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MGM Offers Haircut and Appliance Maintenance to Local Senior Citizens

Jul 31, 2017

[July 31, 2017, Macau] MGM once again took a proactive approach to serve local senior citizens with its innovative programs “Love Flows Through” and “Haircut for Love” in July, continuing its efforts in caring for the community of Macau.

 

Love Flows Through

MGM initiated its “Love Flows Through” program to provide complimentary maintenance of household electrical appliances and installations to a total of 30 senior citizens, in a bid to enhance their safety and well-being at home. Leveraging their technical know-how, a team of electrical technicians from Facilities Management led by Mr. Mel Hansen, Senior Vice President of Design, Development & Construction of MGM, whom joined forces with MGM Volunteer Team members, visited the Fai Chi Kei Social Housing Unit to help repair and replace the seniors’ appliance plugs. In addition, the Company took an extra mile and prepared homemade nourishing soups served in MGM-themed thermos mugs, together with some basic food and daily necessities, for the senior citizens.

 

Mr. Edmond Choi, Executive Director of Facilities Management Operations who first participated in this program, said, “Replacing appliance plugs is just a small gesture, but it can improve the elderly’s livelihood. I can feel their joy while we help to repair and chat with them, especially those elderly who live alone. Sometimes we are so busy that we may ignore the need in the community, but this volunteer experience reminds me that it is very important to continue to serve the community and we can make a big difference to other people’s daily lives.”

 

Haircut for Love

MGM hosted the “Haircut for Love” program between July 25 and 27. A total of 15 Volunteer Haircut Team members set out to three local elderly centers, including Seac Pai Van Family and Community Service Center of General Union of Neighborhood Association of Macau, Mong Ha Elderly Center of Macao Federation of Trade Unions and Yee Hong Center of Women’s General Association of Macau. The Team offered complimentary haircut services to 180 senior citizens, including seniors with mobility impairment, to give them refreshing summer makeovers.

 

“MGM Volunteers are so warm at heart.” one of the elderly, Ms. Fong from Seac Pai Van Family and Community Service Center of General Union of Neighborhood Association of Macau said. “They not only do my haircut, but they are also very concerned on how I want it done. They listen mindfully to what I want and try their very best to fulfil.  My new hairstyle as well as the gift set have made my day.”

 

Established in 2015, the MGM Volunteer Haircut Team with over 30 members dedicates free time to providing complimentary haircuts for local senior citizens on a monthly basis. Today, the number of beneficiaries has grown to over 1,200, with a positive community feedback.

 

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About MGM

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau. 

 

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling.  MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

 

Expected to open in Q4 of 2017, MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it plans to offer approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.

 

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

 

Irene Wong                                      

Vice President of Public & Community Relations

MGM                                                                                                              

Tel: (853) 8802 2822                                              

Email: irenewong@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam                                                     Juliana Kung                                   

Public Relations Manager                          Public Relations Manager

MGM                                                               MGM

Tel: (853) 8802 3801                                   Tel: (853) 8802 3803

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo                        Email: julianakung@mgm.mo