A Day of My Social Work

It was part of my group assignment to perform a social work at the Miri Home for the Aged or it is also commonly known as The Old Folks Home among Mirian. It was my first time visit and it was such an eye opener to the fact that there are irresponsible children out there choose to abandon their parent, that there are people out there are living alone, that there are mean parent out there mistreated their children during young and end up abandon by their own family member here for their bad treatment, that they were once had social status in the society and end up spending their remaining life here.

What really shocked me is that Miri does not have home for the aged that is fully managed by the government. I wonder why?

Here, Miri Home for the Aged provided shelter, food and countless care from the staff. It was made possible by the Miri Chinese Charitable Trust Board. The board got its funding to run the place based on donations and grants.

However, there is limitation. The place is only open to the Chinese.
It made me wonder where the non-Chinese old folk gone to do. Does that mean non-Chinese community is more caring than the Chinese? My list goes on and I can’t figure out which one it is. Although their food, their healths are taken care of by the staff but I know deep inside them, there is a blank and empty space from within. It breaks my heart seeing them. I cried in silent upon getting to know some of their stories.

Spending a day here made me realized how important family organization is. With strong family foundation, one will stay united no matter what; be it for rich or for poor.

Have you been to any old folks home lately?

ps-Wish I can write more but I have to reserve some for my group report. You may leave your contact details if you need to know more on contributing or doing social work at the place under my Contact Me tab. I will try my best to assist. 🙂

5 Comments

  1. Nayi

    26 January, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Memang patut tabik… tak ramai suka buat kerja macam ini… i salute u…

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      26 January, 2011 at 9:17 am

      *sambut tabik dengan senyuman* kalau dorang suruh cuci jamban pun i sanggup.

      my next plan is to visit Miri Blind Society and orphanage centres. i heard that place need ‘help’ but at the mean time, will work with Vie on community work at the home for the aged and the blind society under the umbrella of the uni. 😉

  2. Jose

    7 October, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Dear friend
    I just moved into Miri from India with my family. I wanted to do donations to the old age homes or orphanages in Miri. While searching for it I came to know about old folks home through your website. Could you please provide some more details of the location and contact person there.

    Thanks
    Jose

    1. LadyBird Eileen®

      30 October, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Jose,

      Sorry for the late response. Here’s the contact details for your further action – http://www.awomandiary.com/?p=9146 🙂
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