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Bouquet of dedication to live the mission of our foundress and of the joy of Jesus. ♥ To all the staff of the home and to the bishops and priests who minister to Thanks us spiritually ♥ To all the staff of the home and to the bishops and priests who minister to us spiritually ♥ To the many volunteers, donors Since moving back to the new St and partners, no contribution is too small to be Joseph’s Home in 2017, we have counted. received compliments on the lush ♥ Special thanks to Koh Yee Cheng for helping with greenery, open style living concept the early stages of this magazine and donors and facilities such as the hydropool. Katherine Tan, Magdalene Tan, Juliana Tan and Annie Tan, as well as Mdm Ho and family for sponsoring the printing of this publication. In truth, we are very blessed to have the luxury of space. There are those to whom much less has been given but are yet able to create wonderful places for people to grow older in. I honour them and remind myself that with great blessing comes great responsibility to be good stewards of all that God has given. I am thus immensely grateful to the countless people who have helped us to build the home that we have today. ♥ Ex-Chairmen of Catholic Welfare Services (CWS), the late Brother Emmanuel and the late Dr Ee Peng Liang whose vision and openness to experiment helped kickstart many new services. ♥ CWS Ex-Honorary Secretary Cyril Chew ♥ Current CWS Chairman Thomas Tan, board members and staff for your support of our ideas for the new St Joseph's home ♥ MOH and AIC, for your guidance throughout our transformation journey ♥ All the architects, contractors and workers, without your contribution, this home would not be here today ♥ The previous and current Canossian Sisters, especially my immediate Ex-Provincial Council Sr Theresa Seow, Sr Christina Yeo and Sr Dorothy Lim, as well as the Lay Canossian family and alumni, for all your support and tireless Moving forward, we want to create a vibrant home where residents can aspire towards growing older while staying connected to the larger Jurong West community. This calls for new ways of thinking and of doing things or as Jesus says, putting “new wines…into fresh (wine)skins” (Luke 5:37-38). So for instance, using technology to enhance care or establishing new ways to volunteer. Such change may be needed but it will also bring about discomfort as people take time to accept, learn and adjust. Yet change is necessary if it means a safer and higher quality of life for our residents. Nonetheless, in our quest to innovate, we must also safeguard human dignity and the personal touch. Finally, ‘unless the Lord builds the house, in vain do its builders labour’ (Psalm 127:1). Unless we continue to focus on our mission and live the values Christ has taught us, all the new hardware and ‘heartware’ - services and programmes - would be of little use to those whom we are called to serve. Keep our hearts and minds set on God while responding to the needs of the world and together, we can create a new experience of ageing for ourselves and our dear ones. Sr Geraldine Tan Executive Director, St Joseph's Home 80 | St Joseph’s Home Bouquet of Thanks Since moving back to the new St Joseph’s Home in 2017, we have received compliments on the lush greenery, open style living concept and facilities such as the hydropool. In truth, we are very blessed to have the luxury of space. There are those to whom much less has been given but are yet able to create wonderful places for people to grow older in. I honour them and remind myself that with great blessing comes great responsibility to be good stewards of all that God has given. I am thus immensely grateful to the countless people who have helped us to build the home that we have today. ♥ Ex-Chairmen of Catholic Welfare Services (CWS), the late Brother Emmanuel and the late Dr Ee Peng Liang whose vision and openness to experiment helped kickstart many new services. ♥ CWS Ex-Honorary Secretary Cyril Chew ♥ Current CWS Chairman Thomas Tan, board members and staff for your support of our ideas for the new St Joseph's home ♥ MOH and AIC, for your guidance throughout our transformation journey ♥ All the architects, contractors and workers, without your contribution, this home would not be here today ♥ The previous and current Canossian Sisters, especially my immediate Ex-Provincial Council Sr Theresa Seow, Sr Christina Yeo and Sr Dorothy Lim, as well as the Lay Canossian family and alumni, for all your support and tireless 80 | St Joseph’s Home dedication to live the mission of our foundress and of the joy of Jesus. ♥ To all the staff of the home and to the bishops and Y\Z[\\\\]X[BiBH[HYوHYH[H\[Y\Z[\\\\]X[BiBHHX[H[Y\ۛܜ˜[\\۝X][ۈ\X[B[Y iBHXX[[YYH[܈[[]HX\HY\و\XY^[H[ۛܜ’]\[H[XY[[H[[X[H[[[YH[\[\YH[[Z[H܂ۜܚ[H[[و\XX][ۋ[ݚ[ܝ\ H[ܙX]HHX[YB\H\Y[[\\H\ܛ[\[H^Z[ۛXYH\\\ۙ\[][]K\[܈]^\و[[˜[و[[܈\\\^\][¸'][\)[\ [J\['H ZH NL K܈[[K\[XH[[B\H܈\X\[]^\[Y\X[HX^HHYYY]][[[X]\Yܝ\[HZH[YHX\ X\[Y\ Y][H\X\\HY]YX[BY\[Y\]X[]HوYH܈\\Y[˂ۙ][\[\]Y\[ݘ]KH]\[œYYX\[X[Yۚ]H[H\ۘ[X [[K8&[\HܙZ[H\K[Z[š]Z[\X\&H [H LΌJK[\H۝[YB\ۈ\Z\[ۈ[]HH[Y\\\]Y\[H]\\H[8&X\\x&BH\X\[ܘ[[Y\ H[Hو]H\BHHH\H[Y\KY\\X\[Z[]ۈ[H\ۙ[HYYوHܛ[]\H[ܙX]BH]^\Y[HوYZ[܈\[\[\X\ۙ\˂܈\[[H[^X]]H\X܋\ Y