By Analou De Vera
The Department of Health- Calabarzon reminded anew the senior citizens in the region to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Regional Director Eduardo Janairo said that it was important for the elderly to exercise regularly to avoid the risk of developing certain illnesses.
“Ugaliin ring uminom ng maraming tubig upang maging aktibo at magkaroon enerhiya at napakaimportante at huwag kalilimutang kumain ng mga gulay at prutas dahil ang mga bitamina nito ang makakapagmigay ng lakas sa katawan,” he added.
[Always drink plenty of water and be active. It is also important to eat vegetables and fruits as it contain vitamins that will make your body stronger.]
Meanwhile, DOH-Calabarzon recently conducted a health summit wherein a total of 160 assistive devices, such as walkers, canes, and wheelchairs were distributed to the different groups of senior citizens in the region.
Maintenance medicines for those with hypertension and diabetes were also distributed.
It also conducted medical check-ups and lectures on mental health and aging, healthy lifestyle, and updates on their Philhealth benefits.
Janairo assured that there will be “more plans and programs for senior citizens to be implemented this year.”
“We will also introduce traditional and alternative healthcare for senior citizens to enhance their well-being and to prevent and to cure their illness,” he said.