Carers in the Pandemic

Carers in the Pandemic

Rita Kwan Social Worker of Yaumatei Multi-service Centre for Senior Citizens Ms Chin, aged 70, suffers from various diseases, including hypertension, chronic bronchitis, joint pain and osteoporosis, and has to attend regular medical follow-up consultations. Despite her old age and suffering from chronic diseases, Ms Chin needs to take care of her 73-year-old husband, who suffers from hypotension, diabetes, cataract and Parkinson’s disease. It takes Ms Chin extra care and efforts in taking care of her ...
A Perfect Life with Love

A Perfect Life with Love

“Palliative care makes a big difference. In my father’s last days, we were able to spend quality time with him. And with his wishes fulfilled, he left with no regrets.” Last year, Maso Lee lost his father Lee Foo to illness. Because of the blow he experienced at the time when his mother passed away suddenly, this time he chose to seek help from The Salvation Army “Palliative Care in Residential Care Homes for the ...
From receiving help to giving help

From receiving help to giving help

Sister Bonnie Sung The Salvation Army Hong Kong Island East Corps My name is Bonnie. My daughter studies at The Salvation Army Centaline Charity Fund School. Time flies. It’s been over a year since I knew The Salvation Army Hong Kong Island East Corps and my loving God on 14 July 2020. I remember the many hardships and unpleasant experiences that I had before I came to know the Corps: My beloved father passed away, ...
‘Restoration’ of Yeung-yeung

‘Restoration’ of Yeung-yeung

Yeung-yeung is our service user who is autistic and moderately mentally handicapped. He enjoys getting along with people, but he is not good at expressing his emotions and feelings, and communication barriers are sometimes inevitable. Especially when he insists on achieving something, he may take rather aggressive actions to reach his goals or express his discontent. That is why he may easily be distracted by some surrounding factors and socialising issues during his regular training, making ...
Heartfelt support for the autistic community

Heartfelt support for the autistic community

“In those days, I often asked myself ‘why I have so many social communication issues that others don’t seem to have? Am I abnormal?’” In his 40s, Fishball (alias) talked with us causally with a smile on his face. It seems incredible that 4 years ago he was completely different. “I was diagnosed with autism after the assessment”. Fishball recalled that he had not been able to interpret accurately what the others were trying to ...
Accompanying and Supporting Elderly Singletons

Accompanying and Supporting Elderly Singletons

According to the results of the 2016 Population By-census of the Census and Statistics Department, the number of elderly living alone has increased over 50% in the past 10 years, from 98,829 in 2006 to 152,536 in 2016. Elderly can be left behind and live alone for many reasons. 72-year-old Madam Tsang found herself all alone in Hong Kong after her husband passed away and her son moved abroad in 2021. Thankfully, she found support ...