The Year of the Rabbit is around the corner. A special potluck was held this week to celebrate the festival in Qinan community of Xicheng District in Beijing.
Senior citizens and families from the community got together and shared their specialties at the potluck. Meanwhile, it was a great chance for them to share the secret of healthy living and longevity. Children from the community and volunteers gave a performance at the party, which added a festive atmosphere to the potluck.
The number of people aged 60 years and older in China crossed 167 million by the end of 2009, accounting for 12.5% of China's total population. Now, China is facing serious challenges posed by the aging population, including the "Empty Nest" syndrome.
According to a draft amendment to the country's law on elderly people, children of elderly parents are required to visit them regularly.