Kids show Yuhua seniors how to stay healthy

Dressed in shimmery costumes, about 30 kindergarten children yesterday got more than 200 needy senior citizens from Yuhua constituency on their feet and exercising.
Dressed in shimmery costumes, about 30 kindergarten children yesterday got more than 200 needy senior citizens from Yuhua constituency on their feet and exercising.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Among the recipients was Mr Loo Lian Pung, 52, who received a hongbao containing $20 and a $20 NTUC voucher from Ms Fu.
Among the recipients was Mr Loo Lian Pung, 52, who received a hongbao containing $20 and a $20 NTUC voucher from Ms Fu.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Dressed in shimmery costumes, about 30 kindergarten children yesterday got more than 200 needy senior citizens from Yuhua constituency on their feet and exercising. Their goal? To encourage the seniors to exercise to boost their brain health and mental wellness. The children were taking part in the annual Pay It Forward Day event organised by and held at the Jurong Seventh-day Adventist Church - the kids are from the church's kindergarten.

The church has organised the event annually since 2010. This year's theme was mental health, and the children also gave the elderly residents tips on healthy eating.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, who is also MP for Yuhua SMC, was present to give out food hampers to residents. Among the recipients was Mr Loo Lian Pung, 52, who received a hongbao containing $20 and a $20 NTUC voucher from Ms Fu.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2016, with the headline 'Kids show Yuhua seniors how to stay healthy'. Print Edition | Subscribe