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Tonic for Seniors’ Body and Mind

Tonic for Seniors’ Body and Mind

Gym Tonic at Tzu Chi is more than just physical exercise for the seniors. Through the dedicated efforts of the staff, they have experienced great warmth and even picked up useful learning pointers about life.

Medicine, Humanistic Culture | 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

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

First Large-scale Mobile Dental Screening Service to Enter Disability and Long-term Care Facilities Pushes On

First Large-scale Mobile Dental Screening Service to Enter Disability and Long-term Care Facilities Pushes On

The CASA-MODAL (Clean And Screen All Mouths Of Disability And Long-term care facilities) project was started in November 2018 with a noble mission of connecting disability and long-term care facilities to accessible dental services. However, over the past two years, the pandemic has thrown up several obstacles . . .

Medicine | Tzu-Chi Foundation

The First Community Blood Donation Drive for 2022 receives Overwhelming Response from the Public

The First Community Blood Donation Drive for 2022 receives Overwhelming Response from the Public

Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore), in collaboration with Red Cross Singapore, organised the first community blood donation drive for 2022 at Jing Si Hall in Pasir Ris on March 26, 2022. The event attracted 125 people to register as blood donors and raised 100 bags of blood.

Medicine | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Evolving Roles of Community Clinics amid the Pandemic

Evolving Roles of Community Clinics amid the Pandemic

Lakeside Family Medicine Clinic may not be on the front line battling the pandemic like hospitals, but it has put up a strong defence in this fight for the past two years. It has undertaken the tasks of triage, assessment and referral, as well as long-term care of elderly patients with chronic diseases. To the best of its ability, it has supported Singapore in its endeavour to ensure that its healthcare system is not overwhelmed.

Medicine | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Long and Winding Pandemic Fails to Dampen Doctor’s Passion to Serve

Long and Winding Pandemic Fails to Dampen Doctor’s Passion to Serve

It is a widely known fact that healthcare workers have been toiling long and hard to help us get through the seemingly never-ending pandemic. Hear from a Tzu Chi medical doctor on how the pandemic has been like for him in the past two years.

Medicine | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Seniors Find Solace from SEEN Centres’ Support amid the Pandemic

Seniors Find Solace from SEEN Centres’ Support amid the Pandemic

With the pandemic limiting the number of physical activities held over the past two years, a rare opportunity for seniors to be engaged in a physical setting came in the form of a Chinese New Year party held at Tzu Chi SEEN centres last week. The activity provided much-needed joy and comfort . . .

Medicine | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Chief Physiotherapist J.Vinoth Sees Tzu Chi as More than a Workplace

Chief Physiotherapist J.Vinoth Sees Tzu Chi as More than a Workplace

As the Chief Physiotherapist of Tzu Chi Singapore’s Day Rehabilitation Centre (DRC), Mr Jothiramalingam Vinoth has been an integral part of the organisation since 2015. We delve deeper into his life to find out what has kept him going all these years.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Unsung Frontline Heroes Touched by Care from Tzu Chi Volunteers

Unsung Frontline Heroes Touched by Care from Tzu Chi Volunteers

For a period of almost a month from 12 October 2021 to 8 November 2021, three to five Tzu Chi volunteers have been diligently making their way to Chia Ping Community Isolation Facility (CIF) each morning. In a bid to provide support to frontline healthcare workers . . .

Medicine, Humanistic Culture | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Tzu Chi Volunteers Come Together to Bring Life to COVID-19 Treatment Facility at F1 Pit Building

Tzu Chi Volunteers Come Together to Bring Life to COVID-19 Treatment Facility at F1 Pit Building

Several facilities across Singapore have been re-designated to house infected patients due to the increase in COVID-19 community cases in recent times. With the F1 Pit Building the latest to be converted to a COVID-19 Treatment Facility (CTF) for elderly patients, Tzu Chi volunteers . . .

Medicine, Humanistic Culture | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Be Healed by Meals - Cracking the Code to a Plant-based Diet

Be Healed by Meals - Cracking the Code to a Plant-based Diet

The father of western medicine, Hippocrates once said: "Your food is your medicine". The blood test results of 46 participants in North District’s ‘Healthier Me 21-Day Challenge’ revealed a significant drop in the ‘three high’ indexes – proof that a better diet can nurse one back to health.

Medicine, Env. Protection | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Migrant Workers Enjoy a Day of Fun as Part of National Day Celebrations

Migrant Workers Enjoy a Day of Fun as Part of National Day Celebrations

As part of Singapore’s 56th National Day celebrations, some 250 migrant workers from over five dormitories were able to let their hair down and engage in various activities organised by several non-profit organisations including Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre.

Charity, Medicine | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Participants experience Phenomenal Changes in Health after a 21-day Diet Adjustment

Participants experience Phenomenal Changes in Health after a 21-day Diet Adjustment

Weight loss, lowered "three highs", and developing a more acute sense of taste are some of the significant health improvements experienced by participants who took up the "21-day Healthy Diet Challenge".

Medicine, Env. Protection | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Tzu Chi SEEN Centres Press On with Community Outreach despite Challenges

Tzu Chi SEEN Centres Press On with Community Outreach despite Challenges

Tzu Chi SEEN centres continue to reach out to needy elderly in the community during difficult times, as part of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) baseline service plan.

Medicine, People | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Singapore takes on the Healthier Me 21-Day Challenge

Singapore takes on the Healthier Me 21-Day Challenge

Tzu Chi International Medical Association of Singapore and volunteers piloted the "Healthier Me 21-Day Challenge" programme in the Eastern region and attracted 34 participants. How can diet improve our physical well-being? Let’s see the result in 21 days!

Medicine, Env. Protection | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Medical supplies are shipped to Cambodia to support local efforts in fighting COVID-19

Medical supplies are shipped to Cambodia to support local efforts in fighting COVID-19

Due to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Cambodia, Tzu Chi Organization (Singapore) had arranged for medical supplies donated by Tzu Chi Taiwan and two local entrepreneurs to be delivered to this ASEAN country.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Merit

A Pandemic and a Stormy Weather Can’t Stop Them from Donating Blood

A Pandemic and a Stormy Weather Can’t Stop Them from Donating Blood

Pandemic? Stormy weather? Change of location? Fear not, because there is a group of enthusiastic “raging” supporters who are willing to go wherever the blood donation event is held.

Medicine | Tzu-Chi Foundation