ADA’s Arts & Dementia programme received a grant from the National Arts Council.
Due to increasing demand for training and caregiver support services, ADA relocated both its main office and Caregiver Support Centre (CSC) to Luzerne Building in Bendemeer Road. The new premises are bigger and better-equipped, allowing more pilot projects to be undertaken. Thus, the unit on the 6th floor was christened the ADA Resource & Training Centre (ARTC) which was set up with funding from The Singapore Ireland Fund. CSC subsequently moved from Central Plaza to the third-floor unit in Luzerne Building in July 2013.
With funding from the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple through the Community Foundation of Singapore, the Family Caregiver Training Programme (FCTP) kicked off at the ARTC in May.
A pilot project named the “Family of Wisdom” programme (FOW) received funding through donations raised from ‘The Pitch’ competition organised by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, to operate short three-hour day care sessions to provide caregiver respite.
In April, ADA officially launched its Facebook page. Promising to complement our website with frequent social interaction and relevant newsflashes, the page is set to bring ADA closer to the computer-savvy segments of society.
In October, ARTC became host to the regional office of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), of which ADA has been a member since 1995. The regional presence of ADI signals its commitment to facilitate more dialogue and cooperation among member associations in the Asia Pacific.