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Improve nursing care of the elderly through talks, conferences, seminars, workshops, research activities and collaboration with other health care disciplines and agencies.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Chapter is to bring Gerontological Nursing to the forefront as a Specialist field.

The key objective is to improve nursing care of the elderly through talks, conferences, seminars, workshops, research activities and collaboration with other health care disciplines and agencies.

Objectives

  • Generate interest and raise awareness amongst the nurses on issues relating to the elderly in Singapore.
  • Enhance and promote the professional status of Gerontologial nursing.
  • Disseminate issues relating to elderly people to nurses, other health care professionals and consumers of care.
  • Improve the quality of elderly care through research-based practice.

Committee Members

Chairperson
Ms Ng Woei Kian
Secretary
Soh Puay Sze
Treasurer
Fauziah Raman
Publicity Officer
Meliza Lim
Members
Lee Jin Yih

Han Huey Charn Cheryl

Ms Christina Yeo Sze Hoon

Ms Zhang Di

Leong Jan Mui Mary

Wendy Ng


Logo

Members agreed on the mission statement, logo and the  objectives at the Inaugural meeting, which was held on 12/12/97. The audience included nurses from both institutions and non-institutions setting. Members from other health care disciplines were invited and some attended the meeting.

  • The Heart symbolizes LOVE.
  • Red colour of the heart radiates WARMTH.
  • Reflecting shadow of the heart signifies the SUPPORT for the elderly by various generations.
  • Candle with light signifies LIGHT illuminating the darkness that the many faces. The light also ERADICATES the fear of growing old.
  • The burning candle signifies ADDING LIFE to the elderly remaining years.
  • GNC stands for GERONTOLOGICAL NURSES CHAPTER.

Diary of events from the GNC Chapter

 

9/5/99
3 skits were performed at the lions Befrienders Public Forum "Challenge and Joy of Caring for Ageing Parents".
1/8/99
3 skits were performed at the ANG MO KIO Constituency Citizens’  Consultative Committee National Day Dinner cum Variety Show.
27/11/99
2 skits were performed at the SNA Annual Conference held at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
7/7/01
Helped with Fund Raising for ST. Luke’s Community Hospital – Flag Day.
19/10/01
Co-organised with TTSH and SNCF a Professional Forum : Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice.
20/10/01
Research Presentation cum HMDP sharing held at Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital.
27/4/02 Adopted Moral Welfare home (Bedok) organised tea ceremony and Game activities.
26/10/02
Organised HMDP seminar and Research presentation at TTSH.
31/08/02
Participated with  Gerontological society “Autumn Auction”.
23/9/03
Performed a skit in York Hotel on Crime Prevention.
24/7/04
Organised HMDP Seminar and talk at TTSH.
4/9/04
Helped with Fund Raising for Alzheimer’s Disease Association – Flag Day.
10/9/11
Community Outreach @ Society of the Aged Sick.
23/9/11
Presentation on “Discharge Planning of Older Adult –Nurses’ Experience” by Ms Ambelorfam Manikan(Member) @ Ministry of Health-Singapore Nurses Association & 16th Singapore Malaysia Joint Nursing Conference.
9/10/11 Participated in the Walk for Dementia 2011.          
14/7/12 Community Outreach at St Theresa's Home.
3/12/12           Annual Dinner.          
14/4/13
Public Seminar at Ren Ci Community Hospital


 Committee Members Community Outreach Group  Photo  Members having a good time with the Elderly
 Committee Members Community Outreach Group Photo Members having a good time with the Elderly

 

 


 

Resources:

Continuing care of the elderly in the community Continuing care of the elderly in the community(0.2 MB)  
New Challenges in transitional Care New Challenges in transitional Care(1.96 MB)  
Project CARE Project CARE(1.51 MB)  


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