The Mid Autumn Festival has long been associated with reunion of loved ones, with eating mooncakes being a hallmark tradition of the festival. During this time of caring and sharing, we took the opportunity to spread the love to some who might not be able to reunite with their family or loved ones.
On the morning of 19th September, we brought boxes of savoury moon-cakes and made our way down to Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home located at Thomson Lane. Upon arrival, we handed our gifts that were to serve as tea-break snack for the Home, to the person-in-charge Mr Then. Despite his busy schedule, he took time off and brought us on a quick tour around the premises.
The Home housed many elderly people, many of whom were abandoned by their families or simply could not afford the fees of a commercialised nursing home. We walked past their different blocks, each occupied by residents with different medical needs. Strolling through the Home, Mr Then introduced several long-time occupants who gladly welcomed us with beaming smiles that touched our hearts.
As we prepared to take our leave, a group of volunteers from a large banking group entered the compound, ready for a day of work to do their part for the less fortunate. We exchanged warm glances, knowing we were all here for the same reason, to bring a smile onto another living soul.