Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Free Haircut for the Elderly 为乐龄免费理发
I accompanied my hubby to Hougang to do community work. Every third Wednesday at Block 156 Hougang Street 11, Workers' Party members and volunteers would provide free hair cut for the elderly residents (age 60 and above).
On that morning there were 6 hair stylists who volunteered their hair cutting service. I was glad to see a familiar face helping at the event. He is George, the ex-President of Mensa Singapore, we once worked together on several community projects.
George is in charge of breakfast for the senior citizens. He and another volunteer were busy making hot beverages and also handing out cakes, biscuits and cut fruits. The senior citizens ate their breakfast or have a cup of hot beverage while waiting for their turns for a free haircut.
Member of Parliament Chen Show Mao was chatting with the senior citizens but came over to say "Hello." He thanked the volunteers for helping. As he had an interview appointment, he excused himself and sat with the interviewer at the far end of the void deck.
There were only 25 residents who came for the haircut that morning. Usually there are between 30 to 50 people. With 6 hair stylists working hard, the queue was quickly cleared. We helped to sweep and clean up the place before going for breakfast at a nearby coffee shop.