Reflections from Spring Passion Summer Camp 2017

Mou-Ying Chan, Camp Participant

Mrs. Mou-Ying Chan puts on a broad smile as she passionately shows me around 105 Gibson Centre. Mou-Ying has familiarized herself in just six weeks after joining the Spring Passion Senior Summer Camp. Immigrated to Toronto 30 years ago, she lives in leisure after having brought up her children as well as grandchildren. She spends her time watching TV at home, not going out much, until her daughter’s former colleague invited her to the Senior Camp.

Among all the activities, she enjoys Praise Dance the most as she exercises while listening to inspirational hymns and draws herself closer to the Christian faith. She has learned to give thanks often from the Senior Camp.

She loves the many group activities and extended her special thanks to Pastor Monica and all the volunteers involved for their warm welcome and detailed organization. Clearly, Mou-Ying had a wonderful summer at 105 Gibson!

Mr. and Mrs. Law, Camp Participants

我和太太多年前移民多倫多,現在孩子已經長大,我們夫婦已退休多年,我們住在士嘉堡東面,交通不方便,自己又不開車,附近有文化中心,但收費昂貴近百元一個課程,沒有參加。平時和太太在附近散步,大部份時間留在家裡。去年暑假我們參加了豐盛生命系列舉辦的四天長者日營,感到很喜歡。今年我們也參加了七至八月逢周二及四全日制的活力長者營,內容更多采多姿,有健體身,講座及手工藝,還提供美味午餐和接送,義工們親切又和藹,我們夫婦非常享受日營每個環節,並認識了一群背景相仿的朋友。每星期都期待能回中心見朋友,生活很充實和愉快!

很感謝中心各位工作人員及義工,在金錢、時間和才能上無私的付出,盡心盡意的策劃周詳,照顧我們長者的需要,讓我們感受到尊重和厚愛,這份愛如溪水般源源不絕的充滿了中心,與其他地方不一樣,源頭來自哪裡?我們深受感動!活力長者日營即將結束,愿能繼續參加中心的豐盛生命課程,延續友誼及豐富生活!

Mrs. Tsui, Camp Participant

Mrs. Tsui is a 94 year old lady with small but intelligent eyes. Due to her weak hearing, our conversation was conducted by writing on paper. She is particularly fond of attending the medical and health talks at 105 Gibson Centre as she finds them very helpful and informational. She often leaves home at 9 am and stays at the Centre for activities until well after 4 pm. Feeling tired from going out for such long time, she seriously wishes the Centre has a place for her to nap!

Praise Dance is her favourite exercise here. Singing hymns while dancing brings her great peace and joy. She greatly appreciates all the volunteers at the Centre for their loving care, and the staffs for their efficiency in organizing the programs and activities. Having been a Christian for more than 60 years, Mrs. Tsui is most enthusiastic to share her faith with her friends. It is really amazing to see her in high spirits and her eyes shining with joy whenever she talks about her faith!