Senior Citizens Assistance Program

Program: Special Projects

One of the most vulnerable sectors in the community is the elderly or the senior citizens. Although, the government is exerting efforts to provide them due benefits and privileges, the support is not enough to meet their basic needs. Various assistance to improve their social and economic conditions are necessary in order to enhance their productivity and make their lives more meaningful. In Calatagan, a similar assistance program is being funded and initiated by Ms. Mercedes Zobel for the past several years now. The elderly are provided with an assortment of socio-economic assistance to primarily help them cope with the high cost of living and give them opportunities for social and productive interaction. Last April 25, 2016, the retirees attended their Monthly Meeting for program updates and various concerns related to the program. Ms. Grace Lira, EZF Program Officer, facilitated sharing sessions on health and other related concerns coinciding with the withdrawal of their monthly pensions at Banco ng Masa.