Singapore, 5 August 2020 - In celebration of National Day this year, Orange Valley Nursing Homes is donating assistive devices and face masks to the underprivileged through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) outreach initiative, “Protecting You & Our Community”. This is aimed at creating awareness of the importance of safeguarding the health and well-being of the elderly and children, the two most vulnerable groups in the society.
Kicking off Orange Valley’s new CSR programme is a donation - valued at approximately S$30,000 - which includes 134 assistive devices, like wheelchairs and walking aids for selected elderly beneficiaries, and 2,000 reusable fabric masks to be distributed to children aged three to seven residing in Taman Jurong. The assistive devices will be given out by Taman Jurong Community Club to senior citizens in need, while some 2,000 preschoolers from childcare centres and kindergartens in the constituency will each receive a reusable fabric mask customised for young children.
Mr Goh Peng Tong (BBM), Chairman of Taman Jurong Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC), said: “On behalf of the residents, I would like to thank Orange Valley for their generosity and support as we continue to reinforce our commitment to building a strong, compassionate and inclusive community.”
In order to fulfil the large volume of reusable fabric masks required, Orange Valley engaged Connezt Dots, a social enterprise that provides employment to home-based seamstresses from low-income families, and ESTA Signature by design powerhouse, Esther Tay, to produce 2,000 masks together. Another component of Orange Valley’s CSR initiative involves the nursing home contributing and giving back to society by creating meaningful employment opportunities for local small businesses and social enterprises.
The reusable face masks and exclusively designed postcards for the children were delivered to Taman Jurong Community Club on Tuesday (4 Aug). As visits to the homes have been suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis, Orange Valley hopes that the children who receive these masks and postcard packs will pen their messages of love and care on the postcards, which will be collected and given to the staff and residents of Orange Valley.
Ms Lyn Edel Yip, CEO of Orange Valley Nursing Homes, said: “Through ‘Protecting You & Our Community’, Orange Valley wishes to continue establishing meaningful relationships with different groups in the community, and in particular, to deepen the intergenerational connection between the young and our elderly residents.”
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About Orange Valley Nursing Homes
Orange Valley Nursing Homes (“Orange Valley”) is one of Singapore’s largest nursing home operators with five nursing homes strategically located across the island. Guided by the philosophy of “Always Residents First”, we strive to meet the needs of the elderly and pay attention to the smallest details to ensure that our residents feel at home. We are proud to have a team of well-trained and dedicated health care professionals on board. Our attending doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and healthcare assistants all personify the phrase, “Care from the Heart”. To all of us at Orange Valley, each resident is a unique individual.
For more information, please visit www.orangevalley.sg.