“The world marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons as we reckon with the disproportionate and severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on older persons around the world – not only on their health, but on their rights and well-being.”
-UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Barbaza Multi-Purpose Cooperative celebrates the Elderly Filipino Week from October 1-9, 2020.
Considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of pandemics such as COVID-19, policy and programmatic interventions must be targeted towards raising awareness of their special needs. Now, more than ever, our elderly needs more support, care and love from the society.