As the primary caregiver to her elderly mother, Madam Monica Lee has been a fervent supporter of REACH Senior’s programmes and a great advocate for active ageing. When her mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2020, Monica signed not only her mother, but also herself up for activities hosted at REACH Senior at Jalan Membina to attend to her biopsychosocial needs.
In 2021, Monica took on the mantle of undergoing training and assessment to become a certified volunteer trainer for the HAPPY programme with NUHS. Monica managed to ace her assessments, and since then, she has been serving weekly as a volunteer trainer.
A caregiver, participant, advocate, and volunteer, Monica has certainly become a role model for active ageing!