The Salem Day Rehabilitation Centre was first established in 1997 to provide Day Care and community-based Rehabilitative care for the elderly in Singapore, and will be celebrating its 9th Anniversary in November 2006. 
  The Daycare Centre is managed by Salem Welfare Services- the Community and Welfare arm of Salem Chapel. The Centre is a collaborative project with the Ministry of Health, and first became operational in July 1997 before being officially opened by Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee on 20 September 1997 at the centre's location in Yishun.
Salem Chapel Chairman Timothy Ng (right) and Assoc Prof. Ho Peng Kee (left) at the official opening of the Centre in 1997
     
Since day one, the centre has been managed by a team of professional and dedicated staff with the help of a team of caring and committed volunteers who bring along their skills and talents to serve the elderly. The two teams who work tirelessly with a shared commitment to the cause of the elderly folk, have served several batches of elderly users well over the years.  

SWS Celebrating its 5th Anniversary in 2002

  The opening of the centre thereby also marked the beginning of the centre's existence as a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO). The centre is today listed as a registered charitable organisation service centre for the Elderly by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Council of Social Services (NCSS), with approval as an Institution of Public Character.   

Another successful year gone by: Bouquets for the Caregivers