PhilHealth treats senior citizens | Inquirer News

PhilHealth treats senior citizens

/ 07:28 AM October 10, 2012

As the country observed Elderly Filipino Week every first week of October, PhilHealth, through its corporate social responsibility, gave special care and attention to elderly Filipinos.

Recognizing their significance in shaping today’s generation, employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. in Central Visayas (PhilHealth-7) organized a day of leisure and fun on Oct. 5 for beneficiaries of the Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE) in Cebu City at the conference hall of Redemptorist Parish Church.

COSE is a non-government organization that works with poor older persons in urban and rural areas in the country. It initiates community based programs among the elderly poor wherein older people care for each other’s health, advocacy, social, economic, funding, counseling and organizing needs.


In Cebu City, COSE partnered with the elderly of Redemptorist Parish through their group Redemptorist Elderly Alliance.


A jovial afternoon air filled the conference hall of the parish church Friday as PhilHealth talents serenaded 59 elderly individuals and entertained them with fun games and snacks. Not to be outdone, a few of the elderly showcased their singing prowess to the delight of everyone.

PhilHealth also distributed bags of goods to the members of Redemptorist Elderly Alliance, including those who were not present.

PhilHealth also took the opportunity to inform and educate COSE members on PhilHealth’s programs, especially for qualified senior citizens—the Lifetime Member Program. PhilHealth shared that the Lifetime Member Program is for all senior citizens who have retired from employment and have contributed at least 10 years worth of premium to PhilHealth.

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