New DSWD program aims to prevent elder abuse; involves communities in monitoring, reporting of cases

Noting that cases of abuse against the elderly continue to be reported, especially through the social media, with netizens posting videos of older persons experiencing verbal and physical abuse from their own families as perpetrators, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is pilot testing a project dubbed as Reporting System and Prevention Program for continue reading : New DSWD program aims to prevent elder abuse; involves communities in monitoring, reporting of cases

Old but not helpless

At 73, Lola Jasmin Francisco, a widow, can still be seen selling fruits in front of her house in Barangay San Roque in Teresa, Rizal. Despite her age, she needs the income to support most of her needs, especially her medications. She is suffering from high blood pressure, high uric acid and asthma. She said continue reading : Old but not helpless

DSWD leads 2015 Elderly Filipino Week, urges public to report elderly abuse

As the lead agency in social protection, the Department of Social Welfare and Development continuously conducts advocacy activities to promote the rights and welfare of the disadvantaged and vulnerable sector, including older persons. One form of advocacy is the celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week on October 1-7 to be led by the DSWD in partnership with continue reading : DSWD leads 2015 Elderly Filipino Week, urges public to report elderly abuse

DSWD cites support of donors, partners to center for abandoned seniors

Tanay, Rizal—Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman hopes for a continuous partnership in the years to come with the benefactors, partner non-government organizations (NGOs) and the local government unit (LGU) that have been helping Haven for the Elderly, a center for neglected and abandoned seniors. “I am confident that we can sustain continue reading : DSWD cites support of donors, partners to center for abandoned seniors

DSWD marks 5th anniversary of facility for seniors

As a culminating activity for the 5th founding anniversary of the Haven for the Elderly this month, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), which manages the center, will hold a whole day program today, April 29, to recognize donors, benefactors, and partners. According to DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, the success of the center continue reading : DSWD marks 5th anniversary of facility for seniors

Elderly lady becomes a local hero through participation in Kalahi-CIDSS

For some, the word “elderly” is associated with limitations, retirement, and frailty. However, Elsie Lomong-oy of barangay Kin-iway, the center of the town of Besao, Mt. Province, thinks nothing of this, despite being 60 years old herself. “[Age] is just a number and it challenges me to do even more,” she said in her local continue reading : Elderly lady becomes a local hero through participation in Kalahi-CIDSS