With modern society facing the problems of unequal distribution of medical resources and an increasingly elderly population, Yuanta has also taken a particular concern in the areas of medicine and health. The Group regularly organizes blood drives several times each year, sponsors medical research, supports care for people with dementia, and provides company for people at Mennonite Christian Hospital in Hualien. Yuanta Group subsidiary company Yuanta Life also holds quarterly activities focusing on the elderly. In 2017, these included sending a group of volunteers to the Dingpu Elderly Day Care Center in Tucheng to accompany and interact with the people there and take practical action to show that we care.
The Yuanta Cultural and Educational Foundation has worked with the Mennonite Christian Hospital for 11 years to take care of the elderly of Taiwan’s East Coast, including through donations of gifts for Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year feasts. Through such activities, we bring a little festive cheer to long-term patients unable to go home for the holidays. At each activity, dozens of Yuanta staff members worked as volunteers to help patients and their families celebrate the festive season. In 2017, such activities helped a total of 1,783 people.
"Yuanta Blood Donation Day" is based on the idea that "love makes life more abundant", and, in adherence with the concept of caring for society and sharing love, Yuanta encourages all Group employees to participate. The blood donation drives have expanded from once to three times per year, and the number of individual donors and bags donated have also increased. Over seven years of these activities, Yuanta has donated a cumulative total of 10,511 bags of blood.
Yuanta Life has planned a series of philanthropic activities focused on caring for the elderly and helping them create rich and enjoyable lifestyles. Both internal and contract staff from Yuanta Life formed a volunteer team and traveled to the Dingpu Elderly Day Care Center in Tucheng, New Taipei, to hold a variety of entertaining and interactive activities and games, bringing some warmth to the lives of those at the center and showing them that society still cares about them.