In order to thank the seniors aged 70 or above for their lifelong dedication to the country and society, the Senior Citizen Appreciation Program was organised by three major groups had distributed 2,000 goodie bags to the elderly throughout Malaysia.
This event had been held for many years since year 2006 and this is the 16th Senior Appreciation Event. The eldest recipient is from Kampung Perting, Bentong, 109 years old centenarian, Mdm Chen Zhen.
In their senior years, many peoples feel that they are being neglected and under appreciated by the society; hence, this Senior Citizens Appreciation Program is held to show gratitude and appreciation to the senior citizens who have sacrificed and worked hard to serve this blessed country of ours.
In our race to develop materially, we often forget to make the senior members of our society to feel needed and respected. An event like this will educate and remind the younger generation on the selfless contribution and services of the previous generation.
We hope our kind gesture will alleviate the financial burdens of the recipients and highlight the need and responsibility for us to care for the senior citizens in our community.
“The 16th Senior Citizen Appreciation Event” is organised by the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society and Yayasan Maha Karuna , and jointly organised by Yayasan Humanistik.
This event is different from the past. In order to ensure everyone’s safety and comply with the government’s SOP, the organiser directly sent majority of the goodie bags to the homes of registered elders. There are daily necessities, rice grains, dry food, drinks and other living materials in the goodie bag.
Our thanks and gratitude to all the well wishers, sponsors and volunteers who had contributed in this event. May all be well and happy.
第16界慈悲敬老活动由宏慈佛教会， 宏慈基金会主办， 人间慈悲基金会联办。