Through enrichment sessions, volunteers share their knowledge, skills and interests with patients to help them acquire new skills and hobbies such as computer usage, cooking, gardening, art & craft and music. This way, patients can spend time more meaningfully, thus enriching their lives.

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Art Therapy

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Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing or modelling. Art Therapy helps patients to express themselves in areas where they may not be able to verbalise, helping them to understand their inner thoughts and feelings that they may have.

Computer Classes

Computer classes are a form of exposure classes for patients to learn about advanced technologies and explore the basic functions of a computer. Volunteers with IT skills and knowledge may impart their skills to the patients to help them keep up with technology.

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Exercise

The NKF Health for Life Day is a day where patients gather together for an exercise event organised by the Exercise & Fitness Department, supported by the Volunteer Management Department. NKF has been collaborating with Nanyang Polytechnic – Diploma in Sports and Wellness Management Programme – to carry out functional fitness tests, which is a form of clinical assessment for patients to understand their functional fitness level. This allows the Exercise Specialists to design exercise programmes specific to the needs of the patients.

Pet Therapy

Studies have shown that animals are a good source of therapy as they bring laughter and create more social interaction among patients. NKF has been collaborating with CATS (Cat-Assisted Therapy Singapore) to help patients in a medically beneficial way to take advantage of the human-animal interaction for the purpose of relaxation and healing.