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Press Release/30 October 2018
DOH-CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) on Friday concluded the first “Senior Citizen’s Health Summit” held in Pasay City with 150 participants in attendance from various provinces of the region.
 
“Growing old is never a hindrance to leading productive lives and making a difference in society. Our senior citizens still have much to contribute to help the current generation of Filipinos in their efforts to build a better country.”,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated.
 
Dr. Janairo also emphasized and reminded seniors to stay fit and eat healthy diet like high fiber-fruits, vegetables and plenty of water to stay energized and active. “Focus on disease prevention by avoiding smoking and alcohol. Stay happy, healthy, keep doing activities you enjoy, add regular exercise to your routine because it can help reduce the risk of developing disabilities and diseases”.
 
Participants were introduced to various traditional complementary and alternative modalities to monitor and assess their over-all health, such as the Live Blood Analysis (LBA), Disease Prevention Analyzer (DPA), Hypotential Therapy and Electric Acupuncture machines which was employed during the summit in partnership with AHON (Association of Health Oriented Neighbors).
Among the services that were provided during the summit were dental and vision checkups.
 
Assistive devices such as walkers, canes and health kits were given to selected seniors who have difficulty in walking. Health kits were also distributed to all the participants.  
 
According to the Commission on Population (POPCOM), there will be 8,013,059 Filipinos over 60 years of age. This is 8.2% of the total population which is estimated to reach 107 million by the end of 2018 with a growing rate of 1.69% annually. From this group, 5,082,049 will be 65 and older. The commission also estimated that about 4,965 Filipinos is born everyday day, or 206 every hour. This will mean that the population will hit the 142M mark by 2045.
 
“Let us not forget the sacrifices and the vital contributions of our elderly citizens to the development and progress of our society. Being also a member of this privileged group, I encouraged everyone to continue imparting knowledge and molding future generations with the wisdom that we have acquired through the years”, Dr. Janairo concluded. 
 
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DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo encourages seniors of the region to keep fit, stay healthy and live longer and assures more worthwhile activities will be provided to further improve their well-being during the Senior Citizen's Health Summit held in Pasay City on September 27-28, 2019.
 
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DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo leads in the distribution of assistive devices to seniors during the Senior Citizen's Health Summit held in Pasay City on September 27-28, 2019.
 
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Dr. Rubi T. Lim, opthalmologist and DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo puts on the free eyeglasses to selected seniors during the Senior Citizen's Health Summit held in Pasay City on September 27-28, 2019.
 
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A senior undergoes a Live Blood Analysis Test to show when an individual is critical for immediate detoxification by detecting the electrical frequency in the blood cells as explained by a staff of AHON (Alliance of Health Oriented Neighbors) during the DOH-CALABARZON Senior Citizen's Health Summit held in Pasay City on September 27-28, 2018.
 
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A senior holds an metal rod which is part of the  Quantum Magnetic Resonance Analyzer which determines the current state or health or the various organs of the body conducted by a staff of AHON (Alliance of Health Oriented Neighbors) during the DOH-CALABARZON Senior Citizen's Health Summit held in Pasay City on September 27-28, 2018.
 
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Members of the DOH-CALABARZON Dental Unit provides prophylaxis to seniors during the Senior Citizen's Health Summit held in Pasay City on September 27-28, 2018.