Newsletter: Vol. 25 Issue 2 (March – April 2021)
If there is one thing that COVID-19 has revealed to all of us, it is that it does not discriminate against age, gender, nationality, race and religion. We had lived through the trying times of 2020. Fears and uncertainties heightened as a new virus seemingly appeared out of nowhere with high transmission and evolving ability, infecting human globally. A year on, more has been known about this virus as pharmaceutical companies rush to churn out billions of vials of the vaccines to treat as many people worldwide as possible. In Singapore, we are glad to have our elderly population vaccinated from as early as January this year. Metta Welfare Association’s medical team has also rolled out the exercise to have the vulnerable group, our elderly beneficiaries, vaccinated at our Metta Day Rehabilitation for the Elderly.
Our centres have adopted virtual programmes for our beneficiaries to continue their training in a safe and conducive environment. At Metta, we believe in keeping up with the times to harness the best that technology can offer us, enabling us to continue our daily operations to serve our beneficiaries and the community without any interruptions.
Time and tide wait for no man. The world may be ever-changing, but it is up to us to constantly evolve to keep up with the times. Each of us plays a part in keeping the community safe through responsible behaviours. I take this opportunity to implore everyone to keep our hearts open as we remain vigilant together to get through this challenging period. There is no better way to dignify one’s integrity through perseverance, sacrifices, and determination despite the adversities to come.
With Triple Gems Blessings
Venerable Chao Khun Fa Zhao BBM
Metta Welfare Association