In 12 October, the 2018 Double Ninth Festival Carnival, organized by Municipal Party Committee Bureau of Retired Veteran Cadres, Municipal Business Committee, Municipal Culture, Radio, Film and Television Press and Publication Bureau, and Communist Youth League Ningbo Municipal Committee, was held in No.4 Pavilion of Municipal Exhibition Center.
This carnival was in the theme of “Yong Glows Silver Age, Warm Double Ninth Festival”, hairdressing, classic photographing, calligraphies and painting among other elderly care services, financial consulting, health care consulting for the elderly, science knowledge publicity, volunteer sign-up and display of excellent programs were provided for old cadres, and the fun game experience and practical product selection were arranged, which were very popular among the aged.
The Communist Youth League Committee and the Municipal Volunteer Service Guidance Center organized and enrolled young volunteers from Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, Ningbo City College of Vocational Technology to provide volunteer service for this exhibition event, advertised and showed the WE volunteer service platform for the old-age citizens, promoted the services respecting and helping the elderly that are organized by Ningbo’s volunteer service organizations, and organized these elderly volunteer service organization to provide the aged with site services. In the morning, the member of Municipal Standing Committee and the secretary of Organization Department Zhong Guanhua visited the pavilion, asked the particular information about the situation of building old-age volunteer team and providing the services respecting and helping the elderly, and encouraged the volunteer service team.
On the event site, some of these volunteers in red vests guided and diverted the traffic flow at the entrance, some helped swiping at the check-in point, some provided assistance in the entrance lounge, some distributed prizes at the awarding office, some gave water to the old cadres who were taking a rest in the leisure tea bar, while some guided funny games for “Garbage Classification”, “Electronic Table Tennis”, “Simulation Fishing”, “Electronic Darts” and calligraphies and paintings booths in the amusement activity area, ensured that old cadres happily received health charity clinics, tasted tea, observed calligraphies and paintings, and played funny games, and accompanied old cadres to spend a unforgettable Double Ninth Festival ahead.
Ningbo We Volunteer Service Platform and Ningbo Yinzhou District “Silver Nest Elderly Care” volunteer service project were exhibited in the Double Ninth Festival Carnival.
Ningbo We Volunteer Service Platform is a one-network two-terminal volunteer service management platform that integrates professional sign-up, job posting, supply and demand referrals, service records, organization management, education and training, intelligent matching, and bilingual language, which was officially go-live in October 2016. To date, We Volunteer Service Platform has over 2,140,000 real-name registered volunteers, has generally attained the goal of specialized development, project-based operation, intelligent referrals, and social mobilization, endeavored to create the “taobao.com” of volunteer services, old cadres can find and take a suitable volunteer service work on We volunteer platform and spread the positive energy.
Silver Nest Future, Active Elderly Care Welfare Project (“Silver Nest”) was jointly initiated by the post-95s female college student Li Jinghui and universities, which was officially founded in July 2015. Silver Nest Welfare is aimed at the spiritual and cultural needs of the aged for elderly care, provides the community, nursing home and other institutions with customized course services, in order to achieve “old steeds make some differences in old age, old men and young men support each other to in turn make the aged enjoy the sunset life”. Currently, more than 30 community old-age universities are established, over 2,500 course activities are delivered, free cultural education and quality development services are provided to more than 30,000 elderly persons, more than 5,900 sons and daughters of migrant workers have been given free access to study opportunity, and more than 4,350 elderly persons have reintegrated into the society. They took own actions to contribute 6 primary schools for sons and daughters of migrant workers and 8 universities for the aged. And this project has driven 15,000 college students to participate in volunteer services, with more than 750,000 hours of volunteer services.
It is reported that this event was held in four sessions, more than 1,300 to-be-retired cadres from authorities directly under the municipal government, retired cadres above the deputy-general level, and old cadres from some department or provincial units participated in this event. Ningbo’s outstanding intangible cultural heritage projects were also exhibited on site, including “Sheng Yang Tai” Ningbo style moon cakes, “Zhao Da You” Ningbo style rice cakes, “Wang Sheng Da” traditional grain and oil processing, “Dong Xiang Mao” Ningbo style roasted seeds and nuts and manmade Maci, allowing these old cadres to watch, experience, taste and feel the charm of intangible cultural heritages in Ningbo, and protect, inherit and promote the intangible cultural heritages.