This weekend our club organized an event for the elderly at a local assisted living center. The center, Palvelutalo Cecilia, is located in Vuosaari, Helsinki and it is operated by HelsinkiMissio.
Originally, it was a visiting speaker from HelsinkiMissio who gave us the inspiration for this kind of an event.
As a program we had two dancers from the rock’n’roll dance club Comets showing their top-notch dance skills to the swingy music of 1950s. Their lively show brought smiles on many faces and definitely lifted the moods.
We also did some singing together accompanied by piano played by our club member. In the end our club members kindly handed out roses to everyone in the audience as a memory to take back to their apartments.
Between the shows our club members had a chance to mingle with the elderly. It is always enchanting to hear captivating stories by the older generations.
Our primary motive was to bring joy to the elderly and it was visible that we succeeded in doing so as the event was received very warmly by the residents. We, the Rotaractors, also had a wonderful time and got a valuable and positive experience to add to our club history!