It was a blast from the past for a group of 30 underprivileged elderly from NTUC SilverAce (Lengkok Bahru) when our volunteers brought them on a memorable outing to the National Museum.
Some 20 volunteers woke up bright and early on 7 May 2016 to spend the day with the elderly who were divided into six groups, with each group being accompanied by at least two volunteers. To kick-start the event, everyone gathered for a group photo at the entrance of the museum.
The group was all smiles as they gathered for a photo.
As the beneficiaries explored the exhibitions and galleries at the museum, they were delighted to recognise familiar sights from Singapore’s early years of independence. Some whipped out their mobile phones eagerly to snap photos of the exhibits.
A lady in her 60s said, “I enjoyed myself. I have not been to the museum for a long time. Happy to see things from my kampong days. Thank you for taking us to the museum.”
Enjoying the exhibits during the outing.
Our volunteers also took pictures for the elderly and presented the photos as gifts. After exploring the museum, the volunteers and beneficiaries headed to a mall for lunch. Even while serving food to the beneficiaries, the volunteers were joyful, bringing smiles to them.
Lunch is served!
Conversations and easy banter between our volunteers and the elderly continued to flow even on the bus journey back to Lengkok Bahru.
The elderly participants were not the only ones who were blessed. Dennis Ng, 41, one of our volunteers said, “It was a day well-spent, giving all of us a chance to get to know the elderly and to show love and care. All praise to Jesus who enables us to do all things.”