The Christmas season is around the corner and we were feeling the festive spirit here at DPA too as 18 volunteers from Great Eastern Life took time out to enjoy the holidays with our members!
Together with their children, the Great Eastern volunteers arrived bright and early on 17 November to decorate the event room with balloons and streamers, in hope of welcoming and bringing good cheer to our members.
Once all members arrived, the celebrations kick-started with a quick round of ice-breakers where both members and volunteers had to guess various disability symbols. Following which, members and volunteers tried their hand at Christmas craft activities, making Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments and Paper Snowflake Cutouts. Assistance was rendered to one another, whether it was in the aspect of creative juices or nimble fingers. And what is a Christmas celebration without a Christmas jingle? Keng Ying, our Deaf friend, taught everyone song-signing to “Jingle Bells”. Joyous chatter and laughter filled the air throughout the morning!
For lunch, our members were treated to a sumptuous buffet spread, very kindly sponsored by the team from Great Eastern Life. As food was being served and people started to gather in small groups to eat, warm and meaningful conversations were exchanged. Everyone left with a belly full of amazing food, a bag filled with handmade Christmas crafts, and a heart full of love and appreciation.
A big thank you to the Great Eastern Life team once again! Your presence brought much joy to our members this Christmas, and we look forward to more opportunities next time.
DPA wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, & a Happy New Year!