Make your way to the Home for the Aged (CWS) Simee, Ipoh for its biannual Family Day Food Fair to be held on Sunday, April 29 from 8.30am till 1pm at Block B. Featuring a total of 40 sponsored stalls, visitors can expect a cornucopia of food.
Established in 1952, there are currently 48 elderly residents in the home ranging in age from 65 to 101 years old. The home is a non-profit organisation that provides shelter for homeless and abandoned elderly folks free of charge.
“The operational cost of the home amounts to RM35,000 a month which goes to maintenance of both buildings and vehicles as well as utility bills among others. The home is planning to expand its services by providing free convalescence services. Our target is to raise RM250,000,” Vincent Lee, chairman of the board of management for the home explained.
“Home for the Aged Simee is one of the best run and managed homes in Ipoh. It is run by a team of volunteers thus this charitable body depends on donations from the public to cover its expenses. I believe our country needs more of such welfare homes because Malaysia is expected to be an aged nation approaching 2035 where 15% of the population exceeds 65 years old due to falling birth rates and higher life expectancy,” added Tan Sri Chang Ko Youn, patron of the home during a press conference held on Tuesday, March 13.
Coupons are on sale now at RM20 per booklet. It is available for purchase at the home located along Jalan Kompleks Sukan, Simee, 31400 Ipoh. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on the day of the fair in which those who sponsor RM1000 and above will be invited to participate. For more information, readers can call 05 547 3252 or 545 2449.