Big Cities: Colin Boyd Shafer

Helping Hands

Many people enjoy the anonymity found in city living, but this also creates dangers for more vulnerable people like the homeless and elderly.

In Malaysia, an organization called Rice & Roses feeds the needy, paying particular attention to those living on the streets of Georgetown, Penang. The group of volunteers prepares meals and delivers them, and offers free education to street children.

In Tokyo, a community for senior citizens helps them cope with issues they encounter in their newly independent lives. Many senior citizens visit to consult about everyday worries and health concerns, from finding their air conditioner remote to the sharing the debilitating symptoms of dementia.

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