CEM holds Rummikub Competition to raise awareness for dementia
15 October 2022, Macau
To celebrate its 50th anniversary and raise public awareness and care for the elderly and people with dementia, Companhia de Electricidade de Macau - CEM, S.A. (CEM) has joined hands with the Macao Youth Federation and the Macao Federation of Trade Unions to organize the Rummikub Competition at the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf Convention and Exhibition Centre on 15 October. Along with the event, a charity bazaar was set up at the venue, products include the 50th anniversary special edition souvenirs, eco-friendly tote bags, umbrellas, folders and face mask folders. All the proceeds without deduction of expenses will be donated to Macau Alzheimer’s Disease Association (MADA), the beneficiary of the event.
The Rummikub Competition was divided into the Middle School Group and the Open Group. Overwhelming enrollments were received for both groups. 70 teams from 37 middle schools signed up for the Middle School Group and approximately 400 people for the Open Group. 320 players were decided by random draws. The oldest among the participants was a 91-year-old lady Ms. Ao Ieong, which shows that the game is suitable for all ages.
The competition was held in the morning for the Middle School Group and in the afternoon for the Open Group. Competition for each group was conducted in three phases: preliminary, semi-final and final. After tense battles, the winners of each group were announced. Guests attending the award ceremony included: Sam Iat Kuong, Vice Director of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; Choi Man Cheng and Addy Chan, Director and Vice Director of Macao Youth Federation; Lei Wai In and Wu Jianwei, Vice-Chairs of MADA; Cecilia Nip and Jaclyn Iun, Director and Senior Manager of CEM Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications Office.
In the award ceremony, Cecilia Nip from CEM, addressed in her speech that the company has been committed to bringing fun to citizens of different age groups by holding various activities, embodying its corporate slogan of “Powering Forward” with action. The Rummikub Competition, which was open to people of different age groups, was especially meaningful. CEM hopes to bring out the message of maintaining our brains active, so as to delay and prevent dementia. In addition, we hope the society will care more for the disadvantaged, as an amicable community can make life more comfortable for dementia patients and their caregivers.
Lei Wai In and Wu Jianwei, Vice-Chair of MADA, expressed their gratitude to CEM for the enthusiastic support and donating the funds from the event to the association. They will make good use of the resources to actively expand their work related to dementia. Macau is also facing the situation of continuous aging of the population and increasing cases of dementia. Dementia has become a very important issue in Macau society. Although advanced age is an important risk factor for the onset of dementia, it does not necessarily mean that dementia will be developed at an older age. More and more evidence show that the risk of dementia can be reduced by improving lifestyles, such as a balanced diet, proper exercise, more brain training and active social activities, etc. The Rummikub Competition is a good publicity for dementia, which can attract the attention of the society.
The participating middle schools included: Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College, Saint Paul School Macau, Lingnan Middle School, Escola Luso-Chinesa Técnico-Profissional, Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary School, Santa Rosa de Lima (Chinese Section), Colégio Diocesano de São José (3 Escola), Colégio Diocesano de São José (5 Escola), Colégio Diocesano de São José (5 Escola, English Section), Colégio Diocesano de São José (6 Escola, Chinese Section), Colégio Diocesano de São José (6 Escola, English Section), the Affiliated School of the University of Macau, Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai, Kao Yip Middle School, Escola Secundária Pui Va, Lou Hau High School Macau, Macau Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School, Macau Baptist College, Sacred Heart Canossian College, Sacred Heart Canossian College (English Session), Our Lady of Fatima Girls’ School, Fong Chong School of Taipa, Escola Tong Nam, Ilha Verde Secondary School of the Macau Commercial, Colégio Mateus Ricci, Escola Oficial Zheng Guanying, Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, The International School of Macao, Saint John de Brito School, Saint John de Brito School (English Section), Pui Ching Middle School, Instituto Salesiano, Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle School, Escola Xin Hua, Kwong Tai Middle School Macau, Keang Peng Middle School, Yuet Wah College.
Winners of each group are listed as follows:
Middle School Group
Awards and prizes
Awards and prizes
|Champion: MOP2,000 and a trophy
|Pui Ching middle School
Lei Sin Ieong
|Champion: MOP3,000 and a trophy
Iong Chi Hong
1st runner-up: MOP1,500 and a trophy
|Lou Hau High School Macau
Hong Chan Hei
|1st runner-up: MOP2,000 and a trophy
Choi Pou Si
|2nd runner-up: MOP1,000 and a trophy
|St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5 (English Session)
|2nd runner-up: MOP1,500 and a trophy
Hoi Un Si
|Merit Award: MOP500
|St. Joseph Parish Secondary School No. 5 (Chinese Session)
Sam Seng Chon
|Merit Award: MOP1,000
Chan Ngai Hang
|Keang Peng School
Chan Tik Fei
Tong, Si Man
|The Affiliated School of the University of Macau
Chan Ka Io
Leong Weng Cheong
|Pui Va Middle School
Hui I Chon
Ng Ka Man
|Sacred Heart Canossian College
Si Weng In
Che Weng Heng
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