The Secretariat of the Social Assistance System (SSAS) in coordination with the 10 municipalities that make up the Northern Zone of the State, began the care brigade through the mobile unit of the Jalisco “Te Reconoce” Program, Support for the Elderly, with the objective of bring the health services and care components that contribute to improving the quality of life as part of the actions towards a Friendly State with this population sector.
The director of Strategic Projects of the SSAS, María del Carmen Bayardo Solórzano affirmed that this program is designed in an integral way to promote full and active aging in a prevention sense, to avoid complications or risk of diseases that can generate greater problems such as they are diabetes and hypertension, among others.
“Being able to give you the tools so that every day of your life you have fullness, security, confidence and be able to have a safe step with comfortable shoes and food, through a balanced program of a pantry, the food supplement that It is specially designed so that their digestion has the necessary nutrients to be able to have flexibility in their muscles and strength in their joints ”, Bayardo Solórzano told the beneficiaries during the start-up of the mobile unit.
The Municipal President of Colotlán, Jorge Alonso Arellano Gandara on behalf of the municipal authorities of the region, thanked the state government for this effort that consolidates teamwork so that preventive health services (podiatry, nutrition, psychology and physical activation ) In addition to the delivery of assistance components, they are guaranteed for the 479 people over 65 years of age registered as beneficiaries through “this module that will be going to all the municipalities of the Northern Zone and not only to the capitals but to the communities, and that is what must be worthily valued ”.
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The 01 North region has 479 people registered in the 10 municipalities that comprise it: the headquarters in Colotlán with 62 benefited elderly people, Bolaños (18), Chimaltitán (83), Huejúcar (93) Huejuquilla el Alto (37), Mezquitic ( 11), San Martín de Bolaños (20), Santa María de los Ángeles (55), Totatiche (21) and Villa Guerrero (77).
So far this year 2020, the food supplement, winter kit (1 vest and 1 scarf) and a pair of shoes have been delivered, in addition to a total of 958 pantries, 174 functional devices and 161 optometry vouchers for the acquisition of lenses to those who require them.