Dinner and dance treat for 80 seniors

The seniors enjoying themselves at their special CNY lunch treat at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant.
The seniors enjoying themselves at their special CNY lunch treat at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The seniors enjoying themselves at their special CNY lunch treat at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant.
The seniors enjoying themselves at their special CNY lunch treat at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Eighty low-income seniors tucked into a sumptuous lunch and enjoyed a light dance session on Saturday at a Si Chuan restaurant 60 floors above UOB Plaza.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant hosted beneficiaries from the Lions Befrienders Seniors Activity Centre (Mei Ling) and NTUC Eldercare SilverACE @ Whampoa, as part of its partnership with the Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC).

The seniors were treated to auspicious festive delights such as prosperity yusheng with abalone and baked waxed meat rice. Later, they participated in 'Boogie Gold' - a dance fitness activity which involves upper limb exercises to the beat of pop music.

"It is not often that our low-income seniors get to dine in a classy restaurant and enjoy a good meal overlooking our country's skyline," said Ms Denise Phua, Mayor of Central Singapore District. "It is very meaningful when staff come together to give back to the community."

Twenty associates from the restaurant's management and operations team were also present to host the event.

Restaurant executive director Wee Wei Ling said: "We are excited to be celebrating Chinese New Year with a group of seniors whom we have known for the last four years and have since become part of the Si Chuan Dou Hua family."