[12th Anniversary] COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Out the Warmth of Humanity - Activity Department 病毒無情人有情

To celebrate the 12th anniversary of CCACC - ADHC, staff from different departments shared their most impressive and touching stories in the past 12 years. (ENG & CHN)


为庆祝欢乐日间保健中心成立12周年,欢乐各部门员工回忆这12年里的点点滴滴,记录下他们印象中最深刻的感人故事,特在这里与大家分享。 (中英文)



Activity Department


Governor Hogan ordered the closure of all public schools, bars, restaurants, and gyms starting from March 16th, 2020. Only grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, and other essential services remain open. This move made everyone panicked, especially the seniors as they felt more vulnerable than ever. They are afraid of leaving their homes and worry about their daily basic needs while they are at home. The management team of CCACC - ADHC has decided to close the center before the governor’s order so that they would have a functioning plan after the closure for the well-being of all the seniors and employees.


Without knowing whether the government would keep funding us after the center was closed, we decided to deliver meals to our seniors regardless; at the same time, our center also decided to pay employees according to their working hours, which was appreciated by all the employees and their family members relying on their employment. Our center first started delivering food every other day, and it gradually changed to a daily delivery system so that the seniors could enjoy hot meals every day. This is important for their nutritional health now more than ever and has been continuing for more than half a year.


I admire those of our staff who work in the front lines, and our center wouldn’t have such a good reputation without their dedication. Those front-line staff who return home after a long day of work must be disinfected properly. Seniors are at high risk of contracting viruses, and the front-line staff who serve these high-risk groups have to bear a lot of pressure especially now with PPE requirements. They are always worried that they may have been exposed to the virus at any time, and they must be very cautious all the time. If someone has been suspected of exposure to the coronavirus, they have to be isolated at home for 14 days. Understandably it would be scary and painful to experience all this pressure. Several ADHC staff have had this experience, but luckily, they were all false alarms in the end. After 14 days of quarantine, they all returned to work and continued operation at the front-line positions. It is hard for me to imagine how they lived their lives in these 14 days, but their stories from what they have experienced are very touching.



With the gradual follow-up of disinfection equipment, just a few months ago, the center began to approve more interactions with our seniors, such as opening some of our online activities like DIY, painting, English classes, health lectures, parties, and games. These activities also require the cooperation of front-line employees to deliver materials to seniors' homes so that they can participate in these online activities. Some seniors show tension and depression due to lack of social activities while staying at home for the past few months, but their mood and stability have improved greatly and their negative feelings are relieved after participating in these various activities. Therefore, some seniors and their families called our center to express their praise for our services. These praises are all inseparable from the dedication of front-line employees. Thank you for your dedication!




病毒無情人有情

——感謝堅守在一線崗位的歡樂員工們

活動部

2020年3月16日,政府下達了禁足的最高指令,關閉了所有的學校和大多數的機構和單位,只保留了生活必備品商店的局部正常營業。這個舉動讓每個人都人心惶惶、不知所措,特別是老年人,更是擔驚受怕。他們擔心禁足以後,自己滿足不了生活上的各種需求。而歡樂中心的領導團隊在這之前就考慮到了耆老和員工的安全,已經決定要關閉,與政府不謀而合,因此也早已有了關閉後的對策。

中心在不知道政府會不會撥款的情況下就決定了無論如何也要給耆老們送餐,不能讓他們餓著肚子;同時也決定了給員工按工作時間发工資,這樣的舉動也感染著所有的歡樂員工們。中心剛開始的時候每兩天送一次食物,漸漸地又改成天天送餐,讓耆老們每天都能吃上熱的新鮮的飯菜,這樣一直堅持下來已經有將近半年的時光了。

我非常敬佩那些堅守在一線的歡樂員工們,沒有他們的獻身精神,就沒有歡樂今日的口碑。這些一線的員工們在結束每一天的工作之後回到家中,都要好好地消毒一番。老年人是高風險人群,而服務這些高風險人群的一線工作者們心里就要承受很大的壓力,總會擔心不知何時何就有可能被傳染上病毒,他們每時每刻都要倍加小心。如果一旦不幸接觸到了病毒,還要在家隔離14天,這種壓力和痛苦是誰都不願意看到的。曾經就有幾位歡樂員工有過這樣的經歷,不過還好最後都是虛驚一場。在隔離14天之後,他們重返工作崗位,並且很積極正面地繼續堅守在各自的一線崗位。我很難想象他們這14天之內是如何過來的,但他們的經歷和最後的選擇很是讓人感動。

隨著疫情的逐漸好轉與消毒設備的跟進,就在四個多月前,中心也開始跟耆老們有了多一些的互動,比如在網上開辦一些手工藝班、繪畫教學、英文課程、健康講座、聚會遊戲等等。這些活動也需要一線員工的密切配合,把材料送到耆老們的家中,這樣他們才能夠參加這些網絡活動。耆老們長時間的禁足造成了緊張和抑郁,但在參加了這些各式各樣的活動之後心情都大有好轉,不良情緒得到了舒緩,因此對歡樂的服務也是讚不絕口,紛紛打電話來感謝。

這些讚揚全都離不開一線員工的奉獻,感謝有你們!感謝你們的獻身精神!


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