Age-friend Cities

Move to Main Area

Font:

Sitemap  Chinese  Home  :::
Age-friendly Cities
facebook google plus twitter RSS Forward Print
E Touch from Taichung City
E Touch from Taichung City has participated in the “Senior Citizen Dance Contest” initiated by Hondao Senior Citizen’s Welfare Foundation for seven years in a row and won the championship in the preliminary contest in Taichung City four times. On September 1, it participated in the central-area “2014 Dance Contest” held by the Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare (HPA) where it won admission to the national finals.
 
The elderly acted as three tenors.
 
“Emerging Location” of E Touch has represented Taichung City in the national finals several times, including one held in the Taipei Arena in 2011, one held in Kaohsiung Performance Venue in 2012, and one held in the Taipei International Convention Center in 2013.
 
E Touch allowed the elderly to arrange, direct and perform their own dramas and complete their dreams and personal stories of life through the Life Retracing and Dream Building Group Plan, making every performance full of new creativity and ideas. E Touch was invited in 2012 to participate in the performance of “Senior on Broadway” at Taipei Arena. In 2013, it took part in the senior citizen health dance contest and was runner-up in the sub-health group.
 
E Touch actively led the elderly to participate in the dance show training program-1.
 
This year, E Touch practiced the senior citizen dance show based on the theme of “Build Dreams; Pass down Traditions”. The elderly acted as “three tenors” and integrated cross-generation children and elders to pass down rhythmic storytelling, Huangmei Opera, and folk games.
 
E Touch actively led the elderly to participate in the dance show training program-2.
 
When four elders aged over 90 as well as elders aged over 80 performed on the stage, two children were featured  dancing with the elderly. These two children were grandchildren who accompanied their grandfathers during the summer vacation; another “dark-skin” child of African Nigerian nationality was brought by his parents who came to Taiwan to visit special children.
 
E Touch actively led the elderly to participate in the dance show training program-3.
 
“Emerging Location” of E Touch provided phone greetings, caring visits, health promotion activities, and meal services based on “love” and also actively led the elderly to participate in the dance show training program.
 
E Touch actively led the elderly to participate in the dance show training program-4.
 
Most of the elderly in Emerging Location were retied military and family members from military villages. They experienced the war and sorrow for departure and death, which entitled them to assign blame to everything and feel helpless. However, they regained vitality after joining the show and became healthy and content, making the wisdom and honor of life bloom on their faces.
 
E Touch has represented Taichung City in the national finals several times.
 
Experiencing several battles in the past, 85-year-old Wang, Yu-Lin was a retired colonel. After leaving the army, he underwent the death of his mother who lived in Mainland China, a car accident which broke his spouse’s spine, and the death of his son due to a car accident and finally suffered from severe depression. Wang, Yu-Lin said that he once wanted to die since he suffered a lot from his difficult life.
 
E Touch allowed the elderly to arrange, direct and perform their own dramas and complete their dreams.
 
Later, Wang, Yu-Lin joined the care site of E Touch and actively participated in every activity and contest, which turned him into a positive person instead of a depressed and old one. He started to teach children rhythmic storytelling and to produce English texts of rhythmic storytelling.
 
Wang retrieved the peak of his life, showed his passion and vitality compared to young people, and regained his high-spirited military nature. 92-year-old Liu, Shu-Hui has participated in the community elder care site for 10 years and has never been absent from any senior citizen dance contest.
 
Grey-haired Liu, Shu-Hui said that she took the shuttle bus and was never absent from the care site regardless of inconvenience in movement.
 
Grey-haired Liu, Shu-Hui said that she took the shuttle bus and was never “absent” from the care site regardless of inconvenience in movement. She would move and exercise whenever she had the chance. She said that in addition to the exercise with elderly members, the care site provided “Sudoku” brainstorming training, which allowed her to play with her children happily while chatting with them.

After reading, what do you think of this page?

Excellent Very good Fair Poor Very poor
to go back.