The Senior Citizens Club Perak celebrated its 39th Anniversary recently with a dinner held at Ipoh East Ocean Seafood Restaurant. The club was established in 1967 by some leading Ipohites to cater to the needs and welfare of retirees and pensioners.
The objectives of the club are to promote fellowship, respect and care for those above the age of 55 in the community. To date, it has over 300 members ranging in age from 50 to 92 years old.
“I’m pleased to see members interacting, travelling and exercising together. It prevents them from getting depressed and bored,” said club president, Richard Tan Seng Wha to Ipoh Echo. Richard has been with the club since 2001.
One of the members, 91-year-old Lee, cited mountain climbing as his favourite activity. “I’ve been featured in The Star newspaper many times,” he declared proudly.
Activities such as language classes, line and ballroom dancing, zumba, karaoke, table tennis, morning walks and indoor games are held at the club premises located at No. 2 & 2A, Lintasan Perajurit 11B, Ipoh Garden East, Ipoh. Every Wednesday a singalong session with the club band, ‘The Merry Makers’ is held around noon time. The club organises local and overseas trips from time to time.
It was heartwarming to see how close knit the members are. For instance, in one dancing session, members who lost their balance were promptly supported by many helping hands. Young-at-heart Lee pulled this scribe to the dance floor and taught me a few moves himself.
Those below the age of 55 are welcomed to join the club as associate members. Interested readers can contact the club at 05 547 0387 for details.