An Aspen Asia Initiative
There is an ever-increasing need to care for the elderly who either have no families or have been abandoned, neglected or even maltreated by their families.
Since 1968, Hong Kong’s Wah Hong Home for the Elderly (WHH) has been providing residential care services to 48 underprivileged single elderly citizens. Most of these pensioners suffer moderate to severe levels of physical or cognitive impairment.
On 16 January 2020 the Aspen Asia team escorted fourteen WHH residents in their wheelchairs to enjoy a dim sum lunch in a restaurant close to the Home. The seniors were delighted to be met by the team and to be given an opportunity to leave WHH – a rare experience due to the limited availability of resources. Besides, Chinese New Year was fast approaching and the group lunch also represented a blessing for the upcoming new year.
The elderly enjoyed an afternoon of fun, friendly chats and the kindness shown to them by the Aspen team. They were particularly appreciative of the dim sum meal which is generally not served to them at WHH as well as the donations of aqueous cream which would serve them well in the chilly weather.