Grounded on core values of respect, love, and service to the elderly, the Xin Yue Senior Citizen Service Center of Chongqing, China, promotes social work services for senior citizens and builds harmonious living environment for them.
New year is coming. In January 8th, with the support of TFish and another enterprise, we held birthday party for 35 senior citizens born in January, and 31 volunteers participated in the activity.
Birthday party in each month is always a happy day, which brings more warmth and cheers to the senior citizens. It has become a program among the senior citizens. What we can do is to let senior citizens spend more meaningful time and encourage more loving people to participate in the activity.
During the activity, the senior citizens introduced themselves to the other people. Granny Li began her self-introduction with “thank everyone”. Then there were performances given by senior citizens. 2 grannies sang 2 songs and other senior citizens and volunteers joined their chorus. The atmosphere was warm and cheerful. We could not help singling along with them. When the light became dim, the volunteers came in by holding the birthday cake. The music of birthday song began to be played.
When the activity came to the end, our volunteers visited senior citizens who could not come to the site. They brought cakes and gifts to their rooms. Meanwhile, the volunteers visited orphan senior citizens and brought them winter clothes and blanket. They also cut hair for the needy elderly. We hope more senior citizens sensed warmth even in winter.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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