Elderly Given Wheelchairs And Canes

@ilocosboy (38988)
Philippines
June 21, 2017 8:52pm CST
Many elderly were given free wheelchairs and canes as part of health program of the government. 5 wheelchairs, 3 canes and hundreds of reading glass were distributed to the elderly through the local government and the department of health. Most of the seniors cannot walk alone that is why they are so very happy when the walking instruments were given to them. They are provided because they are identified as beneficiary during a caravan that were held in every barangay in our community.
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@TheHorse (73573)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 17
Sounds like a good thing. Where are the canes and wheelchairs coming from?
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@Linda1234 (4749)
• Houston, Texas
22 Jun 17
Good ideas for your government helping elderly people .Hope do more good things for them .
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
The canes, wheelchairs and reading eyeglasses came from health department and local government unit.
@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
@Linda1234 i think this is a priority program now of the government.
@Yadah04 (3003)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
It is just comforting to know that our government is doing something to alleviate the plight of the its citizens. I just hope they do this more often and reach more needy ones.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
More, that is what we need to give to the community.
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@Yadah04 (3003)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
@ilocosboy yeah. I was just wondering, are you any part of a government organization or an NGO maybe to be able to take the picture.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
@Yadah04 let's nust say its part of my job
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@RubyHawk (30481)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun 17
Is that for everyone that needs these aides or the few you mentioned?
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
Only those who went to the caravan and were assessed needed those things.
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@RubyHawk (30481)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun 17
@ilocosboy It would be wonderful if the program applies to everyone
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
@RubyHawk it is for everyone but only those who came were given
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@ridingbet (60699)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
that is good, but i hope the elders who are given canes will have some assistance from their families. it is hard to walk in a cane if one has one-sided body weakness or hemiparesis.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
That was I saw yesterday, the recipient are with one or two relatives.
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@ridingbet (60699)
• Philippines
23 Jun 17
@ilocosboy the cane will be helpful to the elderly.
@responsiveme (16874)
• India
22 Jun 17
This is a good effort
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
good initiative from the government
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• United States
22 Jun 17
That was great. I know they were grateful. I am happy for them.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
I'm also happy for them, it is a big help for them especially when they want to stroll in there surrounding.
@mandala100 (52524)
• Hong Kong
22 Jun 17
That's so very heart-warming indeed.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
Veey awesome program for elderly
@youless (94301)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jun 17
This is a very good rule! It is dangerous and even deadly for the elders to fall down. It is better for them to have the canes and wheelchairs. And since the wheelchairs are expensive, so perhaps not all the families can afford it. I am glad that your government provide them to the elders for free. We shall learn from it.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
One good program intended for elderly and person with disabilities
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
That's really good news specially if they can't walk anymore.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
Most of the recipients are so weak
@snowy22315 (54337)
• United States
22 Jun 17
That is great! I mean it is not happy to be in that shape..but if you can get some help with the costs it makes it much more tolerable.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
Correct, helping them is just proper
@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
22 Jun 17
Thats a very good initiative. The elders cant afford to buy those things at times
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
Especially the indigent family
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@josie_ (8018)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
Good to know you have a local government that cares for their elderly. But I dislike politicians using these photo ops to promote themselves. Every time I see an ambulance with "donated by congressman "kapal mukha" I feel nausea. I recall one even had the gall to put his name on the side of a coffin he donated to one of his constituent. They should have buried him in the coffin too.
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@ilocosboy (38988)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
Name in the coffin he he, thats too much.
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@prashu228 (25513)
• India
22 Jun 17
That's really good of the government. Hope all the older people get such benefits..
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@sharon6345 (142335)
• United States
22 Jun 17
It was nice of your area to be so kind to them. I am getting a walker with a seat on it.
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