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Youth in the Nursing Home 养老院为啥住进了年轻人

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ID: 4120 Upper Intermediate
With one of the fastest aging population in the world (an estimated 240 million over 60 years old), old age homes in China have become a reality for many elderly. While old folks face loneliness and affordability issues, private nursing home operators face rising operating costs. News about a private nursing home in Hangzhou not only addresses these challenges with its new business model but another challenge in China right now - young people cannot afford costly home rents. 作为世界上人口老龄化速度最快的国家之一(60岁以上估计已有2.4亿人口),中国的养老院已成为许多老年人的归宿。 一方面老年人面临孤独和负担能力问题,另一方面私人养老院经营者面临着不断上升的经营成本,成为养老事业的难题。 杭州一家私人疗养院的新措施,不仅以其新的商业模式解决了这些难题,而且也解决中国正面临的另一个挑战 - 年轻人无力承担昂贵的房屋租金。 作為世界上人口老齡化速度最快的國家之一(60歲以上估計已有2.4億人口),中國的養老院已成為許多老年人的歸宿。一方面老年人面臨孤獨和負擔能力問題,另一方面私人養老院經營者面臨著不斷上升的經營成本,成為養老事業的難題。 杭州一家私人療養院的新措施,不僅以其新的商業模式解決了這些難題,而且也解決中國正面臨的另一個挑戰 - 年輕人無力承擔昂貴的房屋租金。
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
盘活 pánhuó revitalize
人气 rénqì popularity; personality; character
短板 duǎnbǎn short stave of the barrel (which allows the contents to escape); (fig.) shortcoming; weak point
民营 mínyíng privately run (i.e. by a company, not the state)
盘活了闲置的床位资源,为养老院增添了活力和人气,还有助于补上养老服务的短板。
pánhuó le xiánzhì de chuángwèi zīyuán ,wèi yǎnglǎoyuàn zēngtiān le huólì hé rénqì ,hái yǒuzhùyú bǔ shàng yǎnglǎo fúwù de duǎnbǎn 。
Revitalise idle beds, liven up nursing home and also help to relieve the shortcomings of nursing home services.
近日,杭州一家民营养老院“迎来”一批年轻人的新闻引发热议。
jìnrì ,Hángzhōu yī jiā mínyíng yǎnglǎoyuàn “yínglái ”yī pī niánqīngrén de xīnwén yǐnfā rèyì 。
Recently, the news of a group of young people in a nursing home in Hangzhou has become a hot topic.
原来,这家养老院推出了“陪伴是最长情的告白”志愿服务项目,年轻人可租住养老院的部分房间,月租仅三百元,但每人每月要为老人提供二十小时的志愿服务。
yuánlái ,zhè jiā yǎnglǎoyuàn tuīchū le “péibàn shì zuì chángqíng de gàobái ”zhìyuàn fúwù xiàngmù ,niánqīngrén kě zūzhù yǎnglǎoyuàn de bùfen fángjiān ,yuè zū jǐn sān bǎi yuán ,dàn měirén měiyuè yào wèi lǎorén tígōng èrshí xiǎoshí de zhìyuàn fúwù 。
It turned out that this nursing home launched the "Companionship is the most long-lasting" volunteer service project. Young people can rent rooms in the nursing home for a monthly rent of only 300 yuan, but each person must provide 20 hours of volunteer service for the elderly every month.
此事一传开,很多人觉得挺新鲜。考察一番发现,这个创意有三个可取之处。
cǐ shì yī chuánkāi ,hěnduō rén juéde tǐng xīnxiān 。kǎochá yīfān fāxiàn ,zhège chuàngyì yǒu sān ge kěqǔzhīchù 。
As soon as news of the matter spread, many people felt the idea was refreshing . And if we look deeper, this idea has three benefits.
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