Global aging is a highly foreseeable long-term trend and will drastically change the way that societies and economies work. Hondao Senior Citizen’s welfare Foundation established in 1995 addressed this issue by proactively changing the seniors and the public’s perception of the ageing while providing community service to enhance health of the seniors. Hondao aims to let seniors live in the happier and more dignified lives in their own homes and communities.

This project first took place in Xishi community which is located in Fuxing village in 2009. Last year, Xishi and four other communities established a Fuxing Elderly Community Alliance. Through their combination, the services were expanded and they all looking forward to the young people coming all over the world to participate in the work camp here.

In 2015, Xishi community will build an Elder Day-Care center, providing services on the basis of Maslow’s theory (Physiological needs, Safety needs, Love and belonging needs, Esteem needs, Self-actualization needs)for different needs of healthy elders. You can fully get along with elders in camp, attain to different cultural exchange through chat with them, design courses, held activities.

Aims:

1).    To take care of elderly living in the countryside lack of resources.

2).    To promote friendship/ understanding/ solidarity among local people and cross-national volunteers.

3).    To enrich local people international vision and create a local landmark in the community.

W:

1).  To paint and decorate the place of local Elder Day-Care center in Xishi Community.

2).  You will serve in the local Elder Day-Care center, doing things with elders like handicraft (ex: traditional bamboo broom, lion mask), stories sharing and preparing meals.

3).  In order to hold an activity of cultural event or elderly care during your stay, please prepare some performances, like dancing or singing, to have crazy fun with all the participants.

4).  Elderly Care: In order to realize how OLD is like, volunteers will have chance to take part in the Aging Simulation to sense how old is like.

A:

A 2-storey community center in Xishi community. Sleeping bag needed (You MUST bring it here by yourself, please) & food cooked by vols. Hot shower in local resident’s place, 5 minutes’ walk.

L:

A small & quiet township in Chunghua County, located in the middle of Taiwan which is 3.5 hours away from Tao-Yuan CKS International Airport by bus. Address: No.18-4, Xishi St., Fuxing Township, Changhua County 506, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Google map (Click to see the map)

LA:

Excursion, exchange parties with local people, eco-tourism (optional), etc.

SR:

We are keen to host volunteers for this project who have passion for the elderly and will to learn. You are welcomed to join us with an open mind to discover the differences in Taiwan through the culture and nature of Fuxing Elderly Community Alliance.

PF:

Free (Hondao will provide meals & accommodations). Volunteers should cover the transportation and living expenses by themselves during free schedule.

 

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