Event: Mid-autumn celebration – 30Sep06

To many volunteers, it was an unforgettable experience on 30 Sep 06. We celebrated the mid autumn festival with the home residents.
 
Prior to the event, we started a lantern making activity with the elderly. Recycled materials like tissue boxes and plastic bowls together with other art materials were used. We started with making lantern accessories like flowers made from tissue papers and cranes made from coloured papers. As volunteers, we were delighted to see that many elderly played their role in the whole lantern exercise. We were proud to showcase their finished products at the celebration. During the activity, we identified 1 or 2 volunteers who demonstrated their creativity.
 
We successfully engaged the elderly to rehearse and sing (rap) with us the following song which was specially written for the occasion and for them:
 
你开心   我开心   大家都    com 开心

中秋节   赏月亮   吃月餅    玩灯笼

你开心   我开心   大家都    com 开心

月光光   照地溏  八月十五   好佳节

你开心   我开心    大家都   com 开心

光明山   老人院   祝大家身体健康 万事如意

你开心   我开心    大家都   com开心

We invited a Chinese drum group consisted of kindergarten, primary and secondary school students. Many elderly had indicated their happiness to have young children/people around. Their performances were fun and captivating. The elderly was extremely excited to be able to beat the drums themselves and to perform alongside the students. Mooncakes and Chinese tea were served. The whole event was wrapped up with a sumptuous dinner specially prepared by a group of volunteers who sweat it out in the kitchen.

Thanks to ALL volunteers who were present for their lively, warm and helpful contribution. Some ‘gong gong’ and ‘po po’ had expressed their thanks to volunteers who contributed fun and took good care of them. An uncle felt so gratified that one could see him close to tears when he repeatedly thanked us.

A little note on how volunteers felt after the event:

义工的感言:

九月三十日, 欢庆中秋节

让义工感受到节日的气氛

也体会到与老人家相处的喜悦

很开心得到各位长辈的参与

让这个庆祝活动更添意义

也佷难忘你们发自内心的笑容

义工们深感欣慰

这一切将成为你们给予义工们的推动力

我们一起努力让明天会更好!

**光明山老人院处处有温情**

by Catherine (Event Coordinator)

[Pictures of this event can be viewed at our album.] 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Events & Outings. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s