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MINDS is a voluntary welfare organisation catering to the needs of the intellectually disabled in Singapore. Serving around 2,400 people with intellectual disabilities, it currently operates five Special Education schools, three Sheltered Workshops, two Training and Development Centres and two Residential Homes.
OUE Invited 400 Elderly from CDC to Chinese New Year Mega Lo Hei at Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Kicking off with a symbolic mega yu sheng toss, the guests included the beneficiaries from Central Singapore District, Mayor Zainudin Nordin, management from OUE and 15 current employees who are 62 years old and above. About 120 staff volunteers from OUE, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Orchard Singapore and Marina Mandarin Singapore were present to help serve lunch and interact with the senior citizens.
In addition to the Lo Hei luncheon, the senior citizens were entertained by staff performances and music from a local Chinese orchestra. They were also presented with goodie bags filled with red packets and Mandarin oranges.
Chief Executive Officer/Group Managing Director of OUE Mr Thio Gim Hock said: “Chinese New Year symbolises family gatherings and respect paid to the elderly. Through this initiative, we hope to bring cheer to those among the senior community who need our care. Despite the current economic gloom, OUE remains committed to its corporate social responsibility programme.”
According to Mayor Zainudin Nordin: "In difficult times like this, it is important that we continue to care for our people in need. In this regard, the support from the private sector is especially invaluable in helping us build a caring and cohesive society."