The Haven for the Elderly celebrated its 8th Founding Anniversary last April 27, 2018 with the theme: “Walang Puwang sa Katiwalian ang Paglilingkod ng Tapat sa Bayan”.
The activity started with a celebration of a Holy Mass in thanksgiving to the number years of existence of the Center, its continuous growth and for the continued support of partners and donors. The celebration also included the blessing of the newly constructed facilities of the Center.
In her message, Dir. Annie E. Mendoza, the OIC-Regional Director of DSWD Field Office IV-A, highlighted the growth of the center and the important role it plays in serving the abandoned and neglected older persons in our society. She also acknowledged the different partners and donors who had unceasingly provided support to the Center in various ways. Dir. Mendoza also acknowledged the other visitors and guests who take time to be part of the celebration.
Among the guests in the celebration are DSWD Undersecretary Mae Fe Ancheta Templa, Former DSWD Undersecretary Celia C. Yangco and local officials from the Municipality of Tanay and Barangay Sampaloc.
The Haven for the Elderly is a residential facility managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It provides care and services to abandoned and neglected older persons. Among the services being provided to them are medical, social, livelihood, recreational and spiritual.
Part of the Anniversary celebration were the different performances of selected resident-older persons showcasing their talents and skills. An awarding of “Lakas ng Karakter” among clients and staff was conducted during the activity.***