The Ipoh Jewish Entrepreneurship, a young entrepreneurs’ association, organised a pre-Chinese New Year gathering exclusively for 50 old folks at Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Tua Seri Bahagia, Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah (formerly Gopeng Road), Ipoh on Sunday, January 31.
The volunteers distributed gift bags containing daily necessities such as cereals, rice, cooking oil, sugar, mandarin oranges and the much-sought after ang pau packets, which they packed a week prior to the event.
The celebration started with the tossing of yee sang for prosperity and good health followed by a sumptuous lunch. It was a very heart-warming experience for all. The old folks expressed their gratitude for the reception and the gifts they received.
Ipoh City Councillor Ceylyn Tay, co-ordinator of the event, said, “I appreciate the opportunity given to be with these old folks. I feel good to engage them, as they need our assistance. We’ll continue to organise similar events in the future.”
It was inspiring to see many individuals volunteering their services for free, a reflection of their desire to make a difference to the lives of the less fortunate in the community.
“Rumah Seri Bahagia” or “Lucky Village Home” is an old-folks home providing shelter, care and comfort to elderly people, irrespective of race and religion. All services and facilities provided in the home are free of charge. Readers can visit the home located at 8km, Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, 31350 Ipoh or call 05 312 0997 for details.