DOT-6 to treat senior citizens on Valentine’s Day

THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 in partnership with SM City Iloilo and the Federation of Senior Citizens Affairs of the Philippines (FSCAP) Iloilo Chapter is organizing the “Senior Moments – A Love Affair with Senior Citizens” this Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019, 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM at SM City Iloilo North Point.

This one-afternoon event is dedicated primarily to entertain and treat senior citizens by providing them a venue to display their talents and share their stories.

DOT-6 will also have activities that will give them the opportunity to learn new things and acquire important information that would benefit them.

“Senior citizens compose a vital sector of society.  The wealth of experience and wisdom they can share remains to be a very important guide to current leaders in addressing many of our societal problems and an indispensable tool to nurture the next generation,” said DOT-6 Director Helen Catalbas said.

One of the highlights of the Senior Moments is the “Senior Talks” where representatives from the Department of Health-6 and the Commission on Human Rights will discuss topics about health and laws relating to senior citizens, respectively.

Accredited Tourism-Oriented Establishments (TOEs) and Tourism-Related Entities (TREs) will be providing special treats and prizes for those who would participate in various activities during the event such as the Wonder Grandma and Grandpa (a talent showcase) and the Dancing King and Queen.

“This event is also a step towards highlighting the role of the senior citizens in the tourism sector.  We hope to engage with them in identifying opportunities for them to participate in the tourism sector and institutionalize the role they would play”, Catalbas added. (SC)

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