ILOILO City, Feb. 10 (PNA) -– More than 250 senior citizens of Iloilo will be treated this month through a newly-crafted program of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) dubbed as ART, or Asikaso, Respeto sa mga Tigulang (Care and Respect for the Elderly).
Dr. Neneth Pador, PSWDO chief, said the program tentatively scheduled on February 27 at the Provincial Capitol lobby is sponsored by the Office of the Governor under Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.
The whole day activity will treat senior citizens with free haircut, massage, lecture on illnesses commonly suffered by the elderly like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart diseases and diabetes, among others.
Aside from this, there are also medical and dental examinations in coordination with the Provincial Capitol Clinic.
According to Pador, the governor has committed to fund the meals of the senior citizens.
“Each town will be bringing six senior citizens including the Office of the Senior Citizen head of each municipality,” Pador added.
Around 258 members of senior citizens are expected to convene during the program.
Pador said the ART program is an initiative of PSWDO which plans to make it a yearly activity.(PNA)