It is an annual practice for the staff of Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) to set aside their work commitments each Chinese New Year, to spread some festive cheer to the less fortunate in Perak.
This year was no different – they visited 38 elderly inmates at the Persatuan Warga Tua Seri Bahagia and 17 children from Precious Gift Home.
The first outing conducted on February 15 was led by Wong May Ing (Exco member for Character Development, Women & Family Development and Social Welfare). Together with the team from PCSH headed by its Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Chan, they distributed ang pows, mandarin oranges, nutritional biscuits, drinks, towels and ointment to inmates of the Persatuan Warga Tua Seri Bahagia along Jalan Sultan Dr Nazrin Shah.
Wong said she felt honoured to be able to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the elderly. She hoped similar programmes like this would help motivate the younger generation to care for the less fortunate and the aged.
Chan added, “Our Physiotherapists visit this Home once a month to conduct physiotherapy exercises with the elderly, to help improve their mobility and we are happy to add that these visits have definitely helped”.
On their second outing on February 16, the PCSH Team picked up 17 eager and excited children from the Precious Gift Home and took them to McDonald’s Restaurant at Jalan Gopeng where they had a fun-filled time. GRAB Malaysia joined in this event to fulfil the children’s wish-list for the festive season.
The children’s faces lit up immediately at the sight of the ang pows and wish-list items that included remote control cars, guitars, badminton rackets, sports shoes, etc. They were also treated to a delicious lunch featuring popular McDonald’s burgers and fries.