Understanding Poverty and its
Long Shadow over Generations

Tap for menu

MWS News

MWS News

Cheers to a Decade: MWS Charis ACE AAC Celebrates Milestone of Serving Seniors

MWS CEO Calvin Ngo (4th from right), MWS Board of Governance Chairperson Eugene Toh (5th from right) and Charis ACE CGC Chairman Professor Emeritus Lionel Lee (6th from right) celebrated MWS Charis ACE AAC’s 10th anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony during a dinner event on 27 April 2024

Flower garlands, ukulele tunes and Hula dancing filled YWCA Fort Canning on 27 April 2024 as over 200 gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of MWS Charis ACE Active Ageing Centre (AAC) – Geylang East with a Hawaii-themed dinner celebration. 

Among the attendees were members, volunteers and staff of the Centre, along with guests from Charis Methodist Church (CMC), the AAC’s partner church. VIPs included Rev Lui Yuan Tze, Pastor-in-Charge of CMC; Professor Emeritus Lionel Lee, Charis ACE CGC Chairman; MWS Board of Governance Chairperson Eugene Toh; and MWS CEO Calvin Ngo. 

The shindig signalled the return of the annual event post-pandemic, and commemorated a decade of MWS Charis ACE AAC serving seniors in the community. 

Guests enjoyed a variety of performances, including ukulele music, a magic show, and Eugene’s ukulele rendition of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. Overall, it was a night packed with warmth, laughter and camaraderie, as the aloha spirit shone through.

Lionel remarked, “[10 years ago,] MWS and Charis Methodist Church shared a vision for eldercare community service in Geylang East, encapsulated by the theme “Empowering Elders” – enabling them to help both themselves and the community.

 “The hands-on approach of the CGC has been instrumental to the 10-year success of the MWS Charis ACE Active Ageing Centre, as is the symbiotic and cordial relationship between Charis Methodist Church and MWS.” 

Eugene added: “The 10th anniversary of MWS Charis ACE Active Ageing Centre is testament to God’s faithfulness; the commitment of Charis Methodist Church’s pastors and senior leaders along with the passion of its volunteers; as well as the hard work and dedication of MWS staff, past and present.” 

“MWS remains committed to working with the Methodist community to demonstrate Christ’s love through social action. Our partnership with Charis Methodist Church is a glowing example of a successful collaboration.”

Give to support and empower over 11,000 beneficiaries today!

Read by Impact Area

Care for the Chronically Ill, Frail and Destitute

Empower Families in Distress

Engage the Socially Isolated

Assisting Disadvantaged Children

Rehabilitate At-Risk Youth

Latest videos

Play Video
Play Video
Play Video

Sign up to our mailing list to get updated on the latest

OTP Verification

Please check your email for the OTP code.

Forgot Password Form

Please check your email for the OTP token. Thank you.