Friday, May 23, 2014

Monthly Haircut for Senior Citizens@ Paya Lebar - PhotoHunt


PhotoHunt theme : Yellow/ Mirror

There is a free monthly haircut service for senior citizens aged 60 and above, in my sister-in-law's neighbourhood. When she wheeled my 96-year-old mother-in-law for the free haircut last month, I accompanied them.

The usually empty void deck resembled a mini salon with mirrors and barbers' chairs brought in. There were haircut bibs in all colours of the rainbow. :)

There were more than a hundred elderly folks in the queue but with so many hairdressers serving them, the waiting time was shortened.


The hairdressers are volunteers and they have taken half the day off to serve our pioneer citizens. Several of the volunteers have been doing this regularly for years. They are just happy to serve these residents who are just as "hair-py" to see them every month. :D


MP Chen Show Mao having his hair cut

When a volunteer offered to trim MP Chen Show Mao's hair after the event ended, he gladly obliged and had a "Hammercut". :) 


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    1. Great community service. Applause for the hairstylists and volunteers.

  2. That is so nice! And I like how you refer to the seniors as pioneer citizens That just sounds so awesome! Perfect shots for both themes too :) Happy weekend my friend!

    My photo hunt entry for this week

    1. Thank you Sue :) The elders are so happy with their professional haircuts which many cannot afford.

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    1. Yes, a wonderful service to the senior citizens ..... some cannot afford even the few dollars for a haircut.

  4. Great initiative. And your MIL is 96! amazing. Enjoy your weekend, ECL

    yellow ~ mirror

  5. This is so cool! I think it a credit to Singapore that such events exist. :)

  6. Hi ECL, those volunteers are awesome to give their time to provide free haircuts to the senior citizens in the neighborhood. Kudos to them.

    Great photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. That is a great idea ! We have a service like that in retirement homes or hairdressers come to your home, but of course you have to pay for it !

  8. Nice get together for the comnunity... the yellow stands out.. :)

  9. How wonderful that this service is provided. Great photos!