AT 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, around 6,000 elderly are expected to join the simultaneous Walk for Life in Metro Manila and in selected cities in the country. This is the kick-off activity of the Elderly Filipino Week celebration and is spearheaded by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the Department of Health.
The activity aims to promote healthy lifestyle and wellness among the elderly. Participants may also avail themselves of the services offered in the sites such as medical consultations, random blood sugar screening, cholesterol screening, bone scanning, blood pressure measurement and vaccination.
PhilHealth will also put up service desks to answer queries and accept membership enrolment and data amendment. Other government agencies will also set up booths to provide services to elderly participants.
The activity sites are PFVR Gym in Baguio City, San Fernando City Plaza in La Union, Ayala Mall in Legazpi City, Almont Inland Resort in Butuan City, SMRAA Sports Complex in City of Koronadal and SM Malls in Pasay City, Cauayan, Isabela; Lucena, San Fernando, Pampanga; Batangas, Iloilo, Seaside-Cebu, Ecoland-Davao and Cagayan de Oro.
Registration is free.
For details, contact the DOH's Disease Prevention and Control Bureau at 732-2494, 651-7800 locals 1750 to 1752. (END)
Reference: Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas
OIC-Vice President, Corporate Affairs Group