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.
In March, teachers and students from Long Zhou Wan Middle School would visit senior citizens. They wanted to do something for the senior citizens. We still remembered the same time in the last year, they brought pots of plants to the senior citizens. After spring festival, they contacted with the Center and discussed with us if there’s anything they can do for the senior citizens. Considering the lantern festival was coming, we decided to make sweet dumplings.
On March 4th, the volunteers from Long Zhou Wang Middle School and the social workers did activity to celebrate lantern festival for the senior citizens. 26 senior citizens came to the activity room and made dumplings. They were chatting happily while making dumplings. The scene was as cheerful as the spring festival.
You have to be skillful to make sweet dumplings. The young volunteers were very serious about it. They made dumplings with strange shapes. The people around were laughing. With the instruction of senior citizens, they soon learned to make better dumplings. The dumplings were finally made and put into boiler. When they were done, volunteers took them to the senior citizens and asked them to taste their “works”. After the activity, the volunteers accompanied the senior citizens to their rooms. A roommate of Granny Wang had not joined the activity due to the poor health, so Granny Wang took some to the room for her.
The round dumpling symbolizes reunion and it was a special day. With the companions of the children, we hope the senior citizens would have the sense of reunion and to give them considerate services.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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