Global fast food giant, McDonald’s Malaysia Medan Gopeng outlet entertained members of Seri Bahagia Old Folks’ Welfare Association, Ipoh to a pre-Chinese New Year celebration on Tuesday, January 23. The party, held at the Seri Bahagia Old Folks’ Home, was part of the company’s corporate social programme.
There to enjoy the morning treat were 45 elderly residents of the home. Hosting the event was the outlet’s general manager, Zurina Mat Akhir. She told Ipoh Echo that 10 of her staff had spent time with the residents partaking in a number of activities.
“Every year we share the joy and warmth of the year’s festivities with those who don’t have the opportunity to celebrate with their families.
“This year, we’re honoured to celebrate the lunar new year with our guests from Seri Bahagia Old Folks’ Welfare Association, Ipoh. Events like this can instill a sense of joy and, at the same time, inspire our staff to be more compassionate with the elderly and the underprivileged,” she said. Zurina added that this get-together has become a norm with McDonald’s Medan Gopeng outlet and it’s not limited to one festival only.
Games, a lucky draw, karaoke session and the ‘Lou Sang’, a tradition during Chinese New Year, were on the cards.
The residents got free haircuts and manicures courtesy of Olivia, a staff from the Hair Emotion Unisex Salon, Ipoh.