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).
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.