Quincy seniors celebrate Lunar New Year
By Ling-Mei Wong
Chinese seniors, caretakers and elementary school students rang in the Lunar New Year at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Quincy on Feb. 21.
Kindred residents enjoyed an Asian buffet dinner and received personalized Chinese calligraphy with lucky phrases from Mike Mei, President of the Chinese American Fine Arts Society. Ivy’s After School Dance put on three traditional Chinese dances, performed by its female students. Kristin Moy played the yangqin or a hammered Chinese dulcimer.
The senior citizens enjoyed playing with visiting pets. A total of three rabbits, three birds, two tortoises and a lizard were petted and hugged by children and grownups alike.
Part of the Kindred facility is the Jade Villa, a 50-bed unit designed to meet the needs of the region’s growing elderly Asian community. Jade Villa includes Asian nurses and nursing assistants as well as a Chinese chef. For more information, please visit www.quincyrehab.com.
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