Visiting homes for the aged isn’t new to me. Of course, it was not something I voluntarily did at first. It was one of our requirements as an undergrad so that time I was half-dragging my feet to visit Tahanan ni Maria in Carmona just to pass a class. My exact thoughts that time were, “I already have my lola at home who chews with ears off with her nonstop tales of how her life used to be. why do I have to subject myself to this boring activity?”. But after the afternoon, the experience had completely altered my perspective.

I realized I have a soft spot for the elderly. I mean, these elders were abandoned by the very people who they cared for and sacrificed their lives for. And they were left when they’re at their most vulnerable! How can anyone be so heartless? They don’t really need much because they are easily contented. And what they want is someone who’d listen (or even pretend to listen even when they start repeating the same stories, haha) to their stories, to feel relevant and not, by any chance, a burden. Truly, they don’t ask for a lot. With that, I’m genuinely happy that a brand/company finally took notice and decided to do something about it. <3

Gluta White & Firm: “We Filipinos are known for having a nuclear family system where all the members live with their elderly. Although many of us have financial problems and space constraints in their homes, some still manage to accommodate their grandparents with them when they are no longer able to take care of themselves. As part of the celebration of the love month, Gluta White and Firm shares its love with our abandoned elders last February 18, 2015 at the Kanlungan ni Maria Center in Antipolo. Be inspired as Lola Puti, Lola Pina and Lolo Cris share their lifeโ€™s upโ€™s and downโ€™s, and how they live their lives in the twilight of their years with full of hope, joy, peace and love.”
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