2006-06-02

Sino Volunteers Visit Single Elderly To Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival

It is a Chinese tradition to reunion with the family for celebration of festivals but for the single elderly, festivals only deepen the sadness and loneliness. Therefore, the Sino Volunteer Team under Sino Estates Management Limited joined Hong Kong Christian Service to organize visit to single elderly in Sham Shui Po district before the Dragon Boat Festival.

More than 10 Sino volunteers participated in the activity. They first visited the elderly in a day care centre under Hong Kong Christian Service in Sham Shui Po where warm chats were exchanged. Then the team paid home visit to over 30 households of single elderly in the district. Apart from delivering to them gift packs which contained rice dumpling, biscuits and cereal, Sino Volunteers expressed care and concern for the senior.

Elderly service is a major emphasis of Sino volunteering service. Activities organized include a joint campaign with Hong Kong Christian Service - 'Relocation of Shek Kip Mei Single Elderly Program' whereby care and assistance are offered to the single elderly affected by the relocation project. The team also ran painting and renovation projects for elderly centres. A Mid Autumn visit and celebration activities - 'Mooncake Speaks for My Heart' has been held for 6 consecutive years where festive joy was shared with the elderly.

Mr Sunny Yeung, General Manager of SEML said, 'We are actively involved in a number of community services. This is the second year we organized the the Dragon Boat campaign. We hope through our visits, love and care can be shared with the senior.'

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