ST. JOHNS–St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation is encouraging persons, desirous of volunteering for a worthy cause, to join them on their once-monthly visit to St. Martin’s Home located in St. Johns Estate.
Tzu Chi volunteers visit St. Martin’s Home the last Sunday of each month to help spread cheer to the elderly residents, as well as to treat them to what the foundation refers to as its “royal treatment”, which includes gentle massages; changing the nail polishes of the ladies, combing their hair; simple exercises such as passing of balls, engaging in conversations with them, and to entertain them through, amongst other things, song, skits and inspirational stories.
The visits are intended to pamper and give loving care to the seniors, many of whom look forward to the regular visits. Volunteers, who are interested in the visits, will get a chance to share in the joy of helping to pamper seniors, which many current and past volunteers find very rewarding. The entire visit lasts for a duration of between one to two hours.
Visiting St. Martin’s Home is a long-standing and valuable tradition for Tzu Chi Foundation, which has been visiting seniors at the home for more than a decade now.
In addition to the monthly visits, the foundation also holds a special programme at the home every year on New Year’s Day, in which volunteers entertain clients and present gifts to every senior and staffer. A special cake is also cut and shared with all.
Persons, who would like to accompany the foundation on the visit, can contact Tzu Chi Commissioner Sandra Cheung at: [email protected]/* */ or call her at tel. 1 721- 586-3019.