MGM has carried on its long-standing philanthropic tradition to give out Chinese New Year (CNY) care and blessings to the elderly for the 11th year in a row. As usual, the Golden Lion Volunteer Team offered free haircuts to seniors and conducted Spring Cleaning at several elderly centers. With an aim to foster intergenerational inclusion in society, MGM launched a new Fai Chun workshop, where local youths could unleash their artistic knack and deliver CNY blessings to seniors.
To start the New Year with novelty, MGM rolled out the “Heart-written CNY Couplets for Elderly” for the first time — where 15 primary six to high school students of Escola Tong Sin Tong, together with MGM volunteers, gave their festive blessings to around 50 seniors at Centro de Dia Brilho da Vida of Caritas Macau. The pupils wrote over 200 pieces of Fai Chun on the spot upon seniors’ requests, creating heart-warming scenes that embody an inclusive society across generations. The students later visited some seniors’ houses with other guests to brighten the interiors with Fai Chun.
Paul Pun, Secretary-general of Caritas Macau, said, “We are very delighted to have MGM team members and students of Escola Tong Sin Tong at our center to visit the elderly. The event enables both the elderly and youths to usher in the Year of the Tiger together, deepening their ties and honoring the virtue of respecting the elderly.”
Since the “Haircut for Love” initiative was launched in 2015, MGM volunteers provide complimentary haircuts for the elderly every month. In January, the Company organized haircut sessions at five elderly care centers, including Mong Ha Elderly Center of Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM), Tung Sin Tong Elderly Activity Centre, Centro de Dia Brilho da Vida of Caritas Macau, Seac Pai Van Family and Community Service Center of General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM) and Day Centre “Prazer para Idosos” of Women’s General Association of Macau. The event benefitted over 150 seniors, enabling them to celebrate the CNY with a refreshed look.
MGM again partnered with a small-to-medium-sized (SME) cleaning company to carry out Spring Cleaning at four elderly centers for the second consecutive year, including Mong Ha Elderly Center of FAOM, Day Centre “Prazer para Idosos” of the Women’s General Association of Macau, Community Service Center of UGAMM and Tung Sin Tong Elderly Activity Centre. The activities are intended to offer a clean and sanitized environment to the elderly. Through the help of the elderly centers, the Company also gave away 500 gift bags, with daily necessities like oatmeal and noodles, prepared by Fuhong Society of Macau, to seniors in need.
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 MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles 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 the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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 only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
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