Care & Rehabilitation Expo China

Posted: 7 August 2017

Disabled People’s Association’s counterpart in China, China Disabled Persons’ Federation, is hosting the Care & Rehabilitation Expo China (“CR Expo”). It is the  third largest care and rehabilitation exhibition worldwide and will take place from the 13-15th September 2017 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China.

CR Expo has been successfully held for ten sessions. As the only fair of national level for persons with disabilities and older persons’ products and tools, as well as the third largest care and rehabilitation show in the world, CR Expo brings together the most advanced and most updated technologies, achievements and products from the rehabilitation, assistive device, elderly care and health industries, with an aim to build a multi-functional and all-dimensional platform for leading the future development of the industries.

There will be high-level forums on disability and assistive technology and themed pavilions focusing on the following areas:

•         Rehabilitation & Assistive Devices Pavilion
In this pavilion you will see rehabilitation facilities and equipment, prosthesis/orthoses and related products, medical aids, moving aids, walking and mobility aids ,daily living aids, barrier free living, hearing & visual aids, communication aids

•         Barrier-Free Pavilion
In this pavilion you will see Vehicles for the disabled ,Ramps and handrails, Elevators and lifting platforms, Warning signs and devices, Design and planning

•         Smart Technology Pavilion
In this pavilion you will see electronic equipment for communication and caring purposes, service robots ,health management system

•         Elderly Care & Health Pavilion
In this pavilion you will see building components, senior daily necessities, senior housing, elderly care services, food products / pharmaceutical products and health care products.

To register go to: http://www.crexpo.cn/Visitor/en/Login.aspx or to find out more go to the website at: http://www.crexpo.cn/en/about/introduction/. To read more about the expo you can download a write-up here.

Launching Supper Club! – 26 May 2017

Posted: 2 June 2017

Pizzas, drinks, and a group of friends – always make for a good time! At the first session of DPA’s Supper Club, it was definitely a winning combination as a lively discussion took place with our friends from AbleThrive, and members from DPA.

Supplied with a free flow of conversation, a number of rather interesting ideas were thrown into the mix; organising an inclusive Escape Room session, visits to a farm to learn about sustainable living, and even voluntary events so that members can give back to their community. During the session, DPA also managed to understand the motivations behind members taking part in activities, as well as the importance of including their support networks – caregivers, parents, children, and friends.

Following from this first edition of the Supper Club, we walk away with a multitude of ideas, and are currently getting into the planning stages to bring you a whole host of events.

We thank our friends from AbleThrive, and definitely look forward to having more sessions where members from the disabled community can provide open and honest feedback about the type of activities they would like to be a part of.

Interested in being part of our Supper Club? If you would like to be invited to the next session, please drop an email to Yoges at programme@dpa.org.sg.

You bring the ideas, and we’ll bring the pizzas!

DPA & VSA Joint Flag Day 2017

Posted: 26 January 2017

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) and the Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore will be holding a joint flag day on Saturday 25th March 2017. Through the event, we hope to achieve the following objectives:

 Raise awareness about the work of DPA & VSA and our outreach to support people with disabilities
• Promote disability awareness
• Inspire the spirit of empathy amongst the public and volunteers on the needs of people with disabilities
• Raise funds to cover the daily operations and programmes of the two organisations

We would therefore like you to join us in our cause and sign up as a volunteer.

Please help us to spread the word about volunteering to your friends and family! All student volunteers will be awarded with CCA points/CIP hours as well as receive a certificate of appreciation for their contributions towards this fundraising event.

For more information and/or to sign up online, click here.

For further information, please call DPA at 6791 1134 or email flagdaydpavsa@dpa.org.sg

Project Tintin

Posted: 15 December 2016

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is committed to working together with voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) and sharing resources with the wider social service sector. For this reason, DPA shared our new software called Project Tintin, which DPA developed with ThoughtWorks and Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS) to help with it Flag Day operations with other VWOs on their Flag Days. To read more about how Project Tintin benefitted DPA and MDAS on their joint Flag Day please go to: http://www.dpa.org.sg/?our-event=dpa-and-mdas-joint-flag-day-2016.

Most recently, TOUCH Community Services and Ren Ci Hospital used Project Tintin on their Flag Days. Our aim was to help VWOs streamline their Flag Day processes. The software provides organisers with real-time status updates of all collection centres and the movement of donation tins. The software also saves valuable time by allowing volunteers to register and return tins using QR codes. DPA and ThoughtWorks also provided onsite support to TOUCH Community Services and Ren Ci Hospital during their Flag Days, ensuring that the software ran smoothly. Both the organisation’s Flag Day were interesting tests for Project Tintin. (more…)

Music Gives Back! Dawn, Students and Friends in Concert

Posted: 9 November 2016

Passionate and accomplished music teacher Dawn Toh, her students and a group of close friends will be putting together an afternoon of enchanting musical pieces for a very special concert this year.

In line with the theme of the concert “Music Gives Back!” The Disabled People’s Association Singapore (DPA) has been nominated as the beneficiary for the concert. The organisers have invited 20 DPA members to be their guests at the event and share in this night of music and get to know the students better. If you are a DPA member and interested to attend, please e-mail info@dpa.org.sg by November 28th 2016.

The Music Gives Back! Dawn, Students and Friends in Concert will be held on:

Date  : Sunday, 4 December 2016
Time  : 4.30 – 6.00 pm
Venue   : Goodman Arts Centre
Guest of Honour: Mr Desmond Choo, Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC

They aim to raise $10,000 from their concert for DPA to further its cause.  If you are interested to donate, please make crossed cheque payable to “Disabled People’s Association” or “DPA” and indicate “Music Gives Back!” on reverse side of the cheque and mail it to 1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-01 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886.

For those of you who are not a DPA member and are interested in enjoying an enchanting afternoon of popular music by extremely talented musicians and a Christmas Choir, please contact marietoh@gmail.com / (65) 9665 0748. You may also contact Stephanie at stsy_26@yahoo.com.sg / (65) 9730 3606.

Thank you.

 

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