Ren Ci Hospital
Nang Soe Mon Oo – Spark of Life Master Practitioner
Moon is a Nurse Clinician from Ren Ci Hospital, Singapore.
As a Nurse Clinician, her role is to provide in-house training related to Dementia care. She is focusing and advocating the of a use non-pharmacological approach as the first line to dissolving challenging behaviour. She works closely with the Agency of Integrated Care, Singapore for the pilot program of upgrading nursing homes to be dementia friendly.
Moon, originally from Myanmar, came to Singapore to practice Nursing in 2004. She obtained her Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment in 2018 from Singapore Workforce skill, Life Long Learning Institute, and a Bachelor of Nursing (General) 2014 from Edinburgh University, UK. Advanced Diploma in Gerontology in 2013 from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, Certificate of Clinical Instructor in 2012 from National Health Group, Singapore. She became a Spark of Life International Master Practitioner in 2018.
Moon is actively applying the Spark of Life Philosophy through implementing the Spark of Life Club Program for her clients with dementia with her colleague Sahara, Medical Social worker in Ren Ci Hospital, Singapore. Her special interest is to find a way to reduce the usage of anti- psychotic medication and to promote the quality of life for each and every person receiving care.
Nur Sahara Binte Kamsani – Spark of Life Master Practitioner
Sahara is a Medical Social Worker currently supporting about 52 people with dementia who are residing in the Nursing Home.
She has a Graduate Diploma in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling both from Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS). Sahara had 3 years’ experience working with vulnerable children residing in a Children’s Home before developing an interest in elderly with dementia where she has served for 4 years in her current organization.
In 2016, she attended a 3 day Spark of Life Facilitator’s course and has since facilitated a Spark of Life Club program for seven wonderful members. Sahara became a certified Spark of Life Master Practitioner in Perth, Western Australia in 2018.
Sahara is currently expanding the implementation of the Spark of Life Club Program at Ren Ci with her colleague, Moon.
AWWA Dementia Day Care Centre
The AWWA Dementia Day Care Centre is unique in Singapore as it has been renovated to reflect the Spark of Life Philosophy and incorporates two purposely designed areas for the Spark of Life Sunshine Clubs, providing the ideal environment to bring out the potential in people with dementia. The decision to provide two club rooms is a credit to the commitment and support of the management team as space is prime in Singapore.
At the Day Centre, there are 12 dedicated staff members, seven who are Spark of Life Club Facilitators, and three committed volunteers who support 78 clients over each week.
The two purposely designed Spark of Life Sunshine Club Rooms
Sairam Azad, Spark of Life Master Practitioner
Originally from India, now living in Singapore, Sairam’s first career was in the Border Security Force in India. He then had a complete career change and now devotes his life to enriching the lives of seniors in Singapore.
Sairam holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Post-Graduate Diploma in Developmental Rehabilitation and a MBA in Healthcare Management.
Sairam is the Assistant Director of (AWWA) Health & Senior Care, Singapore and also manages the operations of many eldercare programmes run by AWWA Health & Senior Care.
Yu Qinghui, Spark of Life Master Practitioner
Qinghui is Centre Manager for the AWWA Dementia Day Care Centre that provides meaningful engagement for persons with dementia and also respite for families of people with dementia.
Qinghui has a background in Social Work and a Masters of Gerontology at Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Together Qinghui and Sairam are using the Spark of Life Philosophy as a structured and conscious way of expressing and practicing unconditional love and compassion to their fellow team members and Day Care Guests. At the same time, they are naturally bringing Singapore culture into the application of Spark of Life.