Monday, August 20, 2018

Songs and Games at United Medicare Centre’s National Day Celebrations

“I have never attended any National Day Parade before, so I am happy that I have an opportunity to celebrate it here.” said 72-year-old Seng Seng Tiang, a resident of United Medicare Centre Queensway (UMCQW).

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Another resident, 74-year-old Nellie Ng shared, “Even though I stayed overseas for many years in the past, I have always felt that Singapore is my home. I am touched and proud to be a Singaporean and said the pledge with my hand over my heart.”

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Nellie Ng (left) and Seng Seng Tiang led the residents of UMCQW in reciting the pledge during the Home’s National Day celebrations.

The 200-bed Home at Queensway partnered 33 volunteers from Leng Kee Community Centre Youth Executive Centre to bring National Day festivities to its residents. The Home also held a mini sports festival during the event for its residents with games like ping pong, bowling and basketball, specially designed by the Home’s therapists. Other games like five stones, pick-up sticks and top spinning added to the nostalgic feel.

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“This event has created an opportunity for us to thank and remember our residents who had contributed to our nation building. I would like to thank all our Ah Kongs and Ah Mas for their efforts in building this successful nation,” said Huang Jia Han, Director, UMC.

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Snacks like the above were given as prizes for the games.

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The National Day celebrations were celebrated with a cake and song.

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UMC Toa Payoh and Elizabeth Drive had also organised National Day celebrations for their residents separately.

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