Harbin providing more caring services for senior citizens
The city of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, introduced some activities on Sept 12 to help its senior citizens celebrate the upcoming Double 9, or Chongyang Festival, China’s first official festival for the elderly, on Oct 2 this year.
To support the initiative, supermarkets, rice stores, barbershops, local hospitals and charging outlets began providing free door-to-door service for the elderly in many communities and there were volunteers paying visits to nursing houses and empty nesters.
There will also be some cultural activities to enrich their lives, in late September.
Volunteers visiting the home of a woman who lives alone and chatting with her. [Photo/my399.com]
Harbin regained the honorary title of "National Civilized City" on Aug 21.
Harbin Economic and Development Zone recently issued measures for the innovative development of the industrial chain.
The Harbin area of China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone recently moved to streamline its small business licensing regulations to help stimulate the zone’s economy.
Heilongjiang province will leverage all its formidable array of natural advantages to develop its popular winter tourism.