On 24 February 2010, led by our Director-General, we made a half-day trip to visit the senior citizens at Kompleks Penyayang BAKTI, Bandar Sri Damansara.
During interaction, I came to know that of the 14 senior citizens attended the gathering, two have heart problems and one is a diabetic.
A 70-year old Malay woman asked me if there is any medicine for her knee pain. I told her the best medicine is the health food.
She spends 4 to 5 hours a day cultivating vegetables using chemical fertilizers. I suggested to her that her medicine is the vegetables. What she needs to do is to make her own fertilizer and stop using chemical fertilizer.
I share my views on the senior citizens with her.
First, do not think that senior citizens are just waiting for death.
Second, they can contribute positively to the society. For example, she can start cultivating vegetables without using chemical fertilizer and herbicides. The vegetables cultivate would help to improve her health and other senior citizens. This would also enrich her life.
She said that she will try to change the way of cultivating vegetables.
I wished her all the best.