As the government of Suzhou started on Sept 15 to offer a senior courtesy card for citizens aged 60 and above, the authorities of the communities in SIP’s Huxi sub-district soon launched services to help local elderlies apply for the card.
The card integrates the functions of bank card and citizen card to entitle eligible citizens to admission to a wide range of services such as free bus ride.
The authorities of many communities in the sub-district had called local eligible seniors and sent messages to them to inform them about the card before the application was launched, and designated staff to help them apply for it in the offices of the community committees or at designated sites near their homes.
It is learnt that the Dushi Community alone saw about 250 people finishing their application on Sept 15.
September 16, 2021