Senior citizens’ Wellness Day

IT WAS A SUNNY Friday, when Barangay Talomo Proper welcomed senior citizens coming from Bangkal, Countryside, Ulas, Puan, Talomo Proper, Talomo Cemento and Talomo Beach. As early as 6:30 a.m., the first batch of seniors arrived with enthusiasm and lined up in the “Free Haircut” and “Free Massage Services” areas.

FIRST batch of seniors in the free haircut services.

FIRST batch of seniors in the free haircut services.

 The charismatic and energetic Barangay Captain of Barangay Talomo Proper, Engr. Bendor Aparis Calamba, ensured that all were served with hot arroz caldo, bottled water and muffins.

 The most enjoyable part of the gathering was the Dancercise Session. The seniors flocked in the dance floor with smiles on their faces, as they follow the dance steps of Jessie Ramas, Karen Candelaria and Emily Fernandez. Watching them dance freely with the beat of cha cha cha, twist and swing music was truly delightful.

DANCERCISE session with Barangay Talomo Proper Seniors.

DANCERCISE session with Barangay Talomo Proper Seniors.

 The special presentation of “Awitin Ninyo at Isasayaw Namin” of purok 59 lead by purok leaders Rose B. Russel and Conchita Diezma was applauded with shouts of joy.

 Edward Alabaster of Alabaster Miracle Oil, gave a wellness lecture on the importance of using essential vegetable and fruit oils to be applied on the affected parts of the body. He promoted healthy lifestyle to the seniors.

KAPITAN Bendor A. Calamba with the two oldest seniors.

KAPITAN Bendor A. Calamba with the two oldest seniors.

 Stand and desk electric fans, rice cookers, air pots, electric irons, magic pillows, umbrellas, grocery packs, rice packs and surprise gifts were raffled off to the excitement of the senior citizens.

DIOSDADA Sasarita, 113 years old singing “Ikaw ang langit ko”.

DIOSDADA Sasarita, 113 years old singing “Ikaw ang langit ko”.

 Diosdada Sasarita, the oldest senior citizen of Barangay Talomo Proper rendered a beautiful song, all were amazed that at hundred-thirteen years old, she can still walk without a cane, answers all my questions clearly and still has a good sight. She shared of her healthy eating of only vegetables and fruits, avoiding red meats and junk foods.

BONZ Militar and the lucky recipients of his gifts.

BONZ Militar and the lucky recipients of his gifts.

 Brgy. Captain Bendor A. Calamba gave her a stand fan, magic pillows, grocery pack and umbrella which she appreciated very much. Another 95 year-old senior citizen was also given a desk fan and grocery packs. It was a day of bonding and fellowship between the seniors and the barangay officials.

 The seniors of Barangay Talomo Proper are looking forward to their next gathering, the Seniors Christmas Festival 2017.

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