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.
January 29 was a special day for granny Xie. She has been lying for illness for years. She could not remember her 83 birthday. To arrange a memorable birthday party for her, the social workers contacted her 4 children, friends, nurses and doctor. They were invited to celebrate the birthday for granny Xie. Birthday song was performed in her room.
It was a special birthday party which had been done smoothly. We got together in granny Xie’s room and sang birthday song in the warm candle lights. When cutting the cake, granny Xie said, “I have had before.” With permission of the doctor, granny Xie ate a little piece. Then people performed some old songs for her. She looked good and said, “I know the song….I am happy”. She kept saying some short sentences to express her happiness. We were moved by the moment. She smiled which gave us positive energy. With singers, we sang old songs for granny Xie.
Love, joy and tears would becomeeternal and become our best memories. Meanwhile, we are trying what we can to keep company. We wish her good health, peaceful and happy.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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