Fun walk held to honor elderly

The Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) spearheaded a fun walk on October 1 to honor elderly Filipinos while the entire country observes the “Elderly Filipino Week’ every first week of October with the theme “Pagmamahal at Respecto ng Nakababata, Nagpapaligaya sa Nakatatanda.”

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Dubbed as “Walk for Life” the activity started with as fun walk, followed by a Zumba and program at the SM City grounds. Elderly participants likewise received medical services like anti-flu vaccines and blood testing for glucose and more.

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The activity aims to promote health and wellness amongst senior citizens as well as raise awareness on programs and benefits accorded to them by the government.

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The same event was done simultaneously in all key cities across the region as well as in other parts of the country.

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“Through this activity we seek to enhance cooperation with agencies especially those directly implementing the expanded senior citizens act,” DOH Chief Administrative Officer Edward Acta said. (JCV/PIA-10)

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