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.
With the help of TFISH, the XinYue Senior Citizen Center held group birthday party for the senior citizens on June 18. Volunteers from Technology University helped out with this celebration.
Birthdays are a special time of the year for everyone, but can be particularly emotional for the elderly. That's why we decided to start celebrating together. We had 25 birthdays in June. Granny Tang was not feeling well, but was looking forward to this event all month. She was able to eventually join the party with the help of a wheelchair.
We went around the circle and introduced everyone and their date of birth. Two women had the exact birthdate. They got so excited they held hands and jokingly declared that they were birthday sisters.The volunteers gave performances and enjoyed birthday cakes with the senior citizens who received greetings. In the end of the activity, the staff of the Home and volunteers sent cakes to 19 senior citizens who could not attend the party. We cut cakes for Grandpa Shen, who had to lay on the bed due to paralysis. He could not speak, but he nodded and smiled when we whispered birthday greetings in his ear.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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