Volunteers of Moral Home
MORAL ANGELS’ VOLUNTEERING GROUP
TEAM BUILDING EVENT 2017
The Team Building Event is the third event of 2017. It was held on 4th March at Aloha Changi
Seafront Chalet A which is a double storey chalet nestled in the serene and laid back surroundings of
Changi Village. The objective was for moral angels to consolidate our activities of 2016 and chart our direction forward. This event was also the gathering of minds and sharing among like-minded people.
We have about 20 volunteers turning out for this event.
Organisers – Stuart and Sam
Food and Beverage – Doris, Christina & Susan
Team Building Games – Ray Ray
The night before, Stuart & family checked into the chalet with Susan, Christina and Willit. The next morning, we ventured to Changi Village for breakfast and to buy the necessities needed for the event.
Due to the heavy downpour, the event was delayed slightly so that everyone could attend the event. Uncle Meng Huat was the first to arrive. At around 2pm, Sam kicked off the event with a recap of the 2016 activities. In his recap, Sam brought us down the memory lanes of 2016. The recap was peppered with lots of photographs and we were all amazed by we had achieved in just one year. Sam paid accolades to Moral Angels for their contributions too.
Stuart introduced the new Moral Angel Committee as well as the forecast of the 2017 activities. Almost all of us were assigned (arrowed) an activity to be organisers. Stuart ran through the scope of the committee members and the organisers. The initiatives for organiser were:
After that we took a short tea break. The tea break was food & fruits galore! All the moral angels quickly dived into the food. Thanks to Huiquan and Yiqi who bought us some nice roasted meat for us. Thanks to Uncle Song for buying so many varieties of fruits – so that we could have a “fruitful” discussion. Thanks to our Kitchen Chief Susan and Kitchen Aids Christina and Doris for preparing the sumptuous makan.
After the tea break, Gary sprang into action with a useful lesson on AED. At first, we were all unsure of how and when to use AED. With Gary’s fun and engaging lesson, we tried our hands at using the AED while giving CPR and our confidence was greatly boosted.
Next up was Yiqi who gave us an insight on the nuances of using Facebook as a personal/group profile and as a page. We were enlightened on the differences and the pitfalls for not abiding to Facebook’s regulations.
Sam stepped up to share his experience in volunteering and Meng Huat also gave a short thank you speech for receiving a Volunteer Award lately. Following that, Stuart talked about how we could live a healthy life through eating smart, eating right and cultivating good eating habits. Hopefully we can all become healthier so that we can take care of our loved ones and the elderlies.
After the sharing session, Stuart took the opportunity to present some gifts of appreciation to Raymond, Sam and Susan for their hard work. (Unfortunately Poh Yan, Rico, James and Vivien could not join us during the event. No worries we will pass the gifts to you soon!)
Raymond then picked up the baton to become the Games Master. We played two games. The first game was a special “Horse Race” which pitted the gentlemen against the ladies. The game gradually became a shouting match as both sexes were determined not to lose the game (and lose face).
We proceed to the second game which was named “Mai Tai”. Each team had to mix a cocktail for the other team to taste. For this game, the ladies won as they correctly guessed 4 out of the 6 drinks that were in the cocktail. You go girls!!!!! Thank you Raymond for the wonderful games. It’s a pity we could not go through the whole repertoire of games.
Right after the games, we tugged into dinner and the kids wasted no time in hitting the playground. It turns out that the playground comes with water play. Needless to say, the kids simply had loads of fun while we adults had fun just watching them go.
We had a discussion on the new Moral Angel logo designs and new volunteer vest/shirt. It was decided that we will look for suppliers that can printed vests. The vest design will be shared with everyone once it is firmed up.
Special thanks to
Sam for bringing the barang barang to and from Moral Home.
Susan for preparing the tea break and buying stuff.
Christina for helping Susan.
Doris for helping Christina who was helping Susan.
Jinxiong for helping to pick up Susan, Christina and Doris in the rain and buying ice.
Raymond for planning the games and playing game master.
Yiqi and Sam for sharing valuable information with us.
Gary for the useful lesson and the extra effort in bringing CPR dummy.
Adeline and Willit for popping by for a short while.
Everyone for attending this event and sharing your view points. We really appreciate you taking time out of a precious weekend to meet up. See you at Moral Home soon.
Written by Stuart
8rd March 2017
The Chinese New Year Celebration is the second event of 2017. It was held in Moral Home for Aged Sick on 4th Feb 2017 from 1.30pm to 6pm. The objective is to let the elderly experience the joy of the festive mood during Chinese New Year. This event is one of the most popular events in our calendar as it is filled with performances, lion dance, games, lo hei and delicious food.
We have about 35 volunteers helping out. There are close to 100 elderlies who took part in the celebrations.
Organisers – Patrick & Jojo
Food and Beverage – (Rico, Christina & Susan)
Games – Stuart and Sam
Entertainment – Yiqi & Hui Quan
Emcees – Jinxiong & Susan
Photography – Official Cameramen (Poh Yan & Damien)
By 1pm, the volunteers’ room was already bursting with joy and laughter. Doris, Joyce, Christina were the first to reach and set about preparing for the event. Soon after, the organisers arrived with cartons of mandarin oranges and packet drinks.
Thanks to many helping hands, the packing of oranges to gift bags were done in a jiffy.
Rico (our Assistant Volunteer Leader) requested for helpers in the kitchen to prepare snacks for the elderly. We wish to say a big thank you to the many helpers who work tirelessly behind the scenes in preparing the snacks.
At 2.30pm, the elderlies were wheeled down into the dining area after they had a bit of siesta. Volunteers served the elderlies with the yummy Chinese New Year Goodies and they flushed them down with chinese tea.
At close to 3pm, we started the event with singing of the Chinese New Year songs. The God Of Fortune strutted into the hall to the tune of 财神到.
Thanks to the help of Uncle Yeo, Uncle James, Aunty Jane, Joyce and nurses for making sure every elderly received an ang bao and a bag of mandarin oranges.
We were pleased to have a group of youths from Nan Chiau Secondary School to perform a number of dances for the elderlies. They obliged the elderlies by singing songs as well. It’s so good to be young!
While the youths were performing in the dining hall, the God Of Fortune and his entourage ventured to the upper floors to hand out AngBaos to the bed-ridden elderlies. The elderlies’ hearts were warmed when they heard Chinese New Year songs. Some of the elderlies could not see nor speak, but they still responded by moving their limbs to the beat of the songs.
After the youths’ performance, Lion Dance arrived and boy did they steal the show! The rousing drumbeats and the clashing cymbals set our hearts fluttering while the Lion Dance razzle-dazzle and captured the attention of young and old alike in the dining hall.
After the lion dance, it was time for the elderlies to play some sure-win games.
Soon after, it was dinner-time!
This year, it was made special and possible for elderlies to do their Lo Hei at the dining table themselves! Thanks to the hardworking ladies for preparing the ingredients and putting them into separate plates way in advance!
After Lohei, a special dinner was served to the elderlies as part of the CNY celebrations! The elderlies were treated to Hor Fun and Kong Bak Bao!
The event ended with a short debrief
We wish to welcome 2 walk-in volunteers (Michael & Jasmine) who saw our CNY posters. We also want to welcome Cindy who is Susan’s cousin. We had a mini birthday celebrations for the February babies- Rico, Sam, Poh Yan.
Special thanks to everyone for making this event possible.
Thanks to Patrick for sponsoring the mandarin oranges and the packet drinks and to be a sweat-overflowing 财神爷 !
Thanks to Huiquan’s Aunt and Stuart for the Ang Baos to the elderlies.
Thanks to Mona for the God of Fortune Costume.
Thanks to Christina for preparing the red bags.
Thanks to Uncle Song for the gift vouchers for the student-performers.
Thanks to Christina, HuiKiat and Stuart for going out to bring the dinner back for the elderlies.
Thanks to Rico for making the Lo Hei at every table possible!
Thanks to everyone (if your names are not mentioned here, it does not mean you are not important, it just means the list is just too long and I only have this amount of space to write!) But you are definitely appreciated for being there physically, mentally and spiritually!
Wishing everybody a Happy Chinese New Year. Good Health and Wealth!
Written by Jojo and edited by Stuart.
MORAL ANGELS’ VOLUNTEERING GROUP
CNY BAZAAR AT MORAL HOME
The Chinese New Year Bazaar is the first event of 2017. It was held in Moral Home for Aged Sick on 14th Jan 2017 from 2pm to 6pm. The objective is to let the elderly experience the joy of shopping during Chinese New Year. In the past years, we always brought 20 elderlies out on CNY shopping so this year we decided that we wanted to bring the CNY bazaar to Moral Home instead.
We are fortunate to have 37 volunteers helping out today. The number of elderlies who took part in the shopping is around 30.
Organisers – Stuart & Jinxiong
Stall Holders – Clothing (Sam, Rico, Stella & Susan)
Sundry (Doris & Joyce)
Food (Yiqi, Huiquan and Shuhua)
Integrated Resort (Ray Ray & Friends)
Photography – Official Camerman (Poh Yan)
I need to specially mention that Huiquan, Yiqi and Huikiat were the first to arrive at 11am to prepare and set up their stall. Good job guys!!!
At 1pm, most of the stall holders arrived and set up their
No matter how busy they are, volunteers always have time to
At around 2pm, Jinxiong gave a briefing to all the volunteers.
We were given a refresher on how to push the wheelchair by Sam.
At 2.30pm, the elderlies were wheeled down into the canteen. Volunteers served the elderlies with some light refreshment such as siew mai and lotus paste bun.
At close to 3pm, we started the event with a bang! Volunteers were handed $20 voucher and a plastic carrier. They then paired themselves to the elderlies and set off exploring the stalls with enthusiasm.
Sam and his elderly checking out shirts.
The elderly checking men’s fashion.
Business was brisk at all stalls!
Business here was so good they had to turn away customers.
The bazaar continued until 3plus and we sang some CNY songs to give the bazaar some festive mood. At 4pm, we set off to the nearby Bedok Hawker Centre with 16 elderlies.
At the hawker centre, we went about buying the food and drinks for the elderlies while others interacted with the elderlies.
When the elderlies have filled their tummies, it was time to bring them back to Moral Home.
Special thanks to everyone for making this event cum mini outing possible.
Thanks to Huiquan and Yiqi for bringing your dog and bringing the foodstuff.
Thanks to Sam and rico for the wonderful garments.
Thanks to Jinxiong & Shuhua for buying the miscellaneous items.
Thanks to Ray and Yiqi for bringing volunteers.
Thanks to Giselle for helping to do up the posters.
Moral Angels Rocks!
Wishing everybody a Happy Chinese New Year
(P.S: Our CNY celebration is on 4th Feb, do join us!!!)
Date/Time: 4 Aug 2012 (Saturday), 1330H
Venue: Moral Home, Level 1 (Dining Hall+Activity Corner)
Organisers: Josephine Ho, Willit Lim + Activity-Based Team (Jun-Aug)
No, we are not going to have a parade with elderly and volunteers contingents marching in, but what we gonna have are your loud voices, your energy, your hands, your legs, your creativity and your COLOURS at the FUNFAIR!!! There will be a total of 8 games booths and many attractive prizes to be won for the elderly. (well…they not gonna win anything UNLESS you come down to help them to win it… with whatever methods that you have…)
The theme for this event is ‘COLOURFUL!’, which simply means that YOU will have to dress urself up as colourful as possible!!! (Min. req’ment is to have at least 5 DIFFERENT COLOURS on your tops and bottoms, excluding those inner pieces…) Of course, we will decorate the place with colourful balloons and balloon sculptures as well.
We are extending this invitation to all other family members, relatives, children, friends, colleagues, ESN members, staff nurses and many more… Do help to spread these words to them like how you would usually spread your love to the elderly!
SEE YOU SOON!