Golden Age Center celebrates its 45th Anniversary

The 45th anniversary banquet of the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center took place at China Pearl Restaurant on May 24. Board member Peter Chan and Ruth Moy received a citation from Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, presented by Sherry Dong of Tufts Medical Center. (Image courtesy of Ruobing Su.)

The 45th Anniversary banquet of the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GAC) took place at the China Pearl Restaurant on May 24. More than 380 guests attended the anniversary gala.

Formed in 1972, GAC serves Chinese elders in the greater Boston area. By providing services and programs such as nutritious meal delivery, adult day care and healthy aging initiatives, GAC works hard to help seniors to live independently at home for almost five decades. It maintains senior home Hong Lok House and offers services at Quincy Tower.

Emily Shea and Dr. Walter J. Lee were honored for their dedication and support for seniors. As Boston Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, Shea presented a citation from Mayor Marty Walsh recognizing GAC’s efforts for senior housing and services. The citation declared May 24 as Chinese Golden Age Center Day.

Dr. Lee has provided care as an internal medicine and primary care physician for more than 30 years. He currently serves on the GAC board of directors and sees patients at many nursing homes.

Three volunteers were honored with Community Service Awards: Xuexia Lin, Huaquan Liu and Philippina Loh.

Musician Hongwei Gao and his troupe performed Chinese folk music with Er’Hu and guitar, including “Horse racing” and “Homecoming.” Violinist Sarah Ji performed “Moon Night.

On the raffle took place at the end of the banquet, there are four cash winners. Their numbers are as following: No.  944 for $200, No. 858 for $300, No. 421 for $500 and No. 103 for $1,000.

(From left) Peter Chan Huaquan Liu, Philippina Loh, Xuexia Lin, Ruth Moy. (Image courtesy of Ruobing Su.)

Ruth Moy (third left) and Peter Chan (fourth left) are all smiles with guests. (Image courtesy of Ruobing Su.)

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