With their year-end concert behind them, the man’amko relaxed with a celebration at the Carolinian utt in Garapan yesterday.
The man’amko brought their preferred dishes, along with a barbecue and a gift exchange amongst themselves.
Teresita Sorroza said, “Today is an exciting day considering we are not in the center. Instead of just sitting down in a building we get to be out in the open to enjoy some fresh air.”
She credits the Office on Aging program for a new set of friends and family.
“I really enjoy living on island. …I feel connected with the people in the program and I can enjoy their company,” Sorroza said.
Another man’amko, Pedro Dela Cruz said, “I really enjoy the party we’re holding today. There’s great food on the table and we can just relax, especially with the ocean right next to us.”
Also present to make a few remarks was Man’amko Council president Rita Indalecio Reyes.
“I think this celebration is a very good idea. The party brings all of the man’amko out of the center and has everyone enjoying each other’s company. It’s a time to just enjoy, and that’s what we’re going to do,” she said.