Homedec launches jointly with AGExpo to cater for elderly care


Homedec and Agexpo organiser and CIS president Datuk Vincent Lim (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) chief operating officer Noor Ahmad Hamid at the Homedec and AGExpo opening ceremony at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Present was NACSCOM deputy president and AGExpo co-organiser Datuk Dr Soon Ting Kueh. – FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

THE Home Design and Interior Exhibition (Homedec) this year takes a closer look at the needs of those who have approached their golden years as it is jointly launched with the premier run of the Asean Senior Care and Wellness Expo (AGExpo) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on May 13.

Both organised by trade and lifestyle exhibitions company CIS, the opening ceremony was officiated by Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) chief operating officer Noor Ahmad Hamid together with organiser for both expositions and CIS president Datuk Vincent Lim and the National Council of Senior Citizens Organisations Malaysia (NACSCOM) deputy president Datuk Dr Soon Ting Kueh, who is also Agexpo 2022’s co-organiser.

A four-day extravaganza, both expositions feature the concept of multi-generational living needs, as Homedec brings new themes and concepts to current home owners and for those who have just received keys to their respective homes.

Visitors will get the best #HOMEDECisions, motivating them with ideas and inspirations, or through knowledge and the best deals available, all under one roof.

According to a recent survey by the Valuation and Property Services Department, the local property market recorded about RM87bil and this value will create an estimated RM43.5bil worth of renovation value.

AGExpo aims to showcase and share examples, ideas and inspirations of how society can live healthily as they age.

"It is now a great time to introduce AGExpo as we continue to see the trend for multi-generational homes that cater to the needs of the sandwich generation, which are people who are raising children while at the same time, caring for their elderly members at home,” said Lim.

“The exhibition that is held alongside Homedec is an ideal platform for us to showcase the successful management and integration of life for the elderly.”

Noor Ahmad (left) and Lim visiting a booth at the Homedec and AGExpo at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. – FAIHAN GHANI/The StarNoor Ahmad (left) and Lim visiting a booth at the Homedec and AGExpo at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. – FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Those born between 1946 and 1964 have become senior citizens while those aged over 65 years in Malaysia are projected to triple from two million today to over six million by 2040.

Those 80 years and above are projected to increase from 0.3 million to nearly 1.4 million by 2040.

AGExpo 2022 is organised as a semi-trade exhibition with the aim of increasing awareness and knowledge on elder care living and wellbeing to promote a high quality of life at every age.

It will showcase the best practices in professional services in caring for the elderly gleaned from recognised industry experts in Malaysia and abroad.

Carefully curated health and wellness equipment are on display as examples of practical applications and management to expose homeowners on various ways in caring for senior members of the family.

“Today, there are so many ways for ageing members of our society to care for their health so that they live strong, useful lives and also for their carers to have the knowledge, skills, and tools to manage ageing issues,” said Lim.

Nacscom’s Soon said that ageing gracefully is full of positivity. “Today, people live longer, healthier, and more vibrant and meaningful lives than ever before with the increasing quality of living.”

Homedec and AGExpo will showcase items that will inspire visitors with their combination of simplicity, style and practicality that leverages on technology and modern devices for the family. – FAIHAN GHANI/The StarHomedec and AGExpo will showcase items that will inspire visitors with their combination of simplicity, style and practicality that leverages on technology and modern devices for the family. – FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

He added that in the past, ageing has negative connotations, but now, this is a massive market segment of older tourists and consumers who are determined to live well and with purpose.

MyCEB’s Noor Ahmad said: "I believe we will continue to witness many activities happening here at AGExpo and I look forward to seeing AGExpo positioning Malaysia as the potential business event gateway for the platinum society in Asean".

AGExpo includes a series of discussions in the “Expert Says” sessions along with “Senior's Performance” – both of which will be held concurrently at the activity centre.

A key highlight in both Homedec and AGExpo is the signature “Show Home” featuring a life-sized senior lifestyle and living show home design.

It will inspire visitors with its combination of simplicity, style and practicality that leverages on technology and modern devices for the family.

Carefully curated fittings, fixtures and furniture will cater to the young and the elderly to simplify daily chores and to ease caregiving management.

Aged care experts are on hand too to explain the benefits of implementing various solutions in meeting the different challenges and needs.

Visitors to Homedec and AGExpo can expect to find Homedec design tips from its interior design experts at the “ID Clinics”.

They can also look forward to great deals and special offers on home and interior decoration needs all under one roof. There will also be exciting activities, giveaways and contests.

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