Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre, Salak South Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Overview

Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre houses senior citizens who have been abandoned by their families. Many of them were admitted to the hospitals for medical care by their own family members, however once they were ready for discharge, they were abandoned with no contact. These elderly people were left behind at hospitals with nowhere to go.

Hospitals in the Klang Valley and other areas have been sending these elderly people to Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre for care and shelter. The centre has been around for more than 10 years. Some folks are immobile and in need of nursing care, while others are independent. Some volunteers come once or twice a week to help bathe the elderly residents, help with daily activities, or simply keep them company.

Mr Cheong Loy, a coffin-maker, runs the centre as well as a funeral parlour on the grounds of the Kwong Tong Cemetery in Sungai Besi. There are currently two sites where the elderly residents stay – first is on the first floor above the funeral parlour; second is at Salak Selatan. There are around 60 residents staying at the first site, and another 20 at the second home.

Activities done so far:

  1. Oral health screening and treatment

Objectives

Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre

  • To improve the well-being of the elderly residents

Target Audience

  • Elderly residents and caregivers

Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre Group

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following:

Oral Assessment at Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre

Health screening activity and follow up visit

Health awareness activity (physical activity, hygiene, nutrition, medication)

Medication management activity (medication storage, disposal, proper usage)

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Project Leader: Dr Teo Chian Ying
Contact Detail: TeoChianYing@imu.edu.my

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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