Difference Starts Here
Han Huey Charn
Han Huey Charn graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore with Diploma in Nursing (1995) and obtained an Advanced Diploma in Gerontology (2001). She went on a sabbatical training with Hammond Care Group, Sydney in 2003 and gleaned much practical experience in dementia care from the attachment.
Han has many years of working experience as Nurse Clinician in the Cognition and Memory Disorders Division at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Education and counselling to familial and domestic caregivers; conducting talks and workshops on dementia related topics; conducting activities for persons with dementia are all part of her clinical expertise. She was also an important team member of the MindVital program at TTSH.
Her disarming, empathetic and caring disposition endears her to caregivers especially those who are in need of support and counselling. She builds trusting relationships with persons with dementia and her passion for dementia care is evident to all around her.
Han is naturally a person of excellence, regularly innovating new strategies and applications. She believes in team work and is passionate about imparting her skills and knowledge to colleagues, working with each, raising the level of attention and care given. As Director for our Fireworks Program, she works closely with members of the team, leading and training them to make the difference she upholds.
Operations & Support Team
Tay Seok Foon
Seok Foon’s gentle hearted and her calm reassuring disposition greets you the first instance you meet her. She began her elder care experience in 2011, being trained at ADA for eldersitter facilitation .
Seok Foon has been with the team since its opening and has been trained in the special aspects of facilitation and handling necessary in cognitive care.
Pauline Tan Lee Hwa
Pauline has worked with a Methodist Welfare Group for more than 15 years. She has a heart for the elderly spending time weekly to care for the elders in her church.
Pauline has much experience in IT, software and administration. We are very pleased to have Pauline join the team and to learn the special aspects of facilitation and handling necessary in cognitive care.
SPARKS & MUSIC
Director – Development
Despite having a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Joy pursued her passion in music and in 1999, founded Music Solutions, a music and performing arts education company. Under Joy’s leadership, Music Solutions is now an award winning education company and valued partner to local & international schools and corporate organisations.
“Gifted to Give, Blessed to be a Blessing”, is Joy’s driving conviction in the management of Music Solutions. She believes everyone is gifted with talents and we are to use these talents to be a blessing to others. Joy’s conviction continues to propel her to share her love of music to everyone who wishes to learn, and she endeavours to explore how else she can bless lives through music.
Joy pioneered her first charity music camp for less privileged children from Care Community Services Society (CCSS) in 2000, and went on to involve herself and her staff in community work as part of Music Solutions’ corporate culture. Till date, Music Solutions has collaborated with SPD (formerly known as Society for the Physically Disabled), Children’s Cancer Foundation, CCSS CARElderly and CCSS Care Hut to bring more than just a tune in enriching lives; organising and sponsoring several events yearly for these communities. Joy is also the visionary behind ‘Recital of Joy’, an on-going initiative to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and less privileged children, believing that music has the power to transform lives into walking recitals of joy!
Joy is applying her engaging and fun music approach for our participants at The Care Library. She’s composed TCL’s very own ‘Theme Songs’. The music hour in the Fireworks Program employs a variety of strategies to evoke engagement. Joy, who has the Advance Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and also a Masters in Education (Music), is developing further on the holistic employment of music to inspire aspirations, and the learning of new skills for cognitive wellness.
Esther worked for multi-national corporations for twenty years, including managing her own firm. She was familiar with governance and compliance matters being in senior management positions in an industry that was under the supervision of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She retired from full time corporate work 19 years ago, going into freelance project consulting to give herself the flexibility of time to engage in community work.
Esther feels that cognitive wellness care is urgent and the vision and mission of The Care Library pressing.