MGM Organizes Local Tours with Caritas Macau for Elderly with Dementia
Benefitting Over 500 Patients and Caregivers for Building a Dementia-friendly Society
May 26, 2021
MGM collaborated with Accessible Travel Agency of Caritas Macau to organize the “Golden Lion Tour for Elderly with Dementia”, taking dementia patients on a tour of MGM hotels and Macau’s major attractions.
MGM cares for the underprivileged and other people in need for the promotion of an inclusive society. Last year the Company joined hands with Caritas Macau to organize a training program for Golden Lion Volunteer Team members to learn how to take care of people diagnosed with dementia, so they would become more well-equipped for a wider range of volunteering service. With the same good cause, MGM recently collaborated with Accessible Travel Agency of Caritas Macau to organize the “Golden Lion Tour for Elderly with Dementia”, taking dementia patients on a tour of MGM hotels and Macau’s major attractions. Held from May till November, the tour allows dementia patients to appreciate new wonders and revisit old places in the company of family members, staff of elderly care centers and MGM volunteers. MGM hopes that this innovative program, with an estimation of 500 people participating, will enrich the lives of dementia patients and their caregivers. It is also part of the Company’s effort to increase public awareness of their needs and step up the initiative to build a dementia-friendly society.
The “Golden Lion Tour for Elderly with Dementia” program was kicked off at the Spectacle of MGM COTAI. It was attended by guests of honor including Hon Wai, Director of Social Welfare Bureau of the Macao SAR; Lo Iek Long, Director of the Health Bureau; Chong Cheok Ip, Head of Licensing and Inspections Department of Macao Government Tourism Office; Paul Poon, Secretary General of Caritas Macau; Philip Yuen, Service Director of Caritas Macau; Judy Chiang, Deputy Service Director of Caritas Macau; Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM; and Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM. They chatted amiably and took photographs with the 25 participants of the first group tour, and everyone was impressed by the Sea Odyssey show presented by MGM. After enjoying their lunch at a restaurant of MGM COTAI, the participants also visited several attractions in Cotai.
Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM, said, “Determined to bring many more innovative services to the Macau community, MGM always strives to help building a dementia-friendly community with different sectors of the society. In addition to co-organizing a training program on taking care of people diagnosed with dementia last year, MGM and Caritas joined forces again to present the “Golden Lion Tour for Elderly with Dementia” this year. The program aims to delight the elderly patients and their caregivers and help to reduce their stress in everyday life. Moving ahead, we will organize a series of dementia awareness programs this year to bring additional warmth and support to the patients and their caregivers.”
The “Golden Lion Tour for Elderly with Dementia” is a themed tour that takes patients and caregivers from 11 elderly care centers of Caritas Macau on a tour of either the Macau peninsula or Cotai. It will be held once a week, bringing the total number of tours to 37. Those joining the “Macau tour” will be able to appreciate the cylindrical MGM Aquarium at the Grande Praça of MGM MACAU; participants of the “Cotai tour” will enjoy the Sea Odyssey show at MGM COTAI. The group tours will also take in the city’s other attractions, including Handover Gifts Museum of Macao, Macao Museum, Macau Fisherman's Wharf, Ruins of St. Paul’s, A-Ma Temple, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and Chapel of Our Lady of Penha.
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.
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.
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