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Mactus Reaches Out With Blossom Seeds Centre to Spread Lunar New Year Festive Cheer

Jan 2019

In the spirit of reaching out to our community, MACTUS joined the volunteers from Blossom Seeds Centre to spread Lunar New Year cheer to the residents in Gambas Constitution.

The half day event saw over 60 volunteers, including Mactus staff distributing Lunar New Year goodie bags filled with Nian Gao (年糕) a traditional glutinous rice cake, roasted chestnuts, candies and Blossom Seeds Centre’s information brochure. Visiting over 7 apartment blocks, the volunteers went from door to door to present the goodie bags and wish the residents an auspicious Lunar New Year. Special attention was made at apartments with senior citizens to explain the free activities and services for senior citizens, provided by Blossom Seeds Centre. These include programmes to engage seniors effectively in interactive, recreational and social activities. These programmes aim to support the seniors in their psychological, emotional and social needs and in coping with the demands of daily living.

“We would like to thank Blossom Seeds Centre for giving us this opportunity to reach out and touch lives, serving as an inspiration for us to do more of such community activities in time to come. It was a lovely experience, engaging with the senior citizens at the Centre and reaching out to the families at Canberra. We will definitely want to organise more of such meaningful events for ourselves as part of our community building efforts.” Says Ms Tricia Ng, Vice-President of Mactus Live.

Apart from distributing Lunar New Year goodie bags, volunteers also conducted a short survey with the residents to enquire about additional services and activities for senior citizens as well as identifying senior citizens who require assistance to visit the Centre.

Blossom Seeds Limited (BSL) was set up by members of BW Monastery Singapore in February 2013.  As Singapore progresses, there is a need to address its ageing concerns.  BSL volunteers from various social and educational backgrounds embarked on projects to contribute back to the community, with kindness and compassion, directed at helping the less fortunate and elderly to establish social and resource networks, so that they can enjoy better quality of life in their golden years.

BSL recruits volunteers of common interest, equips them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and also mental resiliency to cope with the demands of caring for these seniors, and to engage seniors effectively in interactive, recreational and social activities. The programmes aim to support the seniors in their psychological, emotional and social needs and in coping with the demands of daily living. For more information and to volunteer, please visit https://www.blossomseeds.sg/.