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SeniorsAloud began on the internet in May 2008 as a blog with postings of articles and videos that would appeal to older adults aged 50 and above. Today it has evolved into a go-to site for seniors seeking information, inspiration or connection with other seniors. 

Transitioning from one stage of life to the next can be quite challenging, more so for seniors entering semi- or full-time retirement. SeniorsAloud blog together with SeniorsAloud Facebook page aims to provide a platform where the 50plus can share their life experiences and be a source of inspiration for others on their journey through the retirement years. 

Senior citizens the world over are bonded by a common goal – to live a long and happy life, in good health and with financial security. We believe that seniors can help seniors reach this goal, for who best understand seniors than fellow seniors? 

We welcome you to join our SeniorsAloud community. As a member, you can participate in our offline activities and events which are held regularly to promote successful ageing through lifelong learning, social networking and community service. 

With adequate preparation and the right attitude, the retirement years can truly be the best years of our lives.


joesfortune said...

Hi! I often visit your blog because first, you are closer to home. I am a blogger from Cebu, Philippines. And, second, you have entertaining articles.

But I can't see a comment provision after each article. Why is that? Your comment portion is in the About page.

I hope you can enlighten me on this.

seniorsaloud said...

Thank you for visiting our blog. There is a comment provision at the end of every blog article. Just click on the word 'comment'. A new window will open and you can leave your comment in the text box provided.

may ling said...

Hello, I am searching for 'retirement village/community' and came upon your interesting and relevant article. Is there any update on this topic? I am looking for a comfortable place for my 78 year old brother who is still able to live independently, but may need some 'keeping an eye' as well as some suitable activities.

I hope you can help. Thank you!

seniorsaloud said...

May Ling, thank you for writing to us. Please email us at seniorsaloud@gmail.com and provide more details e.g. preferred location for retirement community, activities of interest for your brother, etc. so that we can better assist you with the information you are seeking. Thank you.

KS said...

I saw what May Ling posted. I have been visiting many old folks home but cannot really find one " retirement home" for the healthy person like myself.

I have been having this idea for more than 10 years now but Malaysia seems very behind time for this type of retirement village.

I did went to Ipoh once to view the greenacre (thinking that the cost should be quite reasonable) but they are all very commercially oriented and with the price we can get a good size condo.

It is a good concept for leasing the unit but the cost of the lease is higher than the cost of buying one......

Well still looking at something reasonable. Overseas also good but difficult to find one in low cost of living countries... Malaysia still looks "cheap" (compare to advance countries) for retiring.

any good suggestions? I feel like building one but no money or resource ... ha ha... just joking

Kunzo said...

I think that most care homes in Kuala Lumpur are expensive.
So, what provision is there for those who are old, in penury and needed looking after in this city?

Unknown said...

Hi. El-f .
My granny is so lonely she gets depressed.
Shes active and need friends of her age .
Can pls help recommending any comunity in kl ?
She can understand mandarin and cantonese but not english.
Well, she cant read though. Maybe a few simple chinese characters probably. Thank you2

seniorsaloud said...

Hi, Unknown,

Perhaps you could get in touch with the Chinese-speaking seniors community? If she is a Buddhist, try contacting organisations e.g. Tzu Chi Foundation in 359, Jalan Kepong, KL, +60 3-6256 3800, or a senior citizens club e.g. YMCA, 95, Jalan Padang Belia, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, +60 3-2274 1439.

Unknown said...

Are we still to apply as members

seniorsaloud said...

Hi, Chin Ah Yim,

Membership is free, and comes with a monthly e-newsletter emailed to you to keep you informed of upcoming events. Just fill in the form on the membership subscription page and submit.

Robin Chee said...

How can I help? I can write articles on how exercise has help me and my relatives/friends.

KS said...

I am not sure you can help here. I saw the few post on top for 2016, 2018....about retirement home but no one seems to be able to give any answers.

I have been having this idea of retirement home for many years more than 10 ... but not many people seems to have interest about this. I hope that this group should present this idea to the state office for help.

I think government should allocate a piece of land for such use and appoint a developer to build up the area and lease it at a subsidise rate.

Teo KS

Unknown said...

KS, there are many housing/living options for retired senior citizens depending on the level of care needed, facilities, location and budget, of course. In general, most retirement homes are converted from private residences. Very few are purpose-built and more expensive e.g. Green Acres. You will be surprised how many retirement homes there are in the Klang Valley alone if you do a Google search. There are govt retirement homes but these are more like old folks home e.g Rumah Kenangan Cheras. You have to be eligible to get a place. There are also homes run by charities or welfare organisations. The media has given wide coverage on retirement homes. You just have to read up or research online.

Chan said...

There is a residental area called Taman Pusing Sakura near SMK Pusing Perak and near Batu Gajah. Ipoh. All single storey bungalows with 3-5 bedrooms priced RM338k to 398k. Still around 60-70 units not taken. Can we elderly each or share buy up our own bungalows. Someone as caretaker buy one unit and help arrange activities, marketing, cleaning etc . We pay him/ her for services. I have bought one unit there. Cheaper than Green acres more freedom. My email is drscchan@gmail.com

Michael said...

I am from Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Are there any members from Penang?