Newly opened in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is Domitys Bangsar. It is somewhere people in their later years can live independently and remain productive. In this feature, Ong Chin Huat looks at what this new concept of senior living in Malaysia offers.
A new style of senior living has arrived in Malaysia, and it’s called Domitys. Located in the upscale neighbourhood of Bangsar, Domitys Bangsar comprises 100 studios and one to three-bedroom apartments ranging from 55 to 158 sqm.
For the past twenty-four years, Domitys has specialised in senior serviced residences. It is established throughout France and internationally with residences in Belgium, Italy and Mauritius and employs over 3,000 employees who care for more than 12,000 senior citizens.
In Malaysia, Domitys Bangsar is managed by The Ascott Limited, a Singaporean company well-versed in hospitality and lodging services, boasting a portfolio of properties spanning 200 cities across 40 countries worldwide. It is also Ascott’s first senior living residence to open in Malaysia. It was developed by Plenitude Berhad, a publicly listed company with core interests in property development, investment and management.
Introducing the concept of “invigorating life in the golden age,” this philosophy aligns with the World Health Organisation’s renowned active-ageing model, which emphasises autonomy, independence, good quality of life and healthy life expectancy.
Each of the apartments is fitted with bathroom grab bars and shower chairs, which will support the needs and requirements of independent and active senior citizens.
“Domitys has been the home of choice for active and independent seniors in Europe, and we are excited to introduce this concept of senior living to the Malaysian market,” says Mondi Mecja, Ascott’s Country GM for Malaysia.
Mondi added that following the launch of Domitys Bangsar, Ascott was actively looking to expand in Penang, Sabah, Kuching and Johor.
Offering high-standing resort-style facilities that enable personal development and autonomy, there is a clubhouse with facilities such as a swimming pool, aqua-gym pool, yoga deck, restaurant, café, library, hair salon and massage services as well as activity lounges and multimedia rooms.
The activities on offer for residents include yoga, tai chi, aqua therapy, reflexology, physiotherapy sessions and karaoke, and swimming and music classes. If the demand is there, outings can be arranged, including trips to cinemas and exhibitions.
Concierge services such as grocery delivery, guest services, housekeeping, laundry, mail management and medicine delivery are also available.
The staff at Domitys Bangsar are trained to offer round-the-clock care with medical providers available on-call when necessary. In addition, there are weekly onsite visits by the general practitioners together with health support services that include facilitated green lane access to renowned hospitals and specialist facilities.
Everything has been carefully designed to simplify the daily lives of older people, such as intercom, phone, easily accessible showers, parking, free WiFi, cable TV channels, laundry facilities and shuttle service to nearby malls as well as healthy menus designed by their in-house chefs, Domitys Bangsar is an ideal place for those intending to live out their golden years in comfort and safety.
For further information about Domitys Bangsar, please visit www.discoverasr.com.
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