[Macau – September 21, 2015] MGM China remains a consistent supporter of community initiatives and engages in a host of charity work and events as a way to give back to the society. For the sixth consecutive year, MGM teams up with the Macau Chinese Medicine Association and rolls out the “Health Day for the Elderly” activity. Over 200 elderlies from four charity associations under Caritas Macau, Centro de Convívio “Kei Hong Lok Yuen” do Centro Pastoral da Areia Preta, Centro de Dia da Ilha Verde, Centro para Idosos da Casa Ricci and Centro de Dia “Brilho da Vida”, were invited to join this thoughtful and caring annual health day on September 21 at MGM MACAU’s Grand Ballroom.
During the activity, the elderlies were provided one-on-one medical consultations by 23 practitioners from the Macau Chinese Medicine Association, with the assistance of 60 MGM volunteer team members. Healthy herbal soups were prescribed for them after the medical consultations, which are beneficial to lungs and digestive system. In addition, the practitioners demonstrated an acupuncture-point massage therapy to the elderlies for them to practice this simple health exercise on a daily basis.
Ms. Wendy Yu, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of MGM MACAU, said, “With six successful years of providing the ‘Health Day for the Elderly’, we would like to sincerely thank all the charity associations involved and the Macau Chinese Medicine Association for their support. We always strive to give back to the community in various ways, which includes taking care of the elderlies in our society. With the health tips we’ve provided them today, we hope that even more will benefit as they share with their family and friends.”
Mr. Paulo Do Lago Com Andante, Chairman of Macau Chinese Medicine Association, said, “This sustainable elderly activity brings a positive impact to people as a way to give back to the society. It is also beneficial to promote Chinese medicine to the elderlies as a supplementary way to enhance their well-being. In addition, the activity gives elderlies an opportunity to be out and meet new people, which also helps to maintain a healthy mind and body as a whole.”
The “Health Day for the Elderly” was first held in 2010, and has since helped more than 1,000 elderlies in Macau. In addition to on-site Chinese medical consultations, there were also live entertainment, games and refreshments offered. The MGM Volunteer Team has been committed to serving the community since its establishment in 2010, and regularly partners with external organizations to support the underprivileged and elderly groups, in addition to guiding the youths through a wide array of volunteer activities, aimed to create a better Macau.
About MGM China
MGM China (HKEx: 2282) 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 the world’s largest gaming market, Macau.
MGM MACAU is a 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 an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine 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.
MGM COTAI designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 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 our 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. The US$3 billion project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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