” I can move like that…” omekatel shouted above the music as other elderly participants encourage her.
With the recently announced ‘Year of the Family’, the Office of Ageing, Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of Health’s Physical Therapy team are collaborating and finding ways to keep our elderly citizens healthy. ”
Here at the Senior Citizens Center, we provide meals, activities and the occasional entertainment for the elderly. We also realized that we needed to keep our elderly active and this is where we are partnering up with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide a fitness program for our elderly” said Chief of Ageing Apo Augustine.
The MOH and the Physical Therapy Team headed by Jason Nolan has created a fun fitness program serving the elderly at the Senior Citizens Center. In addition to this partnership, the Office of Ageing regularly receives donations from the community.
This past month, the office received a donation of five (5) wheelchairs from a Japanese group headed by Ms. Satsiko Arizumi through a Palauan counterpart, Ms Takako Kadota. What better way to start the new year than to begin the year taking care of older members of our community by providing them opportunities to stay physically active and mobile. [/restrict]