On the evening of 19 December 2008, Christmas carols could be heard wafting through St Luke’s ElderCare Centre in Bukit Timah.
A sizable crowd of 80 people attended the first ever Christmas celebration held by City Harvest Community Services Association (CHCSA) at the 5-month old daycare centre for the elderly which was opened on 26 July 2008.
After a satisfying buffet dinner, everyone settled down to a short performance by members of the Eldercare Centre. They were then serenaded to by the volunteers with a medley of Christmas carols.
The audience was also treated to a narration of the Christmas Story by Jonathan Goh and Maria Tok in English and Mandarin. The program ended on a touching note when every member of the audience held a lit candle and sang along to Christmas carols.
Organizer Lee May Chuen, commented, “This is the first time we are having this Christmas celebration and it’s clear to see that everyone, elderly and volunteer alike enjoyed themselves immensely.”
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Judging from the wide smiles and loud applause, it was clearly apparent that the volunteers had spread the Christmas cheer to the elderly.