Homeless senior citizens in this city will now have a safe place to stay and live in.
The city government here on Wednesday inaugurated the first city-operated home for the aged.
“No homeless senior citizens. No elderly will stay on the streets,” Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said in a social media post.
Called “Bale Pusu”, the facility located in Barangay Sta. Teresita here will initially house eight to 12 female senior citizens.
It will have a receiving area, activity area, bedrooms, mess hall and kitchen.
The staff is composed of social workers with additional house parents from the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
For the entertainment of the elderly, Bale Pusu has television sets installed as well as board games. Daily activities are lined up for the residents.
Doctors and health workers from the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center will conduct regular check-ups on the housed seniors. (PNA)