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Secret ‘Curtain code’ helps elders in Beijing reach out to their community

Sunday marks Seniors’ Day in China. Caring for the elderly can be challenging for family members, but in Beijing, a neighborhood has come up with a solution. 20 households from a community have joined a “curtain pact” to help senior residents, especially those who live alone. Seniors will work in pairs and deliver messages by pulling a curtain. If something goes wrong, the paired neighbor will go to check and offer help.

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