Ways to Honor Our Elders
In some societies, children care for their parents at home, while in other cultures, children put their parents in homes where others care for them. Some cultures even see their elderly as a burden and resource drain, and opt for more violent approaches to senior care.
Filipinos place a strong cultural value on respect for age and for the elderly. Young people are expected to show respect to the elderly as well as older members of the family. Older adults should be addressed in polite language, preferably with appropriate titles of respect.
The Importance of Treating Elders with Respect. Seniors have plenty of experience in life and they can teach us about enduring change and handling life’s challenges. They have a great amount of wisdom and knowledge to share with us.
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Some of the most common words for showing respect in a Filipino household are po and opo. Both basically mean “yes” in a respectful way, rather than just saying oo, or yes normally. Po is used to show respect when speaking or called by someone older or a person with authority.
The proportion of elderly in the Philippines is much smaller than in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore and Malaysia. The elderly population aged over 65 years increased from 2.7% of total population in 1990 to 3.6% in 1990. The elderly are expected to comprise 7.7% of total population in 2025.
The Philippines proudly boasts to be the only Christian nation in Asia. More than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, 6 percent belong to various nationalized Christian cults, and another 2 percent belong to well over 100 Protestant denominations.
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Many U.S. seniors economically at risk Poverty, unstable housing, social isolation and mental health problems contribute to higher rates of chronic illness, poorer health, higher use of the health care system and greater costs.
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When you obey your parents and elders, it comes with a lot of rewards. Your parents will be happy with you and will give you whatever you ask of them because of that obedience. They will feel loved and respected and this will make you happy too. Obedience should not lead you into sin.
Most importantly, it brings us a sense of identity of our past and the responsibility we have to stay true to our origins for future generations. This heritage and history is best preserved through our elders. We have much to learn from them with regards to our heritage, to be proud of our past.
Elders desire a life with good health, dignity, economic independence and finally a peaceful death. They long for care, love and affection. Understanding their needs and concerns, will ensure their good health.