The Healing Power of Singing: A Voice of Health

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At the heart of this year's Chung Wah Community Care (CWCC) Longevity Luncheon was a moment that captured everyone's heart. Ninety-year-old Mr. Luc took the stage at the "Chung Wah's Got Talent" show, delivering a performance that was nothing short of magical. Singing "念亲恩," a Cantonese ballad that explores the depths of parental love, he infused every note with a lifetime of memories, leaving the audience in awe. The room burst into applause, celebrating his singing prowess and the indomitable spirit that shone through.

Born in southern Vietnam to parents from Guangdong, China, Mr. Luc's life has been a rich tapestry of experiences. From his early days fascinated by watches to running a successful business, his journey took a dramatic turn with the outbreak of the Vietnam War. Facing new challenges, he led his family to safety, eventually finding a new home in Australia. This move began a new chapter filled with hard work, resilience, and the warmth of the community at CWCC.

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Despite facing lung cancer at 73, Mr. Luc discovered singing as a powerful form of recovery. It became more than just a hobby; it was a lifeline. Singing brought physical healing and emotional solace, proving to be a catalyst for joy and connection in his life. With its deep breaths and heartfelt expressions, the act of singing became a testament to Mr. Luc's resilience and a source of inspiration for all.

For Mr. Luc and many seniors, singing is not just an art; it's a bridge to well-being, fostering emotional release, cognitive engagement, and social interaction. It's a celebration of life's journey, embracing culture and community. Mr. Luc's story is a beautiful reminder of the power of music to uplift spirits, connect hearts, and enrich lives, regardless of age.

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Together with his wife, Mr. Luc enjoys the enriching activities at the Balcatta Community Hub, where the CWCC's warm service, cultural understanding, and diverse offerings like singing and mahjong fill their golden years with joy and companionship.

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Chung Wah has been servicing the WA community since 1909, dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Moreover, Chung Wah CC has 40 years of professional care experience helping seniors and people with disabilities improve their well-being and better integrate into the community. This year's theme, "Celebrating Our Cultural Strands," reflects our 40 years of commitment to understanding, integration, and moving forward together for a more harmonious and better community for all.

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