Blog Tag: Elderly
Posted by Peter MUIR
BMSE Senior Theatre is a group of elderly residents from Discovery Bay and Mui Wo who have used their own story to form a musical to present the development of Hong Kong from 1960s till now. This year, they will have a charity musical performance on October 29th to raise funds for the children with development difficulties.
The group is looking to find student volunteers who will help share their story and help promote the group and their event. Students will be expected to film the musical rehearsal and interview some of the elderly in the community centre near the DB North plaza. The video will need to be finished before 30th September 2016.
If you are interested, please email Kate for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org before August 19.
Posted by Peter MUIR
People who have lived in Hong Kong for generations. Survivors of occupation during the war. Great grandmothers who have plenty of stories to tell. These are the people who you can meet volunteering at an elderly centre.
Also known as a “nursing home”, this term correctly implies that the people who live in these homes will be provided with a nurse’s care. However these people need more than just the care form a nurse. These people are looking for something to keep their minds busy, even just somebody to talk to. This is where you skills and enthusiasm is required!
DC is in the early stages of setting up a meaningful CAS project at the Tung Chung Home for the Elderly. Tung Chung Home for the Elderly provides residential care, meals, personal care and limited nursing care for elders in Tung Chung. Only 15 minutes from DB, it provides a good opportunity developing relationships with members of the community you would not always interact with.
Your role would be quite flexible – simply put forward some ideas related to an indicated need at the home – to provide company and fun, interactive opportunities for the residents. Possible activities range form teaching crafts, organizing bingo nights, holding performances or playing card games.
Though not many clients at the home speak English, if you have minimal Cantonese or Mandarin, we can team you up with a student partner who does.
Click here to sign up for this meaningful service project.