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.
On February 10, Senior Center held birthday party for 33 senior citizens with the support of TFish and Children’s Home. We also sent our new year greetings.
Less than half year, teachers and children visited the senior citizens again. They warmed the senior citizens with their actions and love. Though they are orphans, they still have hopes for life with the love and care of the government and society. The children would never forget the love that other people gave them. They would like to return the society whenever they are able to. Granny Fu even recognized immediately one of the children, Xiao Lin, who had taken picture with her. They held each other’s hands and greetings as the family. Before the party, children did paper-buts with some senior citizens whose eyesight was not very good. With the help of the children, several senior citizens cut very nice patterns, which add something happy to the party.
With the organization of the host, each leading senior citizens of the party introduced themselves and spoke something gratitude. Grandpa Xiong said, “when I was young, no one has ever celebrate the birthday for me. Only our closest person knew our birthday. I have never expected my birthday would be remembered. I would like to really thank the children.” When the children lighted the candles, the persons gave warm applauses. With birthday song, the senior citizens made their wishes. Then the children gave their gifts made by their own hands. Though they are not valuable, but they are special. Senior citizens need not much, they need some cares. A little gift can make them quite happy. After the activity, the children and social workers sent cakes and greetings to the rooms for those who are not convenient to move.
With your help and love, we will harvest warm feelings.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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