Most of the diseases and healthconditions the elderly suffer in the region are hypertension, diabetes and bodyaches. De Guzman said elders in the regionentertained themselves through joining church organization, groups and playingsocio-recreational games. Among those discussed during theprogram were physical exercises, activities and food essential for maintainingwellness. Revolving around the theme “Healthyand productive aging starts with me,” the DOH-6 guided the elderly on how tolive a healthy and fit lifestyle. Cristina de Guzman, DOH-6 regionalprogram coordinator for health and wellness, said the elderly sector was givenhealth priority programs from the government. “It is good that they have theseactivities because we want them to become productive,” she added. Around 300 senior citizens gathered ata mall in Mandurriao district for the celebration of the Elderly Filipino Weekon Oct.1. “For those who may be diagnosed withhypertension or with diabetes, we have free medicine accessed at healthcenters. For them to access the medicines, they have to be registered for theirmaintenance and they have to consult every three months for the management oftheir diabetes and hypertension,” de Guzman said. “They should also drink more water forthe maintenance of good health and for them to cleanse. It is very importantthat every day, they have regular bowel movement,” she added. Around 300 senior citizens gather at a mall in Iloilo City to celebrate the Elderly Filipino Week on Oct. 1. CRISTINA DE GUZMAN/PNA Aside from the DOH, the Department ofSocial Welfare Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Departmentof Labor and Employment and Social Security System updated the participants oftheir programs.(With a report from PNA/PN) “We are grateful for them because theyhave done a lot for this country. We cannot afford that our elders are sick. Wewant them to enjoy life and the fruits of their labors as retirees,” de Guzmansaid. De Guzman said it is also importantthat elders take in less salt, sugar and oily food. She added the elderly should alsovisit their dentists regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums essential asthey take in food. “It is good that we have people herefrom the government. This is much appreciated and it makes us feel that we arerecognized in the little things that we do,” Engr. Rodrigo Naval, president andchairman of the city’s Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of thePhilippines said. ILOILO City – The Department ofHealth-Western Visayas (DOH-6) assured the government is looking after thehealth and wellness of the elderly sector.
Comments Published on August 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm With five freshmen in the starting lineup, Syracuse took the field Saturday night looking to find ways to make up for its inexperience. But with youth comes growing pains, and the Orange fell to Colgate 1-0 on the road.For the entire first half, the Orange played solid defense and held the Raiders scoreless. It wasn’t until the 53rd minute that the Syracuse defense lapsed. Senior goalkeeper Phil Boerger couldn’t handle a save, the ball kicked back out in front of the net and Colgate freshman Jimmy McLaughlin put in the rebound for the only goal of the game.Syracuse’s offense did have some opportunities to score but couldn’t capitalize. Early in the game, junior Mark Brode missed a free kick. Then in the 79th minute, senior Dan Summers, a transfer from Hartwick College, sent a shot just past the right side of the goal. Late in the game, Boerger tried to set up his teammates by sending the ball into the Colgate box, but it was to no avail.Syracuse took only three shots in the game, compared to the Raiders’ 15. Colgate goalkeeper Grant Reed never even had to make a save. Boerger, who transferred to SU from Evansville University, made six saves to keep his team within reach of tying the game or taking the lead.Freshman forward Grant Chong and senior midfielder Nick Roydhouse were the other two members of the Orange to take shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEight players made their debuts for Syracuse, which started six freshmen in the second half. In what’s essentially a completely different team from the one that the Orange fielded last season, overcoming that youth and inexperience will be key for SU to have a strong season in head coach Ian McIntyre’s second year.Syracuse has its home opener Thursday night against Canisius at the SU Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m.Women’s soccerSyracuse’s third game of the season, at Colgate, was postponed on Sunday due to weather conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. The game is currently in the process of being rescheduled.The Orange (1-1, 0-0 Big East) will return to action Thursday against No. 10 Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.SU split its first two games of the season at the Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. The Orange dropped its season opener to Robert Morris 1-0 on Aug. 19 and defeated Florida Gulf Coast 1-0 two days later. Facebook Twitter Google+