Chinese New Year Celebration with Sungei Way Old Folks Home
PPB Group Berhad raised many smiles from the residents of Sungei Way Old Folks Home or Rumah Sejahtera Seri Setia located in Sungei Way, Petaling Jaya when 25 PPB staff dressed in shades of red or qipao visited the residents on 18 January 2012 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.
The celebration started with the tossing of the auspicious dish "Yee Sang" for good health and prosperity followed by a sumptuous buffet lunch. After lunch, PPB staff helped the residents with the making of CNY lanterns to decorate the home. Ms Koh Mei Lee, Senior Manager (Corporate Affairs) of PPB, distributed angpows to residents which were received with much appreciation. PPB also gave away toiletries produced by the Group to the Home.
Sungei Way Old Folks Home is a non-governmental organization established since 1966. It has a total of 60 senior citizens of which 35 are males. Most of the senior citizens are bachelors and spinsters who have no relatives to support them.
The Home is funded mainly by public donations and Yayasan Buddhist Penyayang. General medication is provided free by a kind doctor whereas for serious cases, management of the Home refers residents to government hospitals. The Home needs close to RM30,000 per month for food, staff salaries, repairs and maintenance etc. The building is owned by the Committee of Rumah Orang Tua Seri Setia. Those who wish to contribute to this Home may contact Madam Chen at 03-78769233.