In the spirit of RYTHM – Raise Yourself To Help Mankind, 25 QI Malaysia employees visited the Little Sisters of the Poor Home to spend quality time with the elderly residents.
Our volunteers were given a brief about the Home and taken on a tour by Sister Lucy, who is one of the nuns who are responsible for taking care of the elders in the Home. Sister Lucy explained that nine nuns with the help of the volunteers devote their time to care for the elderly who call Little Sisters of The Poor their home. The nuns and the volunteers help to feed, bathe, clean and tend to the sick. “We want to see that our Home residents can live the remaining years of their lives in comfort and with dignity,” she added.
After the tour, our volunteers played a few games, including Bingo with the residents and gave out prizes to the winners. Following the games session, a healthy lunch spread was served for the residents to enjoy. Volunteers also helped feed and clean up after the lunch session. In addition to this, volunteers also donated adult diapers to the Home.
A volunteer, Jag Shadan said it was a heart-warming experience to spend quality time with the elderly who live without their families.
“The residents of the Home were happy to talk to someone who would just be there and listen to their life experience, their preferences and their newly made friends in their new home.”
Sister Lucy appreciated our volunteers for spending their time over the weekend to visit, engage and bring fun and laughter to the residents of the Home.
The Little Sisters of the Poor was founded in 1839 and it serves the elderly poor in 30 over countries worldwide. The nursing home offers the needy elderly a home where they will be cared for as part of one big loving family.