Monday, July 11, 2016

9 July 2016: Food Fest

On 9 July, Joy Gathering cooked for our elderly!
We also sang karaoke as usual, and finished preparing the 7th Month auction hampers.
Finally, volunteers from Church of the Holy Spirit joined us for befriending and bingo!

Our elderly really enjoyed the food and performances. They are also looking forward to the 7th Month celebration in August!

Joy Gathering would like to thank: Alise, Angie, Tofu, Peck Hoon, Annie, Carol, Sophia, Sock Hwee, Irene, Carol, Cheng Cheng, Jyy Ying, Evi and the Church of the Holy Spirit volunteers for joining today!

See you at the next event!
"Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love." - Mother Teresa

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

4 June 2016: Dumpling Festival

On 4 June 2016, Joy Gathering prepared dumplings and sang for our elderly.

The elderly really enjoyed the food and performances!

Joy Gathering would like to thank: Peck Hoon, Sock Hwee, Li Yu, Josef, Ji Wei, De Long, Bee Khim, Mary, Irene, Edith, Jason, Karen, Megan, Lucas, Geok Ping, Evi, Xenia, Carol, TJ, Julian, Karen, Boon Kim, Yi Long, Lee Hoon, Karen's mom and Irene's mother-in-law for coming to help; Li Yu's mom and Carol's mom for preparing the dumpling ingredients in advance; finally, thanks to Carol (Julian's mom) for sponsoring!

Join us for the next event!
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the meaning of life is to give it away.” - David Viscott

Sunday, May 15, 2016

14 May 2016: Food Fest

On 14 May 2016, Joy Gathering cooked and sang for our elderly. Volunteers from Volunteer Guitar Connection/The Achievers also came to celebrate Mother's Day!

Joy Gathering would like to thank:
Sock Hwee, Edith, Irene, Peck Hoon, Carol, Lee Hoon, Lunar, Jeenie, Josef, Helen, Julian and Carol (Julian's mom) for coming to help!

Join us for the next event!
"The simplest things in life can bring the most happiness."

Monday, April 11, 2016

9 April 2016: Korean Food Fest

On 9 April 2016, Joy Gathering cooked Korean dishes for our elderly. We also sang for them, and a few of them even joined in the singing! Finally, we distributed a goody bag to each of our elderly!

The event ran smoothly and the elderly enjoyed themselves!

Joy Gathering would like to thank:

Jyy Ying and Irene for coordinating,
Lee Hoon, Karen, Ji Wei, Chew Yong, Carol and Sally for cooking,
Jason, Megan, Lucas, Edith, Ting An, Chris, Karen, Kanaka and Elaine for singing!

Join us for the next event!
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” - Alan D. Wolfelt

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

19 March 2016: Giant Tampines Outing

On 19 March 2016, Joy Gathering brought our SILRA Home elderly to Giant Tampines for grocery shopping. We then brought them to Changi Village for lunch.

Joy Gathering would like to thank:

Sock Hwee, Jacee and Stan for organising,
Julian and Lee Hoon for logistics,
Saw Hoon for transport,
Liyu and Carol for finance,
CK, TJ, Delong, Kim Leng, Teck Ee, Jack, Terrence, Ray, Josef, Peck Hoon, Bien, Shane, Alise, Esther, Mary, Khey, Stephanie, Aufa, Anita, Alicia, Chew Yong, Cynthia, Evi, Edith, Julian's mom, Stan's brother and Stan's sister in law for shopping with the elderly!
Join us for the next event!
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa

Monday, January 06, 2014

26 Oct 2013 Silver Lining Carnival

Today all volunteers from Silra Home were very excited to be at Silra, because there was a very big event at the Expo - the long waited Silver Lining Carnival.
We brought our elderly to the carnival to play games and to meet elderly from other homes.

Uncle Ah Hin performed harmonica and we have also won the first and third prize in the photography competition.

Our Big family of Joygatherers together with the volunteers from Standard Chartered Bank.

19 Oct 2013 Mini BBQ in Silra Home

Joygatherers were having a mini BBQ with the our elderly. We prepared hot dog, otah, satay, honey pineapple and toasted bread and etc. .
We mixed the chicken floss with sweetener and apply it to the toasted bread, you should try it as it is very tasty !!! ^_^
Cutting the pineapple is the toughest and time consuming. We have to pick out the eyes of the pineapple. But it is worth the effort because BBQ pineapple tasted delicious.

2 volunteers brought their very own bread toaster for the kaya butter toasting.  Our RJC students also helped out with the toasting of the bread and BBQ. Our elderly love our food.

After dinner, we pushed our elderly out for a stroll around the compound.

Come join us when you are free.

Monday, September 17, 2012

ESN Carnival 1 Sep 2012

-ESN carnival was held at Republic Polytechnic.
-Happy and excited elderly, they are patiently waiting to get their funs at many game stall and delicious food stall set up by the various elderly homes.

-There are memories game, wheel of fortunes, ring the bottles, rubber gun shooting and many others.

- Delicious food such as beancurd, chee chong fun, chin chou, bao, laksa, miilo, sweet potato balls and many others.

- There are also stall selling medical oil, T-Shirt together with toilet roll, powder, nose relieve inhaler, plaster and others.
-Befriending the elderly can reward you with many life experience that you can learn from them. Why not join us in the elderly sector to take care of all the elderly :D

-A Big family with big loving heart in everyone of us ^_~ .

Sunday, September 16, 2012

7th Month Geitai 2012

-Packing auction prize, there are foods, shower bath, medical ointments and containers.

-There are wheelchair handling for our Jennifer and Kitty :D.


-Elderly is choosing their auction prize, seeing anything interesting aunty and uncles.

-All uncle and aunty is very excited in the prize which they will bid for it later when the getai starts :D

-Everybody is getting busy over the preparation of Silra Home 7th month GeiTai :D

- Singers and dancers are rehearsing their moves, which are going to charm our audience with their performance.

-Smell something nice !!!

-Good ! You have a keen nose, that's right it's our buffet. Specially sponsor by our very own silra volunteer Jacee :D. Thank you Jacee :)

-We must not forget our Beer lady Zhou Dan, lovely lady who make her very own beer ribbon. Very creative of her :D.

-Serving right to your door steps. Yes, it is our thoughtful  services that won us all the elderly's heart ^^.
-CK is asking....will you like to have some more?(to the viewers !)

-Oh gosh, the NUS students are having fun and helping around. Good job guys :).

- Oh look, it's me and one of the NUS student acting as MC. I hope that everybody is having lots of fun....who am i kidding...of course everybody is having fun if not rubbish will be throwing at our direction =P.

- Mr Chua and CK is shouting at the top of their voice to have our 7th month present auction out to our elderly :D.

-Teck Ee and Mr Chua is having a good rest after all the hard work they have been through.

-Twin yellow is our cute little children (Jenny's children) performing together with their parents :). A very good performance indeed :).

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Air Port Terminal 3 on 26 May 2012

- Yap ! Here we have our elderly in the Changi Aviation Gallery to watch the air planes take off and land. Our elderly is very happy to be there at our very own Singapore Airport Terminal 3 :D

-A very kind photographer, volunteer himself to take our photos. Taking good photos are not easy, and it requires a lot of hard work. So thank you for your help :D

-We start off the briefing for volunteers, before we pair up the volunteers with silra elderly. Thank you all for waking up early and contributed your precious time to bring the elderly out for a walk :).

-Our elderly have slight difficulties in boarding the bus on their own, but fear not we are there to help them out. Step by step we support and assist them to board the bus.

-Lots of chit chatting on the journey towards Terminal 3.
-Some elderly walk together with volunteers side by side, others on wheel chairs. All elderly and volunteers are excited and happy to be there. This is the first time our elderly have came to the Singapore airport so they are wandering around with great delight.

-Our dear volunteer Stan have brought food, as and when, to share with elderly and volunteers at no charge. So generous of him :). This come at the right time for our volunteers, specially for those who have not taken their breakfast, way to go Stan ! :D

-After viewing at the gallery, we proceed to the basement 2 for shopping and lunch. As the whole area is airconditioned, you see that everybody is in high spirit, enjoying the cool air :P. During our shopping tour, the elderly brought themselves some food from the supermarket.

- Later part of the day, we even brought our elderly for the sky train ride and they quite enjoy it :).

-'s time to go home and we all said good bye to Airport Terminal 3:D