Kampung Senang has a wide array of healthcare support for the under privileged with chronic health issues. Our services starts from the following:
HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE CENTRE (HLC)
HLC serves as a space of learning and healing for people affected by cancer. Our support services include: counseling, therapies such as energy healing, healthy food preparation classes, and specialized library facilities.
The HLC also organizes home visits, hospital visits, and home delivery of organic vegetables to immobilised patients.
CANCER HOLISTIC SUPPORT
Started in 2004, the Holistic Support for People affected by Cancer (HSPC) objective is to help adult and pediatric cancer patients and their families develop an overall lifestyle that enables them to fight cancer and prevent deterioration of the disease.
This program gives valuable information that is designed to enhance, and not replace, conventional treatment programs and disease management. We provide a safe and supportive environment for patients and their family, and friends to achieve a higher quality of living and longer life.
In a way, this program helps patients fight to get well. In time, patients will react better to conventional medical treatment.
Studies have shown that patients with a changed lifestyle and diet, consistently live longer than those who use medical treatment alone. Equally important is the fact that HSPC members report a higher quality of life.
HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTRE – TCM TREATMENT
Since 2001, we have been providing free medical services with the help of volunteer doctors to support holistic care for the elderly. Our volunteer doctors have training in both Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In addition to the usual medical consultations and health check-ups, our volunteer doctors also provide advice on treatments for chronic diseases like diabetes and free acupuncture and Chinese medication.
Western Homeopathic and Indian Ayurvedic medical services are also available. Where necessary, we also make home visits and provide free medicine to elderly citizens who are bedridden.
NEUROFEEDBACK LEARNING CENTRE
Since October 2012, this service is for the community and was launched by the then Minister of Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat during our 13th Anniversary Celebrations in September 2012.
Kampung Senang aim of providing this service is to improve the quality of life to those who may need this form of therapy but find it too expensive and unaffordable. The neurofeedback therapy is set up primarily for families of average income and those sandwiched generation in Singapore.
Neurofeedback developes the brain to work better by using feedback from the brain itself. The brain activity is monitored through sensors connected to the scalp. Information collected is converted to subtle disruptions or enhancements in sound, images and even vibrations that give the brain information about its activity through a video game, a movie, or a vibrating soft toy. Through such input, the brain is encouraged to optimize its functions.
The therapeutic use of neurofeedback was discovered in the early 1970s when it was realised through research initiated by NASA that neurofeedback could dramatically reduce seizures.
Clinical practice of neurofeedback today has gone beyond theories of science to explain its wide range of beneficial effects, but after helping thousands of people around the world — safely, often swiftly and with benefits holding long term over years — the results speak for themselves.
Neurofeedback is currently best known for helping children overcome learning disorders such as ADD/ADHD. The following are some other conditions neurofeedback has shown success in the treatment for :
Addictions • Anger management, tantrums • Anxiety, depression, stress, suicidal urges • Asthma • Autism spectrum disorder • Bipolar disorder • Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease • Developmental delay in children • Hypertension • Insomnia • Language learning • Migraine • Motor and vocal tics • Multiple sclerosis • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours • Stress management • Stroke recovery • Tinnitus
Interestingly, neurofeedback isn’t just for people with such issues. Peak performers such as Fortune 500 CEOS, Olympic athletes, fine musicians and other top-notch professionals use neurofeedback to sharpen their performance and to stay calm and clear-headed under pressure.
In our effort to make the benefits more accessible to the low-income families, the Neu-Life project (as reported in Today newspaper) pioneered by us will help 25 children from these families — aged 6 to 18 and who have learning disorders such as autism, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder (ADD) — to get subsidised neurofeedback training over a 6-month period.
MOBILITY AIDS SERVICES & TRAINING CENTRE
Life for the physically challenged can be very difficult and frustrating at times.
Mobility aids such as wheelchairs, crutches and walking frames can greatly help to alleviate stress of daily living. Unfortunately, mobility aids equipment can be very expensive and not everyone with a physical handicap or impairment can afford to buy them.
Kampong Senang’s Mobility Aids Services & Training Centre (MASTC) exists to remedy this situation by provisioning mobility aids, services and support to the less fortunate so that they can live better lives.
We have discovered that many hospital beds, wheelchairs, commode chairs, walking frames, walking sticks, crutches and other mobility aids equipment are discarded once they are no longer wanted. Most of these items are in good working condition and could easily be recycled for reuse.
Holistic Lifestyle Centre (HLC)
The HLC promotes a healthy lifestyle to members, schools, corporations and the general public by conducting seminars, workshops, educational talks pertaining to holistic health and detoxification.
Cancer Holistic Support
A counselor works with HSPC member to provide customised care. Gifts of Good Foods Scheme (GGFS) with organic vegetables and fruits home delivered to cancer patients. We have the Compassion Support Scheme that subsidises those unable to afford therapies. There’s also home or hospital visits to patients who are suffering from these chronic illnesses.
Holistic Wellness Center – TCM treatment
We also organize healthcare events for the public to impart knowledge and share experiences on common ailments and their management.
Mobility Aids Services & Training Centre (MASTC)
Through MASTC, we wanted to eliminate environmentally damaging wastefulness while benefitting society.
We train volunteers and caregivers in the art of mobility aids repair and maintenance, wheelchair handling, befriending the elderly and the physically disabled.
We collect any used and unwanted mobility aids equipment and refurbish them. We then work closely with the social work department of hospitals to provide these recycled mobility aids to those who need them and train them in using them.
The centre recycles nearly 500 mobility aids equipment annually.
Medical social workers from our community partners, which include hospitals, corporations and social enterprises, assist us to loan out the recycled equipment to 1,800 needy families.
The National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre recognised this effort known as the Wheels of Hope project by awarding it the New Non-Profit Initiative Award in 2008.
- Rotary Club of Singapore North
- RICD Chiangmai for Spastic Children
- Prostheses FOundation Thailand’
- Singapore & Sri Lanka Buddhist Library
Club “One X One” of Stamford American International School for offshore projects