Continuing our thread of volunteer appreciation events, we gathered our Board and committee members for a Forest Bathing activity at Serene Gardens, Gardens by the Bay, on Sunday, September 18. Forest Bathing invites participants to open their senses to the sights, sounds and smells in their natural surroundings and encourages them to drift away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.
Our Board and committee members have selflessly given of their time and energy to guide NuLife through the challenges of the past two years and this was our token of appreciation for their commitment. In keeping with our emphasis on mental health and well-being, it reflected the importance of self-care and allowed them a valuable opportunity to interact and network in person in the tranquil environs of a 2-hectare horticultural garden inspired by minimalistic Japanese Zen traditions.
The rain did little to dampen enthusiasm and the sheltered walkways allowed the participants to take pleasure in the activity without any interruption. This was our inaugural face-to-face activity after the pandemic for these cherished members of the NuLife family and given the enthusiasm with which it was received, it was a resounding success.