SACA’s Case Management (CM) team organised the first community service event for the year at Sree Narayana Mission Home for the Aged Sick on 19 April. A total of 29 clients and staff volunteered their time and energy to the event meant for the elderly patients there.
The Sunday morning kicked off with the clients helping to wheel in the residents to the hall and followed by a ball of fun-filled activities and games such as modified version of Snakes & Ladders, “Flying Balloons” and “Hentam Bola” (hitting cans/bowling pins with a ball). Not only did the residents have fun, clients and staff too enjoyed themselves playing the various games and especially interacting with the residents. After sweating it out and having a good laugh through the games, residents were treated to some art and craft activities after which they could bring their artworks back to their respective wards to be displayed there.
During lunchtime, clients get the opportunity to assist with feeding, as most of the residents are unable to feed themselves and require additional assistance. This task may sounds simple and easy but it actually requires a lot of patience, courage and fortitude. Clients were more than willing to render help to ensure the patients were eating well. The community service event was a success judging from the positive feedbacks received. The level of engagement and enthusiasm that the clients showed was quite impressive. Indeed, a well-spent Sunday – meaningful & heartwarming.
The day started off bright and early for SACA staff with games set-up!
The residents at the home truly gave their 100% during the games session!
The colouring activity sure was fun and relaxing for both clients and residents.
Our clients were actively engaging the residents in conversation during feeding.