Forty Six residents of Home for the Aged (C.W.S.) Simee received a new hairdo, just in time to celebrate the Lunar New Year, courtesy of Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB). The initiative was part of the Company’s annual community relations effort to spread festive cheer and good fortune with less fortunate members of society.
Speaking at the event, Mr David Hoong, First Vice President, Human Capital, F&NHB, said that the Company looked forward to organising festive outreach programmes yearly as it gave them the opportunity to touch the lives of people, especially the less fortunate communities in Malaysia.
“The festive season gives us the perfect opportunity to give back to the society who has supported us throughout the years and most importantly, share our good fortune with our communities; be it young or old. As such, we are delighted to be able to celebrate this auspicious season with the residents of Home for the Aged (C.W.S) Simee,” he added.
After getting their hair makeovers by stylists from the Jenny Soo APT Academy of Ipoh, residents sat down for a sumptuous buffet. The Company also contributed a cash donation to assist the home in its upkeep while its employees went around to personally extend their festive greetings and distribute ‘ang pows’ as well as goodie bags to all residents including centenarian, Mr Kuan Lek, who is also the oldest at the home.
Residents also showed off their vocal talents in a karaoke session organised by F&NHB. The sing-a-long activity proved a hit with the seniors as they took turns to belt out their favourite Chinese oldies and even danced along to them.
Mr Vincent Lee, Manager of the home, was grateful to F&NHB for giving the residents a memorable Chinese New Year celebration and for its support throughout the years. This was F&NHB’s third festive celebration with the home since 2009.
Home for the Aged (C.W.S.) Simee was established by the Catholic Welfare Services of Malaysia, a non-profit organisation, in 1952. The home cares for poor, homeless and abandoned elderly folk of all races and religions through the goodwill and generosity of the public.