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Richmond non-profit celebrates seniors health with karaoke

The event also celebrated Mother’s Day by handing out flowers to attendees

Seniors of Richmond recently sang to their hearts’ content at a fair and luncheon promoting healthy and active living.

The Seniors Health Fair was organized by the Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) in partnership with the Jean Ip Foundation.

Almost 230 participants, including seniors ranging from 60 to 100 years old, came together on May 12 for a fun afternoon that also included games, yoga demonstrations and informative talks from the Alzheimer Society of BC. Attendees also got to measure their blood pressure at a booth by Shoppers Drugs Mart.

The event also included a Mother’s Day luncheon, where attendees received fresh flowers as a gift.

Organizer Clara Chow said the event had “profound meanings,” as it was RCCS’ first big dining event since the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also the first time they tried to incorporate karaoke into the event.

Most volunteers at the event were members of RCCS’s Active Living Seniors Group, some of which are over 80 years old, which Chow thought was “amazing.”

“They are seniors who are over 60, 70 and 80! But everyone is very energetic and of good spirit to serve the community,” said Chow, adding that RCCS hopes to turn the event into an annual affair.

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