10.10.13 DPHSS Senior Citizen_plg edit

“Our culture has taught us to have a deep respect for our elders. We have better lives because of the sacrifices they endured.  We are better people because of the lessons of love they passed on to us.  They have shaped this island to the paradise it is today and will be tomorrow. And for that, we are forever grateful.  Ray and I will do whatever we can to help Guam’s greatest generation live a life of dignity.  That’s a commitment they deserve, and a promise we will keep.”- Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Governor Calvo Provides Funding for Senior Citizen DPHSS Program                                   
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo has expanded a critical government program that feeds Guam’s elders who either can’t afford, or don’t have the ability to feed themselves. The Division of Senior Citizens of the Department of Public Health and Social Services has delivered meals to thousands of senior citizens Monday through Friday for the last 33 years.  Starting this weekend, our manamko‘ will also get meals delivered on Saturdays.
This extra day of needed nutrition is funded through a provision Governor Calvo, Senator Aline Yamashita, and the legislative minority included in this year’s budget.  The additional $500,000 appropriated in the law allows DPHSS to deliver meals Monday through Saturday every week.
The Division of Senior Citizens Helps Our Manamko‘                                                   
The Department of Public Health and Social Services’ Division of Senior Citizens helps our Manamko’ maintain their independence and dignity. They offer support services that include nutritional meal delivery, protection from potential physical and mental abuse, access to affordable healthcare programs, transportation services, and much more.
If you or someone you know is 60-years-old or older and needs food services or assistance, please contact the Division of Senior Citizens by calling 735-7421/7451 or the Case Management Services Program for seniors at 635-1422/1433.


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