Introduction

何邱梅 Mrs Yau Mui Ho 耆康社會長 Chairman of EPC

何邱梅 Mrs Yau Mui Ho
耆康社會長 Chairman of EPC

耆康社簡介

於四十年前,一羣華人創立了「英國西南區華人聯誼會」,把這裏的中國華人聯結起來;更於廿四年前,成立了我們現在的「耆康社」,而且平均團體成員每年都有上百人。我們的宗旨是希望他們都活得健康、快樂和有尊嚴。

耆康社除了每星期兩天提供一個可以讓長者共聚和娛樂的地方,也為他們提供翻譯服務,範圍包括社會福利、退休金、房屋輔助金,還有日常的書信和護照申請等。

耆康社經常舉辦節日聚餐和旅遊節目,亦時有舉辦一些運動、插花和書法班等,以增進長者身心和心靈上的健康。

這群長者曾為社會奉獻青春和血汗,為我們這一輩的英國華人創建了一條較為平坦的前路。

 

Introduction to Elderly People’s Club

The “Overseas Chinese Association (South West Region)” was established by a group of Chinese forty years ago, which has grouped our Chinese community in the south west area. Likewise, the Association has also founded the Elderly People’s Club twenty four years ago. Since then, the average number of members of the EPC has been over a hundred. We sincerely wish them good health, happiness and well being.

The club opens twice a week, providing lunch and as a drop-in information centre at the OCA venue, where the Chinese elders can gather and access various services via referral to authorities and agencies for health and social issues, particularly for those members who do not speak fluent English.

Other various activities are also organised, such as festival celebrations, exercise classes, day trips for sight-seeing and shopping, flower arrangement classes and Chinese calligraphy sessions, and more … This certainly would benefit their physical and mental well being.

The hard work of the Chinese elderly people has no doubt paved a way for our next generation.