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The program intends to promote and improve the quality of life of older persons through the establishment and provision of basic health services for older persons, formulation of policies and guidelines pertaining to older persons, provision of information and health education to the public, provision of basic and essential training of manpower dedicated to older persons and, the conduct of basic and applied researches.
 
 
VISION
A country where all Filipino Senior Citizens are able to live an improved quality of life through a healthy and productive aging
 
 
MISSION
Implementation of a well-designed program that shall promote the health and wellness of Senior Citizens and improve their quality of life in partnership with other stakeholders and sectors.
 
 
OBJECTIVES
To ensure bettter health for Senior Citizens through the provision of focused service delivery
 
  
PROGRAM COMPONENTS 
Shall focus on six program components where health interventions are possibel, effective and able to be implemented with a clear actionable role for all sectors: 
  1. Policy, Standards and Regulation
  2. Health Financing
  3. Service Delivery
  4. Human Resources for Health
  5. Health Information
  6. Governance for Health
  
 
TARGET POPULATION/CLIENT 
All Filipinos 60 years old and above who are: 
  •       Well and free from symptoms
  •       Sick and frail
  •       Chronically ill and cognitively impaired
  •       In need of rehabilitation services
 
 
AREA OF COVERAGE
Zamboanga Peninsula
 
 
 
PARTNER INSTITUTIONS 
  • Department of Social Works and Development
  • City/Municipality Social Works and Development
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
  • Local Government Units and Non local Government Units
  • Department of Public Works and Highways
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Labor and Employment
  • Other Government Agencies
  • Peoples Organizations
  • Private Institutions
 
 
 
POLICIES AND LAWS 
RA 9257 Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2003 
“An act granting additional benefits and privileges to Senior Citizens amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7432, otherwise known as "An act to maximize the contribution of Senior Citizens to nation building, grant benefits and special privileges and for other purposes”
 
RA 9994 Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010 
“An act granting additional benefits and privileges to Senior Citizens, further amending Republic Act No. 7432, as amended, otherwise known as "An act to maximize the contribution of Senior Citizens '1'0 nation building, grant benefits and special privileges and for other purposes”
 
Department of Health Administrative Order No.  2015-0009 National Policy on the Health and Wellness Program for Senior Citizen 
“National Policy on the Health and Wellness Program for Senior Citizens”
 
 
  
 
 
STRATEGIES, ACTION POINTS AND TIMELINE 
OVERALL GOAL: Quality of life among older persons is promoted and contributes to the nation building. 
  • Redefine the minimum health care package for older persons to include primary, secondary and tertiary care. The package should consist of health services tied up with pre-financed sources of care in order to improve accessibility by older persons.
  • Build the capacity of human health resources toward the promotive, preventive, curative and supportive care for older persons. 
  • Integrate into current licensing and accreditation requirements, building, facilities, equipment and personnel standards appropriate for care of older persons.
  • Develop community-based and institution-based models of health care for older people.
  • Pursue the implementation of laws and policies for the protection and improvement of the quality of life of the older persons such as the RA 9257 or The Expanded Senior Citizens’ Act of 2003.
  • Local stewardship for improving health outcomes for the older persons.
  • Local public health authorities taking responsibility for sustaining and further improving the older person interventions using public-private partnership (PPP) approach with the public sector taking the lead.
  
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS/STATUS
  • 2002 –Establishment of SC wards @ LPH and MCS
  • Served at ZCMC SC Ward
  • Vaccination of SC with Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine
  • Advocacy on RA 9994 and RA 9257
    • Multi-media Campaign on Senior Citizen’s Rights and Previledges
    • Community-based orientation/ information dessimination on Senior Citizen’s Rights and Previledges
    • Health Forum/ Advocacies to Cities and Municipalities of Zamboanga Peninsula
  • Senior Citizen Congress Region-wide
  • Provide Medical Assistance to SC Regionwide
  • Yearly Celebration/Observance of the National Elderly Week
  • Attendance to Inter-agency Stakeholders Quarterly Meeting
  • Medical Missions to different areas in Zampen
  • Provision of Walker, Canes, Wheelchairs, Eyeglasses and Health Kits
  • Provision of Medicines
 
 
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 
Date
Activity
Venue
May 12 & 19
Community-based Advocacy on Senior Citizens Health
Vitali, Zamboanga City
Curuan, Zamboanga City
October 2-6
Walk for Life (SC Week Celebration)
Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Del Sur
Zamboanga Del Norte
Zamboanga Sibugay
October
Senior Citizen Congress (Pagadian City)
Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur
June, September & October
Orientation on Senior Citizen’s Health
Zamboanga City
Quarterly
Joint DMOs- PHO Quarterly Meeting on Senior Citizens Health
Zamboanga Del Sur
Zamboanga Del Norte
Zamboanga Sibugay
2nd Quarter of the Year
Aktibidades sa Maayong Panglawas sa Dakbayan
Zamboanga Del Sur
  • Pagadian
  • Aurora
  • Kumalarang
  • Mahayag
  • Tambulig
  • Dimataling
  • Labangan
  • Margosatubig
  • Lakewood
  • Dumalinao
  • Dumalinao
  • Pitogo
  • San Miguel
  • Tambulig
  • Ramon Magsaysay
  • Pagadian
  • San Pablo
  • Tigbao
  • Dimataling
  • Tabina
  • Sagun
  • Labangan
  • Sominot
  • Midsalip
  • Dumingag
  • Lapuyan
  • Guipos
  • Josefina
  • Aurora
  • Mahayag
  • Molave
  • Tukuran
  • Bayog
  • Dinas
  • Lakewood
  • Margosatubig
  • Olutanga
  • Talusan
  • Mabuhay
  • Alicia
  • Buug
  • Ipil
  • Kabasalan
  • Imelda
  • Titay
  • Tungawan
  • RT Lim
  • Diplahan
  • Siay
  • Payao
  • Naga
  • Malangas
Year round
Promotion of Healthy Elderly (Advocacy, Health Caravan, Health Summit)
Zamboanga Del Sur:
Zamboanga Sibugay
Zamboanga Del Norte
  • Dipolog
  • Sergio Osmeña
  • Sirawai
  • La Libertad
  • Dapitan
  • Leon Postigo
  • Siayan
  • Sindangan
  • Salug
  • Godod
  • Sibuco
  • Sibutad
  • Piñan
  • Salug
  • Katipunan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STATISTICS
Senior Citizen
 
 
 
2000
2007
2010
Philippines
76,504,077
88,574,614
92,337,852
Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)
2,831,342
3,230,094
3,407,353
Cities in Region IX:
     
Dapitan City
68,178
72,792
77,441
Dipolog City
99,862
113,118
120,460
Isabela City
73,032
87,985
97,857
Pagadian City
142,515
161,312
186,852
Zamboanga City
601,794
774,407
807,129
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROGRAM MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION
Rolando Lilienthal L. Bucoy, MD
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DATE LAST UPDATED
September 15, 2017