Selangor Sultan launches new senior living residence in Klang


Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah signs the plaque to officially launch, Acacia, a purpose-built, state-of-the-art assisted living, independent living and senior daycare residence in Klang while Columbia Pacific Management global managing director Nate McLemore, looks on. — KK SHAM/The Star

KLANG: A new assisted and independent senior living residence has been launched here to address the needs of a growing ageing population.

With Malaysia projected to become an ageing society by 2030 and those aged 60 and older making up 15% of the population, Acacia by Pacific Senior Living (PSL) Sdn Bhd is poised to redefine the way seniors spend their golden years.

The landmark property is located at Lebuh Enggang off Persiaran Sultan, the main thoroughfare into Klang.

The facility was officiated by the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who was accompanied by Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin.

Sultan Sharafuddin thanked Columbia Pacific Management Group for choosing to invest in Selangor.

"Currently, the total population of senior citizens has seen an increase and there is a high demand for special care," said Sultan Sharafuddin.

PSL is part of the Columbia Pacific Management Group, a global investor, developer and operator of modern healthcare and senior living facilities.

PSL chief executive officer Carl Nicholas Isaac said Acacia offers holistic well-being and rejuvenation for senior citizens with proven expertise and quality service.

"The residence represents a ground-breaking approach to senior living lifestyle, featuring a resort-like ambience, state-of-the-art medical facilities and premium services meticulously designed for individuals aged 60 and above," he said.

Malaysia is on course to surpass 20% of its population aged 65 and above by 2056, earning the status of a "super-aged nation," according to projections from the World Bank.

In response to this demographic shift, Isaac said they were thrilled to introduce Acacia, a purpose-built assisted and independent living residence in Klang Valley.

He added that as Klang moves closer to being recognised as the fourth city in Selangor, "we are confident that Klang will be able to provide families with the necessary services that are efficient, of good quality and of international standards that will supplement the growing demand for innovative senior living solutions in Klang Valley".

Acacia's four-storey building boasts a total of 136 rooms, featuring three distinct layouts which include superior, executive and premier room options.

"Acacia offers a comprehensive array of amenities including a swimming pool, heated jacuzzi, barbecue area, an entertainment room (for karaoke and movies), billiards and mahjong tables, among others.

"It also hosts specialised facilities such as in-house physiotherapy services and hobby workshops, catering to diverse resident interests and needs," Isaac added.

He said PSL has also created Silver Club, an innovative day care service guided by dedicated coordinators which is open from 7am to 7pm, ensuring seniors have access to comprehensive care and engaging activities throughout the week.

"Customised senior care of this nature supports physical health while also prioritising activities and socialisation for mental and emotional well-being," he said.

Columbia Pacific Management global managing director Nate McLemore said they were pleased to have Columbia Asia serve as a medical partner to PSL.

"With the opening of our first senior living community in Klang, Selangor, we recognise that many of the same dynamics are at play: a strong investment climate, increasing demand for high quality, international standard senior living services and of course, the warmth, hospitality and dedication of the Malaysian people," he said.

For further details on PSL and Acacia go to: www.pacificseniorliving.com.my.


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