Filipino Elderly Month
Filipino Elderly Month (Proclamation No. 470, s. 1994) is a celebration held annually every October in the Philippines to celebrate and give importance to our senior citizens. Every year, senior citizens from different places gather and start the month with the Elderly Filipino Week celebration. The week-long celebration features different events and activities for senior citizens such as “Walk For Life”, various singing and dancing competitions, honoring centenarians, and more. Assistance and gifts are also given to senior citizens. Important matters are also discussed and shared to senior citizens such as the law, pensions, and more. This event is usually led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, PhilHealth, local OSCAs, and senior citizens’ organizations.