DSWD to Central Luzon folk: Show love for seniors by having them vaxxed
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) urged Central Luzon residents to show their love to the elderly by having them inoculated against Covid-19.
DSWD Regional Director Marites Maristela emphasized that the delay of vaccination among senior citizens increases their vulnerability to Covid-19, a Philippine Information Agency report said.
“While there are a lot of love languages such as words of affirmation and services, the best way to demonstrate our love and care for our ‘lolos’ and ‘lolas’ is to have them inoculated,” she said during the regional webinar on Overcoming Mental Health Distress Among Senior Citizens.
The event kicked off the 2021 Elderly Filipino Week celebration in Region 3.
“In DSWD, approximately 84 percent or 42 out of 50 senior citizen employees already received their Covid-19 vaccines. We are still reaching out to those who are afraid and have reservations to explain to them that they need a blanket of protection,” Maristela said.
She said this year’s Elderly Filipino Week celebration centers on recognizing and appreciating grandparents’ wisdom, love and comfort to their loved ones especially in times of uncertainty.
“Without them, we will never enjoy some of the things that we have now such as Filipino values, various advocacies and democracy,” Maristela said.
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