Watsons Water organised the first online visit to send care to the elderly
To reduce the risk of infection, YWCA’s Care & Attention Homes for the Elderly have suspended all visiting arrangements since the outbreak of COVID-19. With no visitors, life becomes dull. In order to entertain the elderly while keeping social distance, Watsons Water’s volunteers organised an online event, “Fun with the Elderly during the Fight against the Epidemic”, to celebrate the Senior Citizens Day with over 150 residents from the Association’s Wan Wah Care & Attention Home for the Elderly.
Elderly joined the online virtual meeting at different rooms in the Home for the Elderly on event day. Volunteers demonstrated how to exercise and improve blood circulation with simple hand moves. They encouraged the elderly to practice regularly, in order to maintain good health. Besides, volunteers conducted quizzes on superstars and tourist attractions, which the elderly were excited about and enjoyed very much. At last, each elderly received a gift pack with masks, drinks, and daily necessities. There were also blanket and lotion which can be useful in winter.
Virtual meeting is a brand new experience for the elderly and therefore they were all excited about the event. One of the participants praised the volunteers’ kindness and wished to meet them face to face after the epidemic. The Association is pleased that Watsons Water employed technology to serve the residents in the Home for the Elderly despite the constraints. The event brought laughter and warmth to those in need during the difficult time.