The Department of Social Welfare and Development through the Protective Services Unit hosted week-long wellness activities for its employees as part of the 66th year anniversary celebration from January 10-13, 2016 at DSWD Conference Room.

DSWD Regional Director, Atty. Araceli Solamillo said that these activities will help the employees assess and check their conditions through various health and wellness services. “I believe that providing the staff with necessary care, health and support services will help them achieve efficiency and balance lifestyle at work.” She expressed.

“As implementers of various social welfare programs and services of the department, it is important for the staff to maintain their physical and mental condition to provide our clients with prompt and efficient delivery of social services” Atty. Solamillo added.

Among the services rendered to the employees are BMI screening, Dietary Counselling, Massage and Reflexology Services, Fasting Blood Sugar Check-up, Dental Services and among others.

Meanwhile, the DSWD Field Office IX has recorded good number of Blood Donors as it also hosted its first Blood Letting Activity in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross-Zamboanga Chapter. The agency has accumulated good number of rare blood types which is a good indication of possible donors in the future.  The agency is looking forward to have this kind of activity in a regular basis in order to help not only the staff but also other clients should there be a need for blood request.

The DSWD is extending its appreciation to the City Health Office of Zamboanga, Philippine Redcross-Zamboanga Chapter, VISTA Massage through the Area Vocational and Rehabilitation Center and all partners who served and responded in the invitation.

The activity resonate this year’s anniversary theme, “Sama-Samang Paglilingkod na may Malasakit”.