Small help leads to huge improvement: Nail care for the elderly
Bending forward and trimming toenails is simple for most people. However, for weak elderly with deteriorating eyesight, this is an arduous task which they cannot complete. They can only cut their toenails roughly or simply let them grow, causing long and brittle toenails, or even inflammation and swollen toes, and in the end difficulties in walking. To help elders alleviate the issue, Swire Properties Community Ambassador partnered with professional pedicurists volunteered at the Association’s Ming Yue District Elderly Community Centre recently and provided nail services for elderly singletons and doubletons living in the Eastern District.
5 volunteers provided mani-pedi for 20 service users at the elderly centre. They were loving and considerate. Even if the elderly suffered from fungal nail infection, they showed no disgust, but gave professional and tender treatment. It was rare for the elderly to have pedicures, so they enjoyed the service and were happy to have good-looking toenails. Thanks to the Swire Properties, 24 volunteers joined the event. They accompanied the elderly and killed time with mini-games and mobile apps tutorial.
Affected by the pandemic, most elderly stayed at home for most of the time. Taking advantage of this event, a digital workshop was organised and conducted by the volunteers. Elderly learnt how to operate tablets and use popular messaging application to keep in touch with the outside world and avoid social isolation.