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THE ELDERLY

55 years and above

THE MIDDLE

19 – 55 years old

THE YOUNG

18 years and below


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THE ELDERLY

55 years and above

THE MIDDLE

19 – 55 years old

THE YOUNG

18 years and below


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To be alone is sometimes better than to have a family who makes you feel this way. Chan Oi Wah, aged 93. Her husband and siblings have gone a step ahead are no longer around in this world. She spends her days alone, each day searching for different things to remind herself to be strong, to be joyful, to be thankful for everyday that she wakes up to. Deserving nothing less than absolute respect, this women has braved storms few will ever comprehend, yet she continues to muster a silent serene smile on her face. A part of this unjust solidarity has in turn granted her much wisdom, enlightenment and peace.


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“ Society kno well how to methods mo Andre Gide

French writer, won nobel peace prize in 1935


ows perfectly o kill a man and has ore subtle than death�


Memories are things we hold on to. Especially those we cherish and hold close to our hearts. Sometimes, these are the only things that propel us to move forward and continue surviving. Because they are the only things that can give us a glimpse of the past. A slight recollection of the life that has breezed by over the years. The strength to remember, believe and carry on. Perhaps too, the faint hope that one day someone will visit again, even if it is just for a few fleeting minutes. Even if all this is nothing but blind hope.


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“One of the greatest diseases is to be


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nobody to anybody.” Mother Teresa


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Rust.

Comes with time when nobody is there to take care of it.


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Companionship.

Regardless of our age, we are but social beings at heart. We need a community to interact with, to contribute to, to share our life with.


So why Heartstrings? Because we strive to bring love, care and the one thing that keeps their fire alive ... ...


Hope.


It’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.


In order to help them, we have to give them

HOPE

But to do this, we need to first change society’s

attitude

towards them. We need to instil ... ...


Compassion.


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The joy that we carry from young. The childish playfulness that we suppress but never grow out of. The dawning of a second childhood. Not as simplistic as those of a child, but one that sparks from the maturity of age and experience. Despite the hardships a smile will always be the greatest weapon to reduce the hardships of another. Laughter can sometimes work in funny ways.


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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain


To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. Oliver Wendell Holmes


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“A nation is only an individual multiplied” Mark Twain


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And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln


Dem or wom

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“The big divide in this country is not between mocrats and Republicans, men and men, but between talkers & doers.”

Thomas Sowell

American Writer and Economist


With so, will you play your part?


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To spark the change.

THE ELDERLY

55 years and above

THE MIDDLE

19 – 55 years old

THE YOUNG

18 years and below


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“I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.� Dalai Lama (Head of the Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, 1935)


Whe the b


ere we unite to mend broken hearts.

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Heartstrings Society  

The main aim of the book is to enable one to question one’s own attitude towards our elderly, in the midst of their increasingly dire circum...

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