KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 – By 2030, Malaysia is projected to become an ageing society, with those 60 and older making up 15 per cent of the population.
Furthermore, with the career-focused lifestyle of the younger generations, the elderly in Malaysia are often faced with challenges due to perceptions of incapability and 24-hour dependence.
To address the needs of our ageing population and promote a more conducive living environment for our seniors, there is a growing need to create additional full-board residences within the country.
Pacific Senior Living (PSL), the emerging senior living brand under Columbia Pacific Management Group, has officially unveiled its first-ever senior living residence, Acacia, in Klang. This landmark property was recently officiated by the Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
Nestled strategically in the heart of Klang and within a short driving distance from the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Acacia offers holistic well-being and rejuvenation for senior citizens, with proven expertise and quality of service.
The residence represents a ground-breaking approach to senior living lifestyle, featuring a resort-like ambience, state-of-the-art medical facilities, and premium services meticulously designed for individuals aged 60 and above.
Beyond its idyllic setting, this prime location provides residents with a serene and historically rich environment while ensuring doorstep access to essential amenities and services.
Malaysia is on course to surpass 20 per cent of its population aged 65 years old and above by 2056, earning the status of a “super-aged nation”, according to projections from the World Bank.
In response to this demographic shift, Carl Nicholas Isaac, chief executive officer of Pacific Senior Living, has expressed his commitment.
“We are thrilled to introduce Acacia, our inaugural purpose-built assisted and independent living residence in the vibrant Klang Valley. As Klang moves closer to being recognised as the fourth city in Selangor and 20th in the country, we are confident that Klang will be able to provide families with the necessary services that are efficient, of good quality and of international standards that will supplement the growing demand for innovative senior living solutions within Klang Valley,” he said.
As part of PSL’s sustainability approach and commitment to climate resilience, Acacia was given a new lease on life from the former four-star Merrida Hotel, which ceased operations during the Movement Control Order.
The multi-storey building boasts a total of 136 rooms, featuring three distinct layouts spanning from 312 sq ft to 592 sq ft, which includes Superior, Executive, and Premier Room options.
This residence has been designed with the utmost care, incorporating thoughtful elements like anti-fall furnishings and ergonomic layouts.
The property offers a comprehensive array of amenities, including a swimming pool, heated jacuzzi, BBQ area, an entertainment room (karaoke and movie room), billiard and mahjong tables, among others.
It also hosts specialised facilities such as in-house physiotherapy services and hobby workshops, catering to diverse resident interests and needs.
PSL also introduces Silver Club, an innovative day care service guided by dedicated activities coordinators. It is open every day from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm, ensuring that seniors have access to comprehensive care and engaging activities throughout the week.
This unique offering creates a welcoming and engaging environment for seniors, providing a comprehensive experience of activities, socialization, and professional care all conveniently housed in one location. The experienced team managing Silver Club is unwavering in their commitment to ensuring each participant receives the necessary support and attention throughout the day.
With a diverse array of programs and services overseen by Activities Coordinators, Silver Club is designed to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, all with the flexibility of a daycare option.
This added feature enhances the convenience and peace of mind for those seeking a comprehensive and flexible senior care solution. It stands as a testament to PSL’s dedication to enhancing the quality of life for seniors.
“We have placed paramount emphasis on delivering holistic support for both independent and assisted living, especially for individuals grappling with issues like hearing impairments, significant limitations in their daily routines, and mobility issues.
“These are evident signals for the necessity of specialised care. In collaboration with Columbia Asia, our strategic healthcare provider, we are committed to ensuring that every resident at Acacia has access to exceptional healthcare and wellness resources right at their doorstep,” added Isaac.
Acacia offers a diverse range of services that embody Pacific Senior Living’s steadfast dedication to delivering top-tier senior healthcare and holistic wellbeing, including:
- Pre-medical assessments upon check-in.
- Scheduled visits from health care professionals.
- 24/7 access to experienced and internationally trained Wellness Associates (caregivers) on-site who are fully equipped and dedicated. to providing exceptional, personalized care to meet each resident’s needs.
- Supervised medication and supplement administration.
- Gourmet meals customised to individual nutritional plans meticulously crafted by expert nutritionists.
These comprehensive services have been thoughtfully designed to ensure unparalleled comfort and well-being for all residents. Acacia provides a residential package tailored to meet your needs.
To find out more about all the services and offerings, Acacia PSL is currently inviting the public to learn more about the lifestyle and exceptional environment with a first-hand tour.
Explore early bird promotions when you walk in to experience their inaugural purpose-built assisted and independent living community. Immerse yourself in the distinctive features and offerings designed to enhance senior living at Acacia PSL.
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