Community Development Programmes (CDP’s): an assessment of CDP’s for the senior citizens in Kuala Lumpur / Mohd Idham Mohd Yusof and Nor Suhaiza Md Khalid

Mohd Yusof, Mohd Idham and Md Khalid, Nor Suhaiza (2012) Community Development Programmes (CDP’s): an assessment of CDP’s for the senior citizens in Kuala Lumpur / Mohd Idham Mohd Yusof and Nor Suhaiza Md Khalid. In: 3rd International Conference on Public Policy and Social Science ( ICOPS 2012). Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Melaka, pp. 658-672. ISBN 978-967-11354-5-7


Scholars have defined community development as a process, methods, programmes, movement, and paradigm which lead to social change. It is crucial for urban population as it encourages community participation in designing and implementing Community Development Programmes (CDPs). This study focuses on senior citizens from low and middle income community in Kuala Lumpur. The intention of the study was to examine the CDPs conducted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (KLCH), identification on the issues and challenges and evaluates the impacts of CDPs implementation on the senior citizens. This study will focus on CDPs for senior citizens as this group fabricates the composition of the population in Kuala Lumpur. This study employs a mixed method approach; a combination of both quantitative and qualitative research. From the findings, 100 per cent from the respondents have involved in CDPs and are interested to join again in the future. Senior citizens in those areas ranked the physical facilities at their surroundings at satisfactory level. In selection of CDPs, these group more interested in financial assistance programme, programmes that lead to social bonding and religious activities. As a CDPs providers and supporters, KLCH faced several challenges in CDPs implementation namely financial constraint, lack of expertise, lack of cooperation and involvement from various parties. As a change agent, KLCH has successfully delegate to the community the opportunities to design and create CDPs that fit for the senior citizens. In a nutshell, CDPs for senior citizens in Kuala Lumpur has give a positive impact and need to be sustained.


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Mohd Yusof, Mohd Idham
Md Khalid, Nor Suhaiza
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform > Community development. Rural development
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Page Range: pp. 658-672
Keywords: Community Development Programmes; Impact; Issues and challenges; Senior citizens
Date: 2012
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