Flying Seniors’ Tai Po Outing
Re-visiting Tai Po train station gives our elderly fond memories. It reminded them how they used to travel to Tai Po Market by the train when they were still kids. On 18 November, Flying Seniors Project Leader, Ambrose Ng and Teresa Lo, planned the Tai Po outing for the elderly from the Western District Elderly Community Center. A total of 12 elderly people from the Center joined with our 6 volunteers to first visit the Tai Po Railway Museum, followed by traditional Dim Sum lunch at nearby restaurant.
All the elderly arrived the Center by 9:30 a.m. and took the private coach to the Museum. Besides learning the history of the railway in New Territories, we each took the challenges to unsolved some of the mysteries by following the instructions provided by the Museum. Some of them also took another challenges by playing some games to win some prizes. After visiting the Museum, we walked to the a Chinese temple with structures built over many decades. Having enjoyed the sight-seeing, we all headed to the traditional Dim Sum restaurant for a delicious lunch.
A 78-year-old lady, Ms. Lee, said, “During COVID, I was living with my 98 year-old mother and had not been leaving my home. It was good to be able to meet people and visit the memorable places.” Another couple said, “the most wonderful surprise was to be able to have Dim Sum for lunch after the Outing.”