Skip to comments.Whither retirement villages in Malaysia?
Posted on 07/25/2013 8:25:51 PM PDT by TexGrill
SUNSET BLISS: Despite various challenges such as the lack of expertise, laws and high cost associated with retirement villages, a silver lining appears in the horizon as a greying Malaysian population ups the demand In a two-acre piece of land in Cheras, about 30 single-storey houses cater to a special class of residents. These are elderly but independent people who despite their age, still value their independence in living in separate housing. Each of these 650-sq ft houses has a bedroom, kitchen and living/dining area allowing a great deal of freedom, privacy and space as compared to rooms in an elderly care home.
Established in 1988, Sri Seronok Retirement Village, was conceived by former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, Soter Fernandez, as a retirement village for elderly single persons and couples to live in. The village offers comfortable and self-contained units in a pleasant and safe environment.
Soter generously gave us some land in Cheras adjacent to our Hospice Centre to build a place where elderly people with no homes could live, recalls Datuk Dr Peter Mooney, Director of Sri Seronok Retirement Resort, adding that his godson, Christopher, son of the late Tan Sri Alex Lee, did the detailed architectural work while the church provided financial assistance.
The chalets are grouped around interior lawns with flowering shrubs and trees with a covered walkway linking them. There is a common room for socialising and for the lunches that are organised for special events. On hand are a full-time gardener, a handyman and a resident warden who looks after the village.
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