Guam -The Chairman of the Guam Legislature’s Committee on Senior Citizens is urging local business leaders to implement a “manamko” program to help provide easy of access, purchase, goods and other services that the island’s elderly need.
Earlier this year the Senator introduced Resolution 154 which commends Guam businesses for instituting senior citizen programs to provide some financial relief to the manamko; and to further encouraging Guam’s business community to support our island’s maniimko by creating programs for
senior citizen patrons.
The Senator says that he has given copies of that resolution to the Guam Chamber of Commerce, the Guam Visitors Bureau, the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association and to various local businesses to encourage them to implement a senior citizen program in their respective businesses as well.
In addition, this past FRIDAY, Senator Rodriguez presented copies of the resolution and certificates of thanks to various members of the business community who have already implemented programs for Senior Citizens.
In a release, the Senator is quoted as saying that:
“I am hoping that most if not all businesses come up with a special service that can be extended to our manåmko’s. After all, our island’s senior citizens are the jewel of our community, they are the pioneers of who we are today so we must do all we can to express our sincerest appreciation to them.”
[L.-R.: Island Fresh Store Manager Steve Schmidt, Eugene Camacho and Ken Haga , President of US Explore & Study Inc., Rexall Drugs Vice President & General Manager Edwin Gabriel ( partly hidden), Corina Pegarido and Kathy Sgro, Vice President of Payless Supermarket Inc., Feathers ‘N Fins owner Barbara Zimmerman , Monte M. Mesa, Guam Premier Outlets general manager, Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., David Leddy, Guam Chamber of Commer President, Joe Blas, Hotel Nikko Guam Assistant Manager, Jerry Cruz of Lam Lam Tours, Janice Gooyip, Marites Valondo and Aline Mendoza of SM Store].
READ Senator Rodriguez’s reelsae in FULL below:
Chairman on Senior Citizens request all Guam businesses to implement a special Manåmko program.
Tamuning, Guam—Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. presented legislative resolution 154-31 to the Guam Chamber of Commerce, the Guam Visitors Bureau, the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association and to various local businesses to encourage them to implement a senior citizen program in their respective business. Senator Rodriguez also presented certificate of appreciations to a handful of local companies who already have established senior citizen discount/promotion programs.
As the legislative Chairman on Senior Citizens, Senator Rodriguez has been actively ensuring the island’s manåmko are honored and extended proper respect. The recent cuts in services to the island’s senior citizen programs by the Department of Public Health and Social Services prompted the senator to seek support from local businesses to help restore some of the services and supplies to the two adult day care facilities. Friday, the senator officially launched another effort to improve the quality of living for Guam’s senior citizens through special services and treatments by the business community. Senator Rodriguez stated: “I am hoping that most if not all businesses come up with a special service that can be extended to our manåmko’s. After all, our island’s senior citizens are the jewel of our community, they are the pioneers of who we are today so we must do all we can to express our sincerest appreciation to them.”
Senator Rodriguez’s office will be providing our senior citizens updated information on the different programs businesses are extending to our manåmko during the monthly outreach visits to senior citizen centers. Businesses who wish to implement a senior citizen program or those who need assistance to put together a special service are encouraged to call Senator Rodriguez office for further assistance and recognition.
There are a growing number of local businesses who have created a Senior Citizen program in their business. Local companies honored today for the creation of their Manåmko’ program include: Payless Supermarkets, Feather’s and Fin’s, SM Store, ROSS, Island Fresh, Lam Lam Tours, Rexall Drugs, Super Drugs, US Explore and Study, and Hotel Nikko Guam.