Residents play ping-pong at a fitness room in Guanshanhu district in Guiyang. CHEN YANG/FOR CHINA DAILY
Residential community offices in Guiyang, the capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, are making efforts to make residents have a greater sense of gain, happiness and security to meet their ever-growing needs for a better life.
The initiative is in response to the call of the local government to further optimize the system of basic public services and support for social welfare projects.
In May 2020, the Guiyang government put forward the building of "three-sense communities", which refers to communities providing a sense of gain, happiness and security.
Chen Yan, mayor of Guizhou, said the city will focus on the construction of "three-sense communities" this year and build 41 trial communities with good living environment and better services.
In Nanming district, for example, living environments have been greatly improved in communities under the jurisdiction of the subdistrict office of Xinhua Road, with the office pouring more resources into establishing new infrastructure and supporting facilities, expanding green areas and building cultural corridors.
The subdistrict office of Shuidong Road in Yunyan district has focused more on the improvement of hygiene and health services.
It has boosted cooperation between a community health center with an elderly day care center to provide more than 3,000 elderly residents with entertainment, rehabilitation, psychological counseling and other related services.
Shijicheng Street in Guanshanhu district has also made steady progress in developing "three-sense communities".
To enrich the spiritual and cultural life of local residents, the street office has built a 24-hour self-service library, which is to be open to the public for free later this month.
Locals enjoy an art exhibition in Guiyang. CHINA DAILY
The library has two floors covering a total area of 230 square meters. It will provide popular science, literature, politics and children's books, with a maximum storage capacity of 15,000 books, said Li Ling, deputy director of the street's social affairs service center. "The library will stimulate people's passion for reading and promote the sharing of culture. It will also enhance the public's cultural and ethical quality at the same time," Li added.
In addition to the library, the Shijicheng area also boasts a comprehensive cultural center, which has a basketball court, music studios and rooms for dancing and playing table tennis.
A total of 26 cultural and sports teams have registered and taken part in activities there, Li said.
Jiang Datang, a local resident, plays table tennis at the center every day.
"Before the rooms were put into operation, I had to go to the downtown area to find a place to play, which was very inconvenient," Jiang said. The 76-year-old was selected as the chairman of the Shijicheng table tennis association in 2015 when it was founded. Now, the association has more than 50 members.
A small health clinic was recently built at a square by Shijicheng Street, with the help of two community health centers and the Guiyang iKang Guobin Medical Center. The clinic is equipped with instruments for monitoring the heart, blood pressure and blood sugar. Doctors at the clinic will provide free services from Monday to Friday.