Miri Home for the Aged (Krokop Old Folks' Home)
Officially opened on 12th of July 1975, Miri Home for the Aged provides shelter, food and care for the retired and aging populace or those who are bed-ridden. The Miri Chinese Charitable Trust Board got funding to run the place based on donations and grants. Staff within care for the old folks, provide and supervise activities and generally provide some company.
Originally an open - air building with ceiling fans, the building had since been renovated and upgraded over the years, the most substantial upgrade was a result of a fire. The center is located in a quiet, shady Krokop suburb, and features a park within for activities and exercises. Volunteers and non-profit organisations regularly visit the Home to do voluntary work.
The Home, before the fire and renovations, in 2011. Photo courtesy of "Ladybirdmollyz" from Awomandiary.com
On 9th January of 2012 around 2 o'clock in the afternoon, a fire broke out in the Home and caused substantial damage to the center. No one was injured in the blaze, but the building was damaged sufficiently enough to be rebuilt and renovated after that to what it now is today.