The Abdullah Shooker Jewish Welfare Home
THE ABDULLAH SHOOKER JEWISH WELFARE HOME
Home For The Aged
The "Abdullah Shooker Jewish Welfare Home", residence for the seniors, at Wilkie Road, currently houses members of the Singapore Jewish community, in considerable comfort, who enjoy privacy, dignity, security and as much independence as possible.
The name Abdullah Shooker Home is derived from a prominent member of the local Jewish community who lived here in the 1920s. He was a successful merchant of Iraqi origin and a generous man. He married, but had no children and when he and his wife died, their considerable fortune was left in Trusts for charitable work in Singapore and the Palestine of his days.
After years in a dilapidated state, the Abdullah Shooker Jewish Welfare Home was refurbished and renovated in 1989.
A medical doctor visits the Home weekly. A dedicated supervisor, assisted by two housekeepers-cum-nurses has been hired to provide housekeeping and laundry services, as well as to assist the folk who are too frail.
All meals are provided for the occupants. Some of the local Jewish families have warmheartedly arranged to cook and deliver food on weekdays.
The needs of the residents are met by the kindness and generosity of The Jewish Community which includes medical treatment, hospitalization, regular medical check-ups and even dialysis equipment.
For further information please contact The Jewish Welfare Board.