SHAH Alam City Council (MBSA) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a Senior Citizens Activity Centre (PAWE) within the Kelab Warga Emas premises in Section 24, Shah Alam.
The city council wants the centre to serve as a space for social, religious, rest and recreation purposes –- under close supervision –- to ensure a healthy quality of life for senior citizens.
“Construction of the centre is part of the city council’s efforts in making Shah Alam a senior citizen-friendly city.
“The council also hopes to provide better and more comprehensive facilities and services for senior citizens in Shah Alam, ” said MBSA in a statement.
According to MBSA, the PAWE project will see six houses purpose-built for activities across three separate blocks, occupying a 0.89ha space within the Kelab Warga Emas’ premises.
The PAWE centre is part of an ongoing effort by MBSA to provide various community-based services for Shah Alam folk.
These include MBSA’s permanent libraries (Perpustakaan Anggerik Vanilla MBSA in Section 31, Perpustakaan Anggerik Aranda MBSA in Section 19 and Perpustakaan Anggerik Mokara MBSA in Section U5, Shah Alam), mobile library, van for the disabled and community bus.
Selangor housing, urban wellbeing and entrepreneur development committee chairman Rodziah Ismail performed the groundbreaking ceremony.
Also present were Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim and Orang Besar Daerah Petaling
Datuk Emran Kadir, who is also Kelab Warga Emas Shah Alam chairman.