Hang Seng volunteers and elderly prepared narcissi for CNY
There are many typical flowers and plants for the Chinese New Year. One of the popular species is narcissus. Hang Seng Bank volunteers met a group of elderly before the New Year, and learnt how to prepare narcissi together. 20 volunteers from Hang Seng arrived in Chi Po Neighbourhood Elderly Centre and greeted the participating elderly in the morning. With simple introduction and warm-up game, they knew each other pretty well and were ready to take the challenge – preparing a pot of nice narcissi. After distributing the raw narcissi and the necessary tools, the elder volunteers from Y Farm instructed the participants to clean the surface of the raw narcissi, give them nice cuts, and fix them in suitable pots. The participants were also given feasible suggestions, to ensure they can raise beautiful and fragrant narcissi at home. The Association would like to thank Hang Seng Bank for organising this meaningful event. It does not only allow the members in the Neighbourhood Elderly Centre to interact with the volunteers from the corporate, but also embody the concept of active aging by the participation of the elder volunteers from Y Farm. We hope that more corporates will join us in the coming year, so as to provide a variety of programmes for our service users.