Part of the 59th founding anniversary of N. Samar

CATARMAN, Northern Samar– Acknowledging their contribution to the province, senior citizens of Northern Samar were treated to some fun and great pampering Sunday (June 2) where they received a wide array of essential services at the Capitol Gym, as part of the commemoration of the 59th Founding Anniversary of the province.

From availing free medical and dental check-up to receiving hygiene kits, food packs, vegetables seeds and other essential and basic services, senior citizens across the province had fun and light moments sharing conversations with fellow senior citizens, grooved to their favorite music, and enjoyed various performances.

Informative talks on mental health, preventing common chronic diseases of elderlies, and PhilHealth benefit packages were also conducted.

On behalf of Governor Edwin Ongchuan, Vice Governor Clarence Dato extended appreciation and gratitude to the elderly sector.

“Dako an akon pagpasalamat san aton mga kaarugan nga tungod sa kanra, may-ada kita mga nahibaroan. Sanglit yana, ginsasalin-urog naton an Seniors Day komo paglingi san mga nahibulig san aton mga kaarugan para san aton komunidad. An iyo mga ginagihan, kinaadman, ngan paghigugma, mao an naging gabay san kada tagsa sa amon, ngan kamo an pundasyon ngan naghahatag kolor sa aton komunidad,” Vice Governor Dato echoed.

Considered as the pillar of the community, the elderlies are the great mentors of the individuals in the community as they are equipped with knowledge and wisdom from their rich experiences.

With Vice Governor Dato were Board Member Leonida Laodenio, municipal social welfare and development officers, and the National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) who graced the event to conduct data gathering on developing programs and initiatives for the elderlies.

Governor Ongchuan and the provincial government continues to recognize and address the needs of all sectors, including the elderly.