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Buddhist temple in Shanghai launches project for hospice care

Shanghai’s Jade Buddha Temple, a Buddhist temple with a history of more than 130 years, has launched a hospice care project ahead of the Double Ninth Festival, which falls on Sunday this year.

The Double Ninth Festival, also known as Chongyang Festival celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth month on the Chinese lunar calendar, is an occasion to care for and send blessings to the elderly throughout China.

All the 246 community health centers in Shanghai have launched such care services, serving a total of 11,600 people from Sept. 2019 to Aug. 2020 in the city, data from the municipal health commission showed.

“Shanghai, as a megacity, has an increasingly greying population. We believe the whole society should pay attention to hospice care under such circumstances,” said Juexing, abbot of the temple.

Read more in Shanghai Daily

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