Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI) once again extended love to the residents of the Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES) in Quezon City last February 14. Celebrating the day of hearts with the theme “Me and My Cartoon Buddy,” CLFI made the lolos and lolas feel that it is only the body that grows old, but the heart and mind will forever be young.
Together with volunteer employees and scholars, CLFI visited 170 lolos and lolas and provided them with basic supplies and individual gifts.
“In the twilight years of their lives, they come to realize that while they may have been abandoned by their relatives for a myriad of reasons, yet humanity, as whole, has not deserted them because we are all brothers and sisters,” said Atty. Cesar Vidal, CLFI’s Executive Trustee.
Formerly known as “Golden Acres Home for the Aged,” GRACES serves as a temporary shelter for the elderly who are neglected and abandoned within Metro Manila. It is one of the many centers handled by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.