Davao City  -“Our senior citizens are important to us. We should always remember to recognize their contribution in society because this is one way of encouraging them to live life to the fullest and to continue to be productive despite their advanced years,” urges Social Welfare Director Priscilla N. Razon as the country marks the Elderly Filipino Week from October 1-7.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in partnership with the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Older Persons (RIACOP),  leads the observance with the following activities: 1) Event Launch; 2) Radio Guesting; 3) Provincial and Municipal Celebrations; 4) Orientation on RA 9994 or The Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010; 5) Lecture on Normal Aging, Communication with the Older Person, Fall Prevention, and Home Safety for Older Persons; 6) Field Trip of Home for the Aged residents; 7) Social Pension Payout in Davao City; 8) Turnover of Wheelchair to Social Pension Beneficiaries; 9) Issuance of PhilHealth Card;  10) Socio Cultural Competition and Search for 2014 Mutya ng Senior Citizens; and 11) Culminating Program at Kadayawan Hall, NCCC Mall.

The senior citizens will also be treated to a free Eye and Medical Examination, Massage and Haircut.

Theme for this year is Ang Nakatatanda ay Yaman, Katuwang sa Pag-unlad Ng Bayan, Pangalagaan Kanilang Kapakanan. DSWD