TAGBILARAN CITY – One of the major programs of the Agricultural Training Institute is to conduct training among our clients and stakeholders. Aside from commodity-based, special concerns programs are also among the institute’s priority wherein it recognizes the contributions of the persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and indigenous people in nation building.
Hence, the ATI in Central Visayas held a three-day Capability Enhancement Training for Senior Citizens dubbed as Eat Well, Live Well last March 18-20, 2019 at Cabawan District, this city.
Twenty-seven senior citizens from the different municipalities of Bohol participated the activity with the objectives of recognizing their role in nation building, learn their benefits and privileges; providing them healthy inputs on healthy practices that will encourage them to develop positive attitudes.
The topics include Lifestyle Medicine, Health and Wellness with Dr. Mechelle Acero-Palma, Lifestyle Medicine Specialist of Remnant Institute of Alternative Medicine, Inc. (RIAM) in Iloilo City and Mrs. Evelina Leyble, Head of OSCA-Tagbilaran on the Roles of Senior Citizens in Nation Building, and Benefits and Privileges of Senior Citizens under RA 9994.
Trinidad Virador of Carmen, Bohol in her impression said as quoted: "The training is very relevant. The topics discussed were appropriate for the Senior Citizens. It helps us live longer by following all that the resource speaker, Dr. Palma discussed. It is precautionary, so that the 5 top killers will be minimized.”
Spearheading the three-day activity is Ma. Gracia Soliva-Pungay, Media Production Specialist II of ATI-7.