'Justice for Seniors' Daytime House Opens in Puerto Vallarta

Daniel Mora Valencia - Vallarta Today/NNC
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June 20, 2013

This week, social justice for seniors of Puerto Vallarta was created with the opening of the Daytime House, inaugurated by the Municipal President of the DIF, Magaly Fregoso Ortiz, and the Mayor, Ramón Guerrero Martínez, which will render attention to 16 thousand seniors of 60 years and older.

This institute of integral care for seniors, according to Magaly Fregoso Ortiz, represents the fulfillment of one of the most important commitments of this department and its administration, as it was an essential request of the population to have ready access to a site where seniors could be taken care of during the day.

The president of the DIF system, clarified that this was only the first step towards the construction of a greater project, which will offer useful services for their recreation and personal development.

She further detailed that there are five pillars on which this daytime house is founded: the promotion of health through the direct attention of the mind and body; the prevention of illness through recreation and cultural activities; formal attention, physical rehabilitation, nutrition, a book club, literacy, singing lessons, guitar lessons, crafts; support group for hypertension and diabetes; social work, venerable plan credentials and organic orchard workshops, among others.

"We are doubly proud because thanks to the participation of an enthusiastic group of entrepreneurial leaders, who committed to a social cause, focused on the extraordinary goal of rendering warm food for breakfast to seniors in distress, they have started the operation of service dinners where besides providing meals, the commitment is to offer them all the integral support that the DIF system offers.

In this context, Magaly Fregoso recognized that there is a great challenge ahead and that this will definitely not be an easy task, however, she assured that great alliances have been forged with the private sector, who share this commitment towards seniors of all the municipality.

"We have many treasures in our seniors, they are life teachers, life that starts to write new pages full of friendship, solidarity, thankfulness and love towards its companions in this day house."

Finally, Magaly Fregoso Ortiz declared that starting immediately, the Day House will be filled with the energy and enthusiasm of seniors, "the commitment was made by our mayor, Ramón Guerrero and as we advance hand in hand with OXXO, we should be able to show good results so that this day house provides shelter to hundreds of elders in our municipality."

Source: NNC.mx. Translation by Mr Rene Tripp

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