Alamubarg Subdistrict Launches Campaign to Help Seniors
    2013-03-07 11:23:41     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Duan

The Beiyuan Residential Community of Alamubarg Sub district, Yining city, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has launched a "Respect the Old, Love the Old and Help the Old" campaign to resolve elderly residents' difficulties.

The residential community helped two senior residents, Lu Kaihua and Wang Guoqing, apply for subsidies through the local commission on aging. The two seniors come from low-income families, and Lu has suffered from an illness for years.

They expressed their sincere thanks to the community and the government when they received the subsidies from Ma Xin, Party secretary of the community, Mao Judan, head of the Beiyuan neighborhood committee, and employee Hao Xiuzhen.

To respect, love and help the old is a traditional virtue of Chinese people. Thus, the Alamubarg Sub district has always made helping the elderly a core part of its work. The labor resources and social insurance department of the subdistrict recently arranged for 18 retirees to visit the railway station, Yili River Bridge and Sayram Lake to see the changes that have taken place in the Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture.

The work committee of the subdistrict Communist Youth League organized volunteers to visit the homes of senior citizens to perform for and chat with them as well as to help them with their housework.

Beiyuan community organized free physical checkups for 600 individuals, services for elderly people with no families or empty-nesters on 57 occasions. They also helped the elderly with housework or other tasks 190 times and set up entertainment rooms, exercise rooms, a library and a dining hall.

"The community should carry out various activities and services to educate people to respect, love and help the old," said Wang Yonggang, secretary of work committee of subdistrict Communist Youth League. (Source: Yang Kemao, Tuo Xiuzhen, reporter of the publicity department of the Yining Municipal Party Committee.)

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