IMPIANA Hotel Ipoh spread some festive cheer for 26 old folks at the Love and Care Home in Menglembu as part of its corporate social responsbility efforts for this year.
The hotel hosted a Chinese New Year luncheon at the home together with the seniors aged from 60 to 90.
The elders were given ang pows and gifts and also entertained with a lion dance performance by SM Poi Lam students and also traditional Chinese orchestra performance by Simson Enterprise.
The hotel also treated the residents at the home to a buffet spread specially prepared by Executive Chef Michael Koh and his team.
Impiana Hotel marketing communications Manager Chiam E-Fay said the hotel decided to hold the lucheon in the home because it is not a well-known organisation and the hotel hopes to assist in creating public awareness to support the home.
“It is an initiative cultivated in our group of Impiana Hotels, Resorts and Spas to spread festive cheer and prosperity to the less fortunate.
“It also gives the company an opportunity to give back to the society and those who have supported us throughout the years,” she said.
Love and Care Home Chairman Wong Tuck Sum said this was the first time a hotel had come forward to help and even entertain the residents of the home.
“This is the first time we are seeing a lion dance performance in our home. The residents were also happy to be serenaded by the traditional Chinese orchestra group.
“We rely on public donations and it is great to see Impiana coming forward to raise some public awareness for us,” said the former headmaster, who is himself 82 years old.