YWCA pays respect to elders for Songkran

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The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center paid respect to senior citizens and brought them some support at a Songkran ceremony at the Banglamung Home for the Elderly.

Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai led the YWCA group to the nursing home April 10 for the traditional “rod nam dam hua” ceremony, in which scented water is poured gently on the palms of the elderly while asking for their blessings.

YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai (right) and YWCA members take part in the traditional “rod nam dam hua” ceremony at the Banglamung Home for the Elderly.YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai (right) and YWCA members take part in the traditional “rod nam dam hua” ceremony at the Banglamung Home for the Elderly.

Most of the elderly of the Banglamung Home either have no children or are separated from them for various reasons. Similar activities are held annually at the home.

The YWCA also provided lunch for the seniors and donated 300 medical kits worth a total 30,000 baht.

The atmosphere was lively with guests and staff entertaining the residents, who range in age from 60 to 80.

Members of the YWCA donated over 300 kits of needed items worth 30,000 THB to the elders of the home.Members of the YWCA donated over 300 kits of needed items worth 30,000 THB to the elders of the home.