Early new year treat for old folks

Lunch treat: The management team of Sungei Wang Plaza serving food to the residents.

FIFTY residents of House of Hope & Light, Kajang were treated to an early Lunar New Year celebration by the Sungei Wang Plaza Management together with Merchants Association and Hair Zone Studio by Michael Poh, recently.

The visit which was organised by the shopping centre’s team was part of the mall’s corporate social responsibility effort in reaching out to the underprivileged.

Complex manager K.C. Choong said, “It is truly an experience for the team to visit the home as we wanted to spread the lunar new year cheer to the residents.

“We hope our presence has brought happiness and smiles to the residents as we welcome another new year”.

The charity visit started with a lion dance performance followed by distribution of ang pow packets and oranges to the residents.

Lunch was also catered for the event and residents were given a haircut each by the students of Hair Zone Studio.

House of Hope & Light Kajang is a branch of Rumah Caring Kajang which houses elderly people with mental disabilities and abandoned old folks.

The home currently has 55 old folks and is located at Jalan Reko, Kajang.

Eighty-six-year-old Susan was beaming with joy after getting her haircut.

“I used to be very pretty when I was young.

“Now I feel ‘young’ again after getting this fresh haircut. Thank you very much for making an old lady happy,” she said.

The visit also marked the shopping centre’s start to the Chinese New Year celebration themed “Rhythmic Gymnastics Lunar New Year celebration”, which is ongoing until March 1.

A variety of activities such as gymnastics performances, Chinese New Year bazaar, lion dance performances, God of Prosperity appearances, ang pow redemptions and Chinese New Year selfie contest will take place at the mall.

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