Visiting an Elder People’s Home with Christmas Spirits (Japan)
On Sunday, December 15, the Yokohama 87 Club Pack and Beaver Colony visited an Elderly Home in Totsuka (Yokohama), located at a neighborhood activity area of the group, and enjoyed an exchange of Christmas spirits together with residents of the home.
This is a small home for about 20 people, and it was the first time place to visit by the scouts. They have performed a Christmas story play, sang a song of Christmas, a supporting dance and song for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games event, "Paprika", and a song of "Small World" with sign language.
The elderly residents of the home were very pleased with the visit of the young children, and they also enjoyed imitating hand gestures in sign language songs with action and sang Christmas songs together with the scouts. (You can see the video of "Paprika" which was performed at the group’s Christian meeting after the visit.)
Social contact with the elderly is a service to the community in which even young children can take action.
*** Service Hours : 33 persons X 1.0 hour = 33 person-hours
（Reported on behalf of Yokohama 87 Group）