Caring for the Seniors

by Gerika Soria, Operation Blessing

VALENZUELA CITY — At 79, Nanay Pasing still scours through garbage for a living.

The old woman has been surviving the hard life in the city for more than 20 years—long enough for her stomach to get used to hunger pangs. Her husband died four years ago, and she was left still childless. She is now living with the person closest to her heart—her twin sister Nanay Estelita.

Continue reading on Nanay Pasing's ordeals, and how Operation Blessing brought her relief and respect, on

Easing Body Pains

Also among the hundreds of patients served was Safronia Lucas, a 70-year-old woman who is originally from Tacloban. She was one of the first patients served in the medical clinic.

Wearing blue rain boots, she gingerly walked inside the clinic and sat down across an OB volunteer doctor who assisted her. For two weeks, she has been suffering from severe back and muscle pain. It was the first time to have her condition checked by a doctor.

Learn more about how Operation Blessing becomes a heaven-sent to our elderly kababayans like Lola Safronia. Continue reading HERE.

When the World Lights Up

More than the free medical check-ups and medicines, free eye checkups and eyeglasses were also offered to residents of Pinalagad.

Pasincia Inincol, 75, always loved to read. But for three years, she had no eyeglasses, making reading difficult and almost impossible to do. But after availing of OB’s free optical check-up, she felt her world light up. She was excited for the new eyeglasses she received and was ready to get a headstart on reading.

And what will be the first book she’ll read?

“I’ll read this book that Operation Blessing gave me,” she said while holding up the New Testament Bible she received.


Like Nanay Pasing, Safronia and Pasincia, more of our elderly kababayans need to feel cared for and remembered. You can help bring smile and relief to their faces when you become a member of The 700 Club. Click HERE to begin your membership today!

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