A total of 31 clients and staff made their way to Apex Harmony Lodge on Sunday, 3 May to give back to the community by spending time with the elderly and engaging them in simple yet fun activities to brighten up their morning.
The event participants kicked off the morning with an introductory talk regarding dementia – the primary ailment that most of the residents at Apex Harmony Lodge are suffering from. Armed with a newfound understanding, the clients helping to wheel in the residents to the hall and started a slew of fun-filled activities and games such as a modified version of Snakes & Ladders, the ever-popular Bingo and a colouring activity after which they could bring their artworks back to their respective wards to be displayed there. One of the clients also played the keyboard and sang to popular English and Chinese tunes which got some of the more mobile residents there up and moving, truly having a great time.
During lunchtime, clients get the opportunity to take part in a special tour of the premises – getting the chance to view firsthand the facilities and services provided at Apex Harmony Lodge. Clients listened intently to the facilitator as she gave insights into the daily lives and routines of the residents there.
SACA clients and staff who participated in the community service felt that their time spent there was to promote the positive values of self-fulfillment, giving back to the community and most importantly, to spread the message of love and care to the elderly patients – and truly, they did.
Joint effort during the colouring activity – check out the snapshots below!
Our client and one of the residents celebrating their Bingo win!
SACA client showcasing his talents and entertaining the crowd with classic favourites to sing (and even dance) along to!
The audience truly enthralled by his performances