8 more Saturdays to go……

Hi volunteers
It may seem like I have not sent any updates of volunteer activities for a while. I do apologise if you have been waiting to hear from us J
A teenaged volunteer, Boon Hao has initiated a closed group in Facebook under Bright Hill Evergreen volunteers and this aging auntie is trying my best to network with volunteers and to post weekly activities of the group. It may be that I have not added you as members to the group which I apologize. I will appreciate a reminder to do so if you wish to receive further updates of the volunteer activities.
Here’s an update of activities for the remaining 8 Saturdays in the Year 2011. There are 3 dates which hi tea snacks are not required or reduced. These are highlighted under ‘remarks’:
Planned Activity
22 Oct
Stamp cutting
In charge: Ling
29 Oct
Movie & bazaar preparation
In charge: Joanne/Jane/Catherine
5 Nov
No activity as the afternoon is reserved for a company event.
Rest day for our volunteers including hi tea group.
12 Nov
Bazaar in partnership with NTUC Bukit Panjang
Hi tea snacks NOT required. Group 6 (Cui Xian, Cherie, Jesslyn & Siow Har) please note
19 Nov
a) Kopi Trip for 15 elderly to be led by our 5 volunteers and 15 new sponsors/care givers
b) Bingo for remaining elderly subject to availability of volunteers
In charge: Joanne, Rachel, Joey, Yeng Ping, Shu Ning & Boon Hao
Hi tea snacks may be reduced for 15 pax. Group 7 (Chung Tat, Siok Hoon & Ghim Boon) please note
26 Nov
Either karaoke or casino subject to confirmation from volunteer in charge
Karaoke IC – Hwee Seng/Belynda, Casino IC – Shu Ning/Yeng Ping…please confirm soon. Thanks!
3 Dec
a) Kopi Trip for 15 elderly to be run by our own volunteers.
b) Stamp cutting for remaining elderly subject to availability of volunteers
20 volunteers are required. I will like to encourage volunteers to register their interest as soon as possible. Thanks!
Hi tea snacks may be reduced for 15 pax. Group 1 (Jacqueline, Felix, Catherine) pls note
10 Dec
Movie & Christmas preparation
In charge: Jane, Alvin, Darren, Desiree & students
17 Dec
Christmas celebration
In charge: Jane, Alvin, Darren, Desiree & students
24 Dec
Closed for volunteer activity
Rest day for volunteers except hi tea group. Sorry!
31 Dec
Closed for volunteer activity
Rest day for volunteers except hi tea group. Sorry!
With best wishes,
On behalf of EVG
光明山修身院, 处处有温情…..


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National Day Celebration 2011 – 6th Aug 2011

Sorry, it’s me (Jia En). The ang mo limited volunteer!! Sorry for the late posting, helping Alvin to do a draft so he can edit later on. As Alvin is busy preparing for his exams and studies.

I would like to extend my appreciation to all volunteers who make this event possible, thank you all.

We would like to thank the organisers to make this event a fruitful one for all volunteers.

A song for all evergreen volunteers:

Together we make a difference on every saturday of all elderly in brighthill elderly home.


All volunteers who are there on that very day, to you, it might be just a normal event. But to the elderly, they are waiting for us all to make their Saturday shine brighter and happier than any other days.  National Day celebration is not only celebrating the birthday of the country, is to make the elderly feel that during this special day for the nation, volunteers never forget you all. Lets celebrate this day with all elderly.

Preparation for NDC
Blowing the balloons

While waiting for all elderly to come down to the dining area. Volunteers already started to decorate the place near the dining area and in the dining area.

The “Red Lion”

Something done by Yan Ping, Joey & Cui-Xian.  I don’t know who do it! (^_^) Somehow, I only caught Yan Ping doing the white one. I think so……….

However, its not easy doing these cute “Pink Panther” I mean “Lion look alike”……

Something different for this year national day celebration. The best thing always the last to be shown. This year celebration, we have the elderly to dress the volunteers up instead of them been dressed up. Plus that not the only changes we have, this year we have two big Singapore flags cakes. (Thanks to Cui-Xian who ordered the cake)

Uncle Philip enjoying his cake

All elderly love the cake, its finger licking good. Better than KFC, as I saw one elderly licking his finger after he had finished the cake even Uncle Philip enjoying his cake.

After all elderly is filled with energy-giving cake, each elderly is given a small Singapore flag.

Uncle singing

With the voices of the volunteers and everyone including the elderly waving the flags,  the event was brought to the highest point of the day with two National Day Theme Songs….. 家 (Home) and 心连心 (Together), these two songs bring the Spirits of all volunteers even the elderly.

These are not the only two songs we sang on that day, Chan Mali Chan, We are singapore and many more…. Singing theme songs is not the only programme of that day, the next programme will make elderly recall the old Singapore days when Mata wearing bermudas petrolling around, Rickshaw/Trishaw uncle transporting people to their destination, samsui women (红头巾) helping to make Singapore a better city and Ma Jie (妈姐) in the old days who serve the rich family as servant. Many thanks to Alvin as Ah Beng Mata, Wesker Ling as Modern day Trishaw/Rickshaw Uncle, Catherine as samsui woman and Cui-Xian as servant. All costumes for that day is DIY by the volunteers themselves. Our most “power” samsui woman with hand made cigarette and not forgetting the servant who took the longest time to dress herself up for special occasion. Lets cheer for the two CHIO BU(s) and two YAN DAO(s)..

Majulah Evergreen Volunteers

We did it again Evergreen Volunteers!! To be continued By Alvin aka Ah Beng Mata…..

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Kopi Trip 04, 18th June 2011

The last kopi trip for the month went well. There was no rain and 13 old folks were able to enjoy food and drinks from the coffee shop and go shopping for stuff. Many young volunteers came to help. They were amiable and chatted with the old folks.

Volunteers introducing themselves and chatting with the old folksDSC07318        DSC07331                                           DSC07333             DSC07320


DSC07340 Old folks ready, get set, DSC07343DSC07342    GO!!!  GO!!!   GO!!!


Slowing down on the ramp                             DSC07348        DSC07349


Can’t wait to get to the kopitiam!                           Finally reached. Let’s find a seat DSC07350         DSC07351


All settled in. 😀                                                                                                DSC07354     DSC07355     DSC07357 DSC07358     DSC07360     DSC07359


Makan time! Yummy Food.                                                       DSC07363            DSC07364    DSC07390            DSC07396      DSC07378            DSC07373


Old folks also like fizzy drinks too!                                          DSC07394    DSC07391


Shopping spree.                                                                               DSC07406   Can’t decide   DSC07414DSC07413       what to       DSC07410                DSC07418          buy ??      DSC07420


Happily got what we wanted! 🙂                                                                                      DSC07422         DSC07417       DSC07428               DSC07426                          Uncle got his tau sa pia                                        Auntie relishing her ice-cream


Getting ready to return to the home                             DSC07429         DSC07424

On the way back                                                              DSC07448       DSC07444


End of trip. Group Photo at the home entrance. DSC07454 Thank you everyone for making this a happy and fruitful trip !!

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kopi Trip – 03, 11th june 2011

That day had a slight drizzle but it didn’t dampened our mood. It was a successful and a happy outing.
We brought 9 elderly folks out to nearby kopitiam.
Many many thanks and praises to the volunteers that day whom selflessly devoted their time to these old folks. They talk to them, fed them and brought them shopping at nearby NTUC!
Special thanks to Leng and Joey! –With love Serina =)

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Our FIRST piece of volunteer news!!

The article says it all…Alvin Lee Yu Qing, our student volunteer has made himself, his teachers (Jia en & Cui Xian also our lovely volunteers), his family, his friends and many others who know him SO PROUD & MEMORABLE!!

Alvin’s hard work has seen him rise to earn himself a prestiguous award and his teachers’ untiring efforts & guidance has paved a wondrous journey for him and inspired all the other students under their care. Even Evergreen Volunteer Group 也沾了一点光!!! 哈哈

Alvin, on behalf of EVG, all the best in your future endeavours and please continue to work hard for your family and your future 🙂

Cheers, Catherine

Alvin.LKY award winner

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Hi Tea Roster Year 2011 July to Dec

BHEH – 2011 July-Dec Hi Tea

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Kopi Trip 2 – 04 Jun 11

Another successful Kopi trip!

This is the 2nd kopi trip organised for the elderly in BHEH.  As far as possible, a different group of 10 elderly would be brought along for each trip, so that each elderly would get a chance to go for hi-tea and shopping at NTUC.  This definitely brightened their day, as they get to interact with the volunteers, eat food they seldom have and do shopping, which is not a frequent affair.

Even the volunteers enjoyed themselves! It is all about giving and sharing!

Of course, not forgetting the elderly who did not join in the kopi trip, they were being entertained by the volunteers who stayed behind – with their lovely voices and musical talents.

We also get to learn from every trip – how to better organise the trip, exchange experiences especially between the seasoned volunteers and the new volunteers, how to enhance the experience for the elderly, and lots more!

A big THANK YOU to our new volunteers from NIE & NYP! Young volunteers with BIG HEARTS! The photos say it all!



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