Home for the Aged

March 8, 2009… As we were scouting a foundation for the charity outreach program we are going to have on December with some friends from SIWMJ. Without any hesitation, I joined them for some reasons.

You see, I have a soft spot for the Lolo’s and Lola’s. When I saw them at the home for the aged, one thing that came into my mind was… “DON’T THEY  HAVE ANY FAMILY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM?” When I saw them, my heart shattered. Why do they have to be in that institution? I am not degrading the capacity of the institution. My point is…… If women from the institution can take care of the oldies, why not their own family? Ironic, isn’t it?!?!?!

According to one of the daughters of the founder of the said foundation, most of them are abandoned by their own family. Some left them just around the corner. Others, their family really brought them to the foundation. What a heck! In what reason they abandoned them? What ever their reasons are… I don’t give a damn!

They’re may be a burden to our lives…. but still, they are our family. We should be the one who took care of them. We should be the one who give back the love they gave and showed to us. It is not our obligation to do that, but it is a way of showing them how much we appreciate of what they did when we needed them, when they are the ones who took care of us since we were kid. When they are the ones’ who provide our needs.

One of the oldies from the institution is a 98 years old woman. We were taking pictures of the place for further information and ideas on what to bring and to give for the oldies for the forth coming charity outreach program of SIWMJ. This woman can still eat anything as long as it is soft. She still can manage to walk alone and eat alone (without someone to feed her).

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The institution is properly managed by the children of one of the founder and the founder herself. The foundation is not really financially blessed but with the goodness of the Lord, donations are everywhere that able to give life, love and care for the oldies. It’s good to know that there are still people who are willing to give their whole life in serving the oldies without anything in return. (“God will be the one to give them what is best for them”) That’s how amazing our creator. He made us to be what we want to be. But sad to say…. others go through on the wrong directions.

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5 responses

  1. sabi nila bakit daw di pa ko mag-asawa, wala daw titingin sa aking pagtanda. Ngayon, ilan ba sa mga elders na nsa institusyon ang di nag-asawa? baka nga halos lahat me pamilya di ba. Kaya di kasiguruhan na me pamilya ka para me tumingin sa pagtanda. Kapag me itinanim ka kahit kaninong kabutihan alam ko aani ka din ng malasakit.

    March 14, 2009 at 11:54 pm

  2. abbie L. Cayao

    Ate red is right. Let’s say you are surrounded with your love ones specially at your early time. but are you sure that someday pag di ka na kapakipakinabang are they still there for you? di ko nilalalahat ha pero as what my experienced sa kapitbahay ko. she gave all her efforts, loved everything she owned to her niece but now where is she? she was abadoned and no one who took care of her.. she was left alone with nothing. nakakaawa hayyyy buti nalang kahit papanu may institution para sa mga matatanda. kaya hanga ako at saludo mga nagtatayo at nag aalaga sa kanila.. May God Bless them more

    March 15, 2009 at 12:22 am

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