We Adore You, Senior Citizens!
On 18th Dec, 2016, the World Mission Society Church of God held a concert at Waverley Valley Aged Care Centre in Glen Waverley. The concert was full of variety including an orchestral performance, children’s dance, Samoan dance, comic dance and vocal items. Furthermore, a warm message “We adore you senior citizens” displayed on a banner brought forth a cheerful atmosphere.
The Church of God visits many aged care centres throughout Melbourne to entertain senior citizens and deliver Mother’s love. It was a good opportunity for the residents of Waverley Valley Aged Care Centre to fill their day with joy and love through the one hour performance. The residents held cute love heart balloons and moved rhythmically with the songs. Enjoying the variety of performances, they clapped their hands, joyful smiles on their faces.
Heartfelt performance praised by many
Anna Mather, the Lifestyle Coordinator, said, “We’ve never had anything like this before. A whole lot of variety and most important is that it was heartfelt. It wasn’t just a performance that people do; it’s something that the church members wanted to do, and this comes from the heart. You can really feel it!”
The residents agreed and said, “The concert was amazing, marvellous! The kids’ dance was very cute.”
Sam, one of aged care workers, said, “Thank you so much for coming and putting on such a nice performance. I wish you would come next year. Old people really miss their community and society so your coming here is very appreciated. Thank you so much.”
At the end of the performance, volunteers from the Church of God interacted with the residents. They comforted them with warm words and gentle smiles resembling those of Heavenly Mother’s.
“All senior residents gain new strength to cope with whatever may happen in their life” , Cindy
Cindy, a violist from the Church of God, said “I could not much spend time with my parents since they are living overseas. Most of the senior citizens are precious parents of someone’s. I want them to know that they are still part of our society. I want them to feel that we love them, that Mother loves them. Also, through the event, I wish that all senior residents gain new strength to cope with whatever may happen in their life. Seeing them smiling and singing along, all the hours of preparation are worth while.”
The Waverley Aged Care Centre wants to build a good relationship with the Church of God and looks forward to regular concerts for its senior citizens. The Aged Care Centre presented the Church of God with a Certificate of Appreciation for holding such a wonderful end of year concert.