The New Normal: Delivering hope to elders in isolation

Equipped with emojis, volunteers and Sunny the dog, Henry Liu delivers groceries to seniors in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

Henry Liu, community engagement program manager at Interim Community Development Association, fills grocery bags along with a team of volunteers.

From organizing mahjong games to sending pictures of his dog, Sunny, on WeChat, Henry Liu tries to make seniors feel young again. Liu, a program manager with a nonprofit that serves primarily Chinese elders, is faced with a new set of challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and anti-Chinese sentiment. When the pandemic hit, Liu started delivering groceries to elders, connecting isolated seniors to essential needs. 

 


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