I have been an active member volunteer at MWS Senior Activity Centre (SAC) – Teck Ghee Vista for the last five years.
Life at the Centre is never dull! My daily visits keep me active. From exercising and dancing to craftwork, not only do I get to try many interesting activities and make new friends, I am also empowered to give back by sharing my skills in craftwork with other seniors at the Centre.
As a member volunteer, I feel very accomplished when I make others happy, especially when other seniors learn craft skills from me. Watching them glow with pride when they complete a craft fills my heart with joy.
I am happiest and most satisfied when I volunteer. My favourite memories are those with good friends I have made at the Centre, such as coordinating with Siew Fua to teach the other seniors crafts together, and with Teacher Amy who thinks of me whenever she sees materials that can be used for craftwork.
Although I am unable to continue my regular visits now, I miss everyone at the Centre dearly. They are my second family and my home away from home. My life has been enriched due to volunteerism and I have no regrets in this life.
I hope that more seniors will be able to experience the kinship I have at Teck Ghee SAC, and that everyone will continue to be active and live meaningfully.
*This story was published as part of the MWS 40th series in 2021, when MWS celebrated its 40th Anniversary.
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