Elders of Valencia City Receive Cash Assistance
The City Government of Valencia through the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Ms. Vicky Lyn Acuesta Duron, Acting CSWDO, together with the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs facilitated the release of Cash Assistance to the elders of Valencia City aged 70 years old and above at the City Gymnasium, Valencia City on September 22-24, 2015. The release of assistance for the Third Quarter of 2015 was divided into 3 batches, from September 22, 23, and 24, 2015.
Ms. Vicky Lyn Acuesta-Duron, Acting CSWDO of Valencia City said that there are 4,282 senior citizens from the 31 barangays of Valencia who will be receiving Php600.00 each, amounting to Php2,569,200.00. The list was based on the data submitted by each Senior Citizens Association in each barangay.
“Senior citizens who turned 70 years old as of July this year are entitled to avail the cash assistance,” Ms. Duron said. The financial assistance is intended for the economically-disadvantaged senior citizens, for them to have additional cash to spend on basic needs such as medicines and nutritious food to support their health and well-being.
During the disbursement of cash assistance, the elders were also given medical check-up from the City Health Office, and the City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas pampered the elders by giving free haircut and massage.
“The Mayor provided free grooming services, massage as well as health check-up to our elders for she believes that our elders have once helped mold our city, and this is our way of showing our recognition and appreciation, especially now that they are already in their prime years,” Ms. Duron added.