Elderly Treasure Hunt 奪寶耆兵

Collaborator: Grand Love Nursing Home

Date 14, 21, 28 March & 18 April 2015 (Sat)
Location Shum Shui Po
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 37
No. of Service Recipients 15 elders per session

The Connect ACE worked with HKUST volunteers to visit the elderly home and interact with the elderly living in a private aged home. During the service, the volunteers and the elderly had a good time sharing about a variety of topics and make handicrafts.

Students share about their experience here.

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The elderly singing along with the volunteers with hand motions
 
A heartwarming visit to the elderly center
 
     
Student Sharing:    

服務私人老人院的老友記感覺很新鮮。因為以往大多是探訪政府的老人院,兩者的差別是地方的大小。受到空間的限制,老友記可能沒有太大的活動空間,但相對上是否等於較為被動?確實可能在初次見面和交流上感到有點冰冷,但服務期間大家共同的經歷真的可以打破人與人之間的隔膜。多一點關心,多一點分享,可以讓人感受到你的溫和,關係可以從此而建立。

-Ricky, Year 2

很難得有機會有間私營老人院籌辦service。由於私營老人院的老人家身體限制比較大,空間設施少,比較少義工服務可以接觸到私營老人院。 今次服務讓我反思了關於做義工的目的。由第一次工作坊老人家的冷淡反應,到最後一次他們對我們義工的熱情,我發現原來只要我們持之以恆地付出,受眾到最後都會感受到。 經過今次服務後,我發現香港社會的需要與關懷。那怕只是一點點的愛,已經可以令這個世界更美好。

- Li Chun Wing, SBM, Year 3