101-Year-Old’s Birthday Celebration

The Home for the Aged in Simee held a birthday party for two of its most senior residents on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The two were Kuan Lek, 101, and Mary Chin, 96. The party was held in conjunction with the home’s annual Christmas lunch.

According to Vincent Lee, chairman of the Board of Management, the event signaled the beginning of the home’s year-long donation drive for 2019. An appropriate theme has been coined to make it more appealing – “Smiling Faces”.

“Donation is not just about giving. It’s about making a difference,” said Vincent.

Home for the Aged Simee is a non-profit organisation registered with the state welfare department. It provides shelter to homeless and abandoned elderly folks, irrespective of race or religion. The home depends entirely on public donations for its maintenance, expenses and daily needs. Presently it accommodates 46 residents, the oldest being the two mentioned above.

Block A and Block B were built in 1998 and 2002, respectively. An overhead bridge connecting the two buildings was completed in 2009. The two blocks need repairs due to wear and tear. Cost is estimated at RM1 million.

The home seeks donations from well-meaning Perakeans to help the elderly residents live in dignity during their twilight years.

Cheques or Money Orders should be made payable to: ‘Home for the Aged (CWS) Simee’. Direct payments can be made to Public Bank Bhd account 3104221914; please fax the remittance slip to 05 545 2449 or email Donations above RM100 will be given a tax-exemption receipt.

For further details, contact the home at 05 547 3252.

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