WEDNESDAY, 6 JANUARY – A total of 6 members of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Postgraduate Student Association (PSA) and two postgraduate students including two escorts visited the Sri Harapan Home for the Elderly in Sandakan, recently.
The Love for the Elderly Programme was organised to train participants on communication skills, to empathise, be compassionate and concern for the elderly.
According to the director of the programme, Laisreyn Laisok, the programme hoped to attract more postgraduate students to participate in community activities in future besides attracting the surrounding public to reach out to those who needed care and support.
The programme organised by PSA in collaboration with UMS Centre for Postgraduate Studies (PPPS) among others acted as a platform for students to provide emotional and psychological assistance to the residents through activities that were enriching.
During the programme, UMS also held birthday celebration, get-together session and distribution of donations to all 45 residents of the home. – (fl)
Source: Norcikeyonn Samuni (PSA)