Hospice Klang, an avenue for Community Transformation
Caregivers burdened and stressed from caring for sick loved ones can look forward to some well-deserved respite with the opening of Hospice Klang’s new centre in Bandar Parklands, off Jalan Langat in Klang.
In support of this initiative, PJEFC has donated RM10,000 which was handed over by Deacon Gilbert Hooi to Hospice Klang at the launch ceremony on Jan 13.
The new centre’s core activity is a patient participation programme (PPP) in which stable and able patients can come to the centre for an array of activities, such as floral arrangement, sit-down exercises and sing-along sessions, to name a few. This enables their caregivers to have some time off for rest. PPP will be a community-run initiative on alternate Saturdays from 9.30am to 12 noon. The programme is expected to begin in February.
PJEFC member Allen Kam is a Hospice Klang volunteer and the coordinator for volunteers and respite services at the new centre. He sees his work there as a way to get involved in community and is also trying to get his cell group, BU 2, involved by helping out with the PPP programme, as part of PJEFC’s call to its members to engage in community transformation.
“Anyone interested in volunteering at the new centre by running activities for the patients is welcome to contact me,” he said.
The centre also plans to start an out-patient palliative care unit with help from palliative care departments from government hospitals and Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (University Hospital).