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Feature: Home for the aged marks 31st year

Tagum City (31 July) -- Some 48 older persons now staying at DSWD Home for the Aged in Tagum City will join local chief executives, representatives from non-government and government organizations, media, civic groups and other DSWD partners in celebrating the home's 31 years on Friday, August 1.

Desiree Nuņez Piņgol, Home for the Aged center manager said in an interview, "As we mark our 31st anniversary, we remember the people and organizations that have been supportive to the center's operation especially the Friends of the Home Foundation, Inc."

"Our older persons are just lucky that we get donations from some local government units, private individuals and groups, and we have a sizeable number of volunteer caregivers, nurses, medical technologists, social workers and physical therapists that regularly visit the center and painstakingly work with our wards," Piņgol revealed.

The center is the oldest and the largest government-run center for older persons in Mindanao. It also operates an extension residential facility at Barangay San Jose, Monkayo, Compostela Valley.

The center provides social work interventions to unattached, abandoned and neglected elderly men and women who are 60 years old and above.

Its programs and services include counseling, case conference, family dialogue, outreach to families for reintegration, residential care, medical, dietary, skills development and occupational therapy.

Further, the older persons are enabled to participate in community affairs, social, recreational and cultural activities to sustain sense of belongingness and combat feelings of isolation, alienation and emptiness. The center also facilitates reintegration of older persons to their family. (DSWD-degsduron/PIA XI) [top]

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