Underprivileged women prepare for careers as Caregivers in the Eldercare sector by hosting Aging Simulation Workshop

AWARE, Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) & J.P. MORGAN prepare underprivileged women for careers as Caregivers in the Eldercare sector by hosting Aging Simulation Workshop

You are invited to cover the first aging simulation workshop in Southeast Asia that caters to the eldercare sector, where selected women from low income families will be putting on special suits to experience the physiological changes that come with age.

The workshop is part of a new workforce readiness program by AWARE, DOT and J.P. Morgan to help the country’s financially disadvantaged women find employment as professional caregivers for the elderly. This two-year program caters for 100 women from families earning less than S$400 per capita per month, gearing them up for careers in the fast-growing eldercare sector in Singapore.

The goal of the workshop is to empower the participants, as future caregivers, with deeper understanding of the physical challenges faced by the elderly and help them develop empathy towards receivers of their care.

The inaugural workshop will be attended by our Guest of Honor, former Nominated Member of Parliament Dr Kanwaljit Soin – a highly accomplished and respected orthopaedic and hand surgeon and an outspoken campaigner dedicated to improving the lives of women

Your reporter, camera crew and/or photographer are kindly invited to cover the event as well as participate in the aging simulation exercise. Interviews with Dr Soin and representatives from J.P. Morgan, AWARE and DOT can be arranged upon request.

Event details are as follow:

Date:              31 March 2017
Time:             2:00-5:30pm
Venue:           HMI Institute of Health Sciences Pte Ltd, Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability, 80 Jurong East Street 21, #06-03, Singapore 609607

For media RSVP, please contact Wai Ling at 9846 4158 or email kaylee@daughtersoftomorrow.org. Thank you.