Q. What is Usiamas
A. Usiamas is a shorter name of an organization called Persatauan Kebajikan Usiamas Malaysia, literally translated: the Malaysian Golden Age Welfare Association.
- Q. What does this association do?
A. As a welfare, non-profit organization, Usiamas foremost objective is contribute to members of society, regardless of age. Members, who are fifty years and above, willing and able, in the spirit of active aging, get together to map out activities for the community at large regardless of race, religion
and political affiliation.
- Q.What are the activities?
A. The activities are varied and they keep changing from time to time depending on the resources; manpower and finance. At the moment the activities are as follow:
is Usiamas?activity which currently impacts the community?
- Training for the elderly: how to live optimally after retirement.
- Promotion of Noble Values (Pronova)
- Home Help Services
A. The most impactful of the projects currently being practised by Usiamas is the Home Help Service for Older Persons (OPs). Under this programme which was officially launched in June 2005, 30 volunteers had been trained to provide services for selective 15 OPs with the assistance of HelpAge Korea through the Asean
Secretariat. (More of this under Home Help Services section to be included in due course).
Q. How to become a member?
A. Membership is opened to all Malaysian individuals and associations. For individual membership there are three types: for those fifty years and above age they could opt to be an ordinary member or life member. Life membership means one pays only once a subscription of RM50.00 and the Ordinary membership
fee is RM20.00 annually. Those who are below 50 years of age could also be members and they are called Associated Members
Q. How do I become an active participant?
A. Usiamas welcomes all members to be active members as they add to the dynamism of the association. They can either be elected to the Executive Committee or taking part in one of the list of activities listed above
Q. I want to know more about Usiamas.
A. You can either call at the office situated on the 16th Floor of Bangunan PERKIM, Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, or call the office at 03 4042 2201.
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