at 70". It is best used to describe veteran volunteer Ng Kok Leong. Although he only joined Tzu Chi at the age of 67 and became certified as a Tzu Chi commissioner at the age of 72, Ng Kok Leong did not waste his time and life. Instead, he spent the remaining of his life volunteering with Tzu Chi and seized every opportunity to care for those in need and set a good example for other volunteers.

People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Creating Vegetarian-friendly Circles with Small Steps

Creating Vegetarian-friendly Circles with Small Steps

It’s easier to convince people to do good deeds than to adopt a vegetarian diet. Lim Wah Chun’s secret to effectively advocate vegetarianism is to create vegetarian-friendly circles by serving one meal at a time.

Env. Protection, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Vegetarianism is not just a Diet but an Attitude to Life

Vegetarianism is not just a Diet but an Attitude to Life

Nancy Chew Ann Jee eats, cooks and promotes vegetarian food. Through her daily practices in diet, dressing, housing, travel and recreation, she has developed her own set of philosophies in life.

Env. Protection, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

In Memory of Tan Ching Swee – A Genuine and Indelible Affinity

In Memory of Tan Ching Swee – A Genuine and Indelible Affinity

As a member of the General Affairs team, Tan Ching Swee has always walked the talk - "If it is right, just do it." For more than ten years, from packing to setting up event venues, Ching Swee has contributed to the success of numerous large-scale events and forged countless good ties along the way. Though Ching Swee is no longer around, his exemplary character will forever be imprinted in the hearts of Tzu Chi volunteers.

People | Tzu-Chi Foundation