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It's a - boat time: Choy trying his hand at paddling a dragon boat at the Kallang river together with staff from Rockwell Automation. - The Straights Times/ Asia News Network
A FRIDAY outing for a group of senior citizens yesterday was anything but a walk in the park.
Instead, the 30 beneficiaries from Touch Seniors Activity Centre (SAC), along with 50 staff volunteers from Rockwell Automation, went up against each other in a dragon boat race on the Kallang river.
The oldest was Choy Soo Tang, 87, who has a great-grandchild, over 20 grandchildren and 10 children.
“I am happy to take part because this helps keep my mind alert and active.
“I encourage other seniors to go outdoors and do more sports activities,” he said.
The race was organised by Rockwell Automation as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts.
Choy’s team finished third out of four.
Touch SAC is an organisation caring for vulnerable seniors living in Geylang Bahru, especially those who live alone in rental flats.
Its director Julia Lee said: “Our seniors ‘come to life’ whenever they are asked to do something fun and different.
“They can be more adventurous than many of us, as long as these activities are safe and customised for them.” — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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