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The Activity Department of CCACC Adult Day Healthcare Center has organized many online activities for the elderly, hoping that the seniors can participate as much as possible to live a colorful life in the days of quarantine. Every Thursday, after the most popular Online Bingo game, Hsiaoyin Chen and Huixing Lu from the CCACC-ADHC Social Work Department will join the elderly online. Sometimes we talk about daily life or discuss current affairs. Sometimes we provide seniors with the latest epidemic and medical information. We have also invited experts from the University of Chinese Medicine to share how to maintain health at home.
This Thursday, our social work team organized a special online event "Childhood Memories: Sharing Old Photos and Stories." We particularly collected many old photos from our colleagues and supervisors in advance as a way to get to know our familiar friends from another perspective and hope everyone can enjoy a good time.
People in the provided personal or family photos are full of vigor. However, the character contour is blurry because of years. The characters in the photos are vaguely familiar after experiencing a rich and meaningful life. There were some wrong guesses which made it hard
to stop laughing.
From the photo-sharing event, we also learned the unfamiliar experiences of our familiar friends. For example, Hsiaoyin Chen, our nice and sweet social worker, used to be the main player of the basketball team in college and won many competition trophies. Ned Li, the senior consultant of CCACC-ADHC, shared his family photos more than 70 years ago with us. It turns out that Ned's father was once Mr. Hercules, and his mother was also a great swimmer. No wonder that Ned is still active in the basketball hall although he is over 70. The family tradition of keeping fit has been passed down. Shuchun Wang, a senior in CCACC-ADHC, also shared a family photo with 6 family members through the lens and told us the stories behind this photo taken in 1974.
Time flies between talking and laughing. Everyone said he has not given full expression of his views yet. We will meet next Thursday and continue to share more photos and childhood memories to spend another fun day!