302 needy seniors reach out to the less fortunate with quilts

Ms Lachimee (left), a participant of the Weaving Love, Mending Hearts programme, presenting a quilt to Mr Ong Yu Seng on March 1, 2016.
Ms Lachimee (left), a participant of the Weaving Love, Mending Hearts programme, presenting a quilt to Mr Ong Yu Seng on March 1, 2016.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - As part of the Weaving Love, Mending Hearts programme organised by Fei Yue Family Service Centre, 302 seniors that frequent Fei Yue's eldercare centres put together 40 quilts for other needy seniors.

The programme, organised in partnership with South-West Community Development Council, introduced quilting to seniors who mostly reside in rental blocks. Apart from quilting for the needy, the seniors themselves benefited from the activity, as they enjoyed positive effects such as improved psychological well-being and memory ability.

The 40 quilts were a product of five months of effort since October 2015, and were presented to the needy seniors on Tuesday, in conjunction with the launch of Fei Yue's 25th anniversary celebrations.

Speaking at the event, guest of honour and Mayor of South-West District Low Yen Ling thanked the 302 seniors who had participated in the programme and commended Fei Yue for its efforts to seek new ways to equip individuals and families in building stronger communities.

Ms Low said at the event which was held at the Civil Service Club in Bukit Batok that the celebration was the first in a string of events that will be held this year to celebrate Fei Yue's involvement in the community over the past 25 years.

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