It has often been said that the well-being of a workforce is closely linked to productivity. The impact and indirect costs of poor health includes absenteeism and reduced work output may be several times higher than direct medical costs and can even affect the most well-oiled workflow. Poet Gwendolyn Brooks once said “Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world”. So for the general wellness of the SPD staff, we organised the SPD Well-Being Day on 27 November to not only promote healthy and positive living, but also allow staff from different centres to spend time together.
To kick off the morning’s programme, SPD board member Ms Chow Siew Ying addressed the 200 over staff at the SPD Ability Centre before presenting 17 staff with their 5-, 10- and 15-year long service awards.
Our heartiest congratulations to these long service awardees.
|Name||Designation||Years in Service|
|Loh Ah Chai||Craftsman, Sheltered Workshop||35|
|Goh Siam Chng||Craftsman, Sheltered Workshop||15|
|Kuek Seng Koon||Craftsman, Sheltered Workshop||15|
|Katherine Sng||Assistant Director, Community Partnerships||15|
|Tan Li Li||Craftsman, Sheltered Workshop||15|
|Tommy Tng||Head of Operations, Sheltered Workshop||15|
|Alice Hue||Senior Executive, Community Partnerships||10|
|Ma Lin||Senior Accounts Executive, Corporate Services||10|
|Siti Noor Hajar Bte Ali||Social Work Assistant, SPD@Jurong||10|
|Tan Chuan Hoh||Senior Occupational Therapist, Specialised Assistive Technology Centre||10|
|Ruth Lim||Senior Social Worker, Vocational Training||5|
|Winnie Lim||Assistant Manager, SPD@Jurong||5|
|Kelly Ling||Senior Trainer, Vocational Training||5|
|Patricia Loh||Therapist Assistant, SPD Rehabilitation Centre||5|
|Ng Shixian||Senior Occupational Therapist, SPD Rehabilitation Centre||5|
|Abhimanyau Pal||Executive Director||5|
|Susan Teo||Manager, Day Activity Centre and Transition Programme for Employment||5|
Representatives from agencies such as the Health Promotion Board, National Environment Agency and National Crime Prevention Council were then invited to share tips on keeping fit and staying safe, either in a workshop format or at their booths.
Our heartfelt thanks also go out to the following sponsors for filling up the goodie bags as well as the lucky draw and game prizes for the event!
Ashley Low Photography
Harvest Resource Supply
Providore Singapore Pte Ltd
Public Utilities Board
Sadhana Sanctuary Yoga Studio
Super Bean International