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CEM offers maintenance of household electrical installations for senior citizens who live alone in social housing units

Macau, 1 February 2019

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, CEM has teamed up with the Housing Bureau to provide free inspection and maintenance of household electrical installations to 20 senior citizens who live in social housing units, so as to enhance the safety of using power at home.

All senior citizens were referred by the Housing Bureau, and electricians were arranged by CEM and the Housing Bureau to inspect and maintain their household electrical installations. To extend greetings and blessings to the senior citizens for the upcoming Chinese New Year, Jaclyn Iun, Senior Manager of CEM Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications Office, presented them with lucky gift bags during the visit.

An 81-year-old solitary senior citizen surnamed Kwan expressed gratitude to the volunteers sent by CEM and the Housing Bureau who helped inspect and repair his household electrical installations. Due to the fact that some old sockets in his home were not up to standard, power plug adaptors had to be used. He was also worried about the damaged and old electrical installations which had not been repaired. Now that the installations have been inspected and repaired by professionals, it gives him peace of mind to enjoy the New Year.

CEM launched its Community Program in 2000, becoming one of the first organizations in Macau to launch such services. Through the Program, CEM volunteer electricians provide free safety inspection and maintenance of household electrical installations for senior citizens who live in solitude, under-privileged families as well as people with special needs. This year, CEM will continue to carry out the Community Program. Besides accepting referred cases from local organizations, CEM also welcomes citizens to refer disadvantaged individuals in need (those to receive assistance shall hold valid Beneficiary Cards issued by the Social Welfare Bureau). For details and registration, please visit www.cem-macau.com or call 8393 1206.

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