As the Chinese New Year draws closer, MGM recently held caring events to warm the hearts of the elderly in keeping with its philanthropic tradition. For the tenth consecutive year, the Company organized spring cleaning, provided complimentary haircuts, massage and celebrated CNY with them. As part of MGM’s effort to send care and festive wishes in the community, the series of caring events benefitted a total of 470 senior citizens.
This year, MGM partnered with a small-to-medium-sized cleaning company to carry on this decade-old tradition at Mong Ha Elderly Center of Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM), Seac Pai Van Family and Community Service Center of General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM), and Centro de Dia Brilho da Vida of Caritas Macau. Communal areas such as assembly rooms, activity rooms, dining halls and washrooms, were cleaned and sanitized professionally to give the senior citizens a peace of mind.
In addition, Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM, led volunteers to spread festive cheer at the three centers, with the participation of Ng Sio Lai, President of UGAMM; Leong Iok Wa, Consultant and Vice-Director of Social Service of FAOM; and Pun Chi Meng, Secretary General of Caritas Macau respectively. The seniors were delighted by lion dance and singing performances, as well as fun games brought by the volunteers. As a token of blessings, MGM presented them with gift bags prepared by Fuhong Society of Macau, which contained oatmeal, longevity noodles, pre-packaged Chinese soup, MGM Lunar New Year banners, as well as assistive tools like magnifying nail-clipper.
Volunteer Ada Zheng from Finance Department said, “This is the third time I take part in the annual spring cleaning. I find it immensely rewarding every time, as I can feel the senior citizens are truly happy with our long-standing practice of visiting them same time every year.”
Furthermore, MGM volunteers gave haircuts to more than 100 seniors this month under its “Haircut for Love” program, a caring initiative introduced in 2015. The event took place at Mong Ha Elderly Center of Macau Federation of Trade Unions, Ka Ho Elderly Center of Macau Federation of Trade Unions, Seac Pai Van Family and Community Service Center of General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau, and Centro de Dia Brilho da Vida of Caritas Macau. To make the program more impressive this year, MGM invited Paulo do Lago Comandante, President of Macau Association of Chinese Medicine Practitioners, to teach the volunteers basic acupoint massage techniques, so that they would be able to massage for the elderly and share these techniques with them.