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Senior citizens compete in DOH dance contest
動起來決賽 員山阿公阿嬤奪金

Members of a club for seniors from Yilan County’s Yuanshan Township perform at a Department of Health dance competition in New Taipei City’s Sanchong District on Oct. 17.
宜蘭縣員山鄉的銀髮族俱樂部團員十月十七日於新北市三重區衛生署舉辦的舞蹈比賽表演。

Photos: Lai Hsiao-tung, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者賴筱桐

The Bureau of Health Promotion under the Department of Health held the final championship of a dance competition for senior citizens at the Sanchong Comprehensive Sports Field in New Taipei City on Oct. 17. Around 590 seniors took to the stage for the competition. Among the groups competing was the Dazhi Club for Seniors, which included a 101-year-old great grandfather named Huang Sheng-ta and his son Huang Shuang-hsi, 78, who sang and danced together on the same stage, garnering fervent applause from the entire audience.

Another group competing in the contest was the Yuanshan Vegetable and Fruit Club from Yilan County’s Yuanshan Township, which has four members over the age of 90. These grandfathers and grandmothers sacrificed their plans to travel abroad so they could participate in the contest. They woke up every day at 5:30am to practice for an hour and a half. They also made their own props and painted creative images of Turtle Island and rice noodles with fish balls, a local specialty, on their white fabric shoes to represent the local culture of Yilan. The group was awarded a gold medal, the competition’s highest honor.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

衛生署國民健康局舉辦「健康101阿公阿嬤動起來」全國總決賽,十月十七日在新北市三重區綜合體育館登場,共五百九十位長輩躍上不老舞台,其中,台北市大直銀髮歡樂隊,派出高齡一0一歲的「阿祖」黃盛達與七十八歲的阿公黃雙喜,父子攜手同台歡樂唱跳,贏得全場熱烈掌聲。

來自宜蘭縣員山鄉的「蔬香果樂員山隊」,有四位九十歲以上長者,阿公、阿嬤為了比賽,放棄原本出國旅遊的計畫,每天早上五點半起床練習,持續一個半小時,並親手製作道具,將當地特產魚丸米粉、龜山島等人文風光彩繪於白布鞋上,創意十足,奪得最高榮譽金牌獎。

(自由時報記者賴筱桐)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. senior citizen n. phr.

老年人 (lao3 nian2 ren2)

例: Does the movie theater have a discount for senior citizens?

(電影院有沒有敬老優待票?)

2. garner v.

獲得 (huo4 de2)

例: The stirring speech garnered everyone’s attention.

(激動人心的演說獲得大家矚目。)

3. prop n.

道具 (dao4 ju4)

例: Aside from a chair and a desk, the minimalist set of the play calls for no other props.

(除了一把椅子與一張書桌,話劇的簡約布景不需其他道具。)


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