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Meet Mdm Lau, a retired art teacher with 40 years of experience, who is making a meaningful difference through her passion for art at our Active Ageing Centre. Currently, she volunteers weekly at Filos and shows no signs of slowing down! Her dedication to volunteering shows her determination to spread her love for the arts. 

Forced into retirement due to an illness, Mdm Lau found solace in volunteering. Her journey took her to unexpected places, including teaching art to inmates in prison, before landing at Filos. For over two years, she has been teaching Chinese Calligraphy and Painting to seniors in our community.

"I feel happy teaching them," Mdm Lau shares. "Some of them don’t even know how to write their name or hold a pen properly, but their drawings are really cute, and it's quite good, not bad at all."

Mdm Lau's dedication highlights the importance of seniors staying engaged and active. Her story is a reminder that retirement doesn't mean the end of contributing to society. Seniors have valuable skills and experiences to share, and volunteering can be a fulfilling way to stay connected and make a difference. Her commitment to adding colours to the lives of the seniors and her own is truly inspiring.

If you are a senior or know a senior looking for ways to stay active and involved, do consider volunteering. Whether it's teaching a skill, helping others, or contributing to a cause they care about, your time and talents are invaluable. Join us at Filos and be part of a community that makes a difference, one volunteer at a time. 

Want to learn more about how you can kickstart your volunteering journey in Bedok town? Join our upcoming Volunteer Recruitment Talk, ‘Volunteering with Seniors’ today!