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Senior Citizens experience love and care through ATI’s Feeding Program
Shelter the homeless, comfort the afflicted, feed the hungry, visit the sick and forgive offenses, these are some of the inspirational adages posted on the wall of the Divine Mercy Church inside the Jesus King of Mercy Homecare Foundation Inc. in Brgy. Orok, Surigao City. They took care of the elderly especially to those homeless and abandoned one as reflected with their burning passion of helping others.
The Homecare Foundation was tapped by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in coordination with the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), for a one-day feeding program. There were thirty-five (35) senior citizens from Brgy. Orok, Surigao City especially to those who have stayed in the foundation were fed as recipients for the said activity.
The Feeding Program aimed to enhance and expand quality care service to the elderly through provision of proper nutrition at the same time advocating social work and assistance to those in need. This program is part of the social and extension services of the ATI in Region XIII.
“I am so amazed and happy to have you all here, this is really a blessing from God to meet you all taking care for our elderly and senior citizens who really needs more love and care. I would like to thank ATI and CSWD for choosing this foundation for the feeding program,” Chief Operation Officer Jerry U. Go said during his welcome message.
Elders, senior citizens, whatever you call them, they all need love and care everywhere at all times. In fact, ATI staff serenaded them with the songs entitled “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko” and “Kumusta Ka” with the giving of gifts and giveaways for them to be happy. Those things are just small for us but already precious to them which brings a lifetime experience for them to reminisce.
Meanwhile, Training Center Superintendent I Samuel L. Calonzo thanked Mr. Go and Sister Conception from the Foundation as well as with the participants for accepting the group from ATI and CSWD and spent even just a little time with them.
Training Specialist Jocelyn A. Bayona along with the other ATI Caraga staff have their own valuable stories to tell from their experiences in assisting the senior citizens during the session. Ended, serving others is the true meaning of happiness and satisfaction.
The one-day feeding program was held in the Jesus King of Mercy Homecare Foundation Inc., Brgy. Orok, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte on April 18, 2017.