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.
It has been 3 years since the Xin Yue Senior Citizen Service Center was started. They goal was to serve people no matter rain or shine. Even after all this time they still have a loving heart.
In the early morning of October 10, 12 barbers came to our Center. The old men were very pleased to see them. Some of them walked directly to the site to have their hair cut and even chatted with the barbers. They greatly enjoyed the young spirit provided by the barbers. After the barbers finished their work on site, they visited rooms and helped the old men who were not able to go out. They also brought gifts for each senior citizen. It was only a towel, but it brought a smile to everyone's face.
Xiong, an old man in the center, said, "Some of the young people come every three months! They cut our hair for free. It's not easy to do work like this for a long time. They also clean the floor when they leave. I am moved by them each time." Mr. Tian, the person in charge of the volunteer team said, “We were very pleased to come to the Center and we also learned such a positive life attitude from the center's inhabitants." Granny Liu, a woman at the center, said, "I look much better! I am too old to walk. I really would not know how to handle my hair without these loving people." As the barbers were leaving, an old man went back to his room and brought out an apple to give to the girl who cut his hair for him.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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