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善终计划的第一步 (23 Oct 17)


Date: 23 October 2017 (Monday)
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Location: Blk 650, Ang Mo Kio Street 61, Yio Chu Kang Vista,
#01-09, S560650

电话: 6556 4833

THK Cluster Support has invited Good Death to conduct a workshop on Good Death Planning on 23 Oct 2017. This talk will be conducted in Mandarin. To register, please contact:

Tel: 6556 4833

“The Wind Came Home” – BOTH SIDES, NOW (18 Oct – 5 Nov 17)

Presented by Lien Foundation, Ang Chin Moh Foundation, Drama Box and ArtsWok Collaborative, BOTH SIDES, NOW, is a community engagement project about what it means to live well, and leave well, and an ongoing project by the co-presenters since 2013. This current 3-year iteration also has Ministry of Health and Tote Board Community Healthcare Fund as partners and funders. In Telok Blangah, their community collaborator is Montfort Care.

Dying is a natural part of life, but many of us are afraid to talk about it. How can we get closer to this topic, regardless of our age? How should we plan for this chapter of our journey with our loved ones? Over these two years, we hope to engage the residents in Telok Blangah through arts workshops, activities and performances. Our goal is to help create communities where individuals and families are supported in making informed decisions about end-of-life issues.

THE WIND CAME HOME Puppetry Performance and Activities
Come October, we are kicking off Both Sides, Now 2017 with free puppetry performances and activities in Chong Pang and Telok Blangah. The Wind Came Home is a heartwarming story about an elderly couple and a cat, performed live by a skilful puppeteer. It has been very well-received, engaging audiences since it was first performed in 2014. While it was originally written and performed in Mandarin, we are also staging performances in English, Malay and Tamil this time to reach out to a larger audience.

Each performance will be accompanied by other activities on site such as participatory art activities, screening of short animations and community singing. Following the performance every night are small-group conversations over dessert led by volunteer-facilitators, to open up the space for us to talk about a difficult but important topic – our end-of-life choices.

Details is as follows:

Location: Chong Pang (Next to Blk 104 Chong Pang Market)
Date: 18 – 21 October 2017
Time: 8pm to 9.30pm

Language conducted (based on dates)
18 Oct – Mandarin
19 Oct – Malay
20 Oct – Mandarin
21 Oct – English

Location: Telok Blangah (at open space next to Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent Market)
Date: 27 October – 5 November 2017
Time: 8pm to 9.30pm

Language conducted (based on dates)
25 Oct – Mandarin
26 Oct – Malay
27 Oct – Mandarin
28 Oct – English
29 Oct – Tamil

1 Nov – Malay
2 Nov – Tamil
3 Nov – Mandarin
4 Nov – Mandarin
5 Nov – English

For more information on Both Sides, Now, please visit www.bothsidesnow.sg

BOTH SIDES, NOW: How Do You Say It? (28 Oct – 18 Nov 17)

For matters of life and death, who do you talk to and what do you talk about?

This two-part programme is for anyone aged 18 years old and above who wants to learn how to have end-of-life conversations with your loved ones.

Take part as an individual or attend with family and friends. Learn about end-of-life issues, from medical and legal concerns to emotional and social needs and pick up skills to talk about them with your loved ones.

The scheduled timing and venue is for Part One Talk series of the programme – if you are interested to learn some useful skills on how you can broach the subject on end-of-life, you could register for a Part Two workshop AFTER you attend one of these talks.

Attending Part One Talk is a prerequisite to proceed with Part Two workshop and each Part Two workshop could only accommodate up to 16 pax. So do register early to avoid disappointment! First come first serve!

Part One Talk:
Attend a Talk on Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care, Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney on one of these dates:

28 Oct – Mandarin
29 Oct – English
4 Nov – English
5 Nov – Chinese

Timing: 10am – 12noon.

Part Two Workshop (MUST attend Part One Talk and register for this workshop after the talk):

11 Nov, 10am – 12noon (Mandarin)
11 Nov, 2pm – 4pm (Mandarin)
12 Nov, 10am -12noon (Mandarin)
18 Nov, 10am -12noon (English)
18 Nov, 2pm – 4pm (English)

Location: @27 Family Service Centre, 27 Telok Blangah Way, #01-1018.

For more information about Both Sides, Now: please visit them at http://www.bothsidesnow.sg/

(Latest update on 18 May 2017: registration has closed).

BOTH SIDES, NOW is a community engagement project on end-of-life issues involving arts and creative processes.

First presented in 2013, this current 3-year project (2017-2019) presented by 戏剧盒 Drama Box and ArtsWok Collaborative will see us working with Montfort Care Good Death and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to reach out to senior residents and the wider community living in Telok Blangah and Chong Pang respectively, through different programmes and arts experiences.

Both Sides Now