The Junior-Senior's Prom

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Philippine Center

 

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Pagbabalik Parangal 2012

Theme:PAMANANG HANDOG KAY LOLO AT LOLA

            “The Juniors and Seniors Prom”

 

Vision/Goal:  To celebrate the aging Fil-Ams, by creating family-like (“kapamilya”) connections &relations between Fil-Am young adults and Fil-Am seniors/elderly in a non-traditional, informal environment while engaging in friendly, comfortable, “no-holds barred” conversations.

 

Objectives: 

To provide space for Fil-Am young adults and elderly or seniors to dialogue on life experiences.

To show or demonstrate how Younger adults (the so-called “Millennials”) view Aging people and their own aging process.

To identify areas and activities where Seniors and Juniors can collaborate, cooperate and commune.

 

SPOTLIGHT:        The Graying “FIL-AM” New Yorkers

As the FIL-AM "grays up" along with the world's elderly, this Juniors Seniors Prom focuses a "spotlight" on this transition process and tinges it with wise, balmy laughter and soothing hilarity of the whole Fil-Am community, one of the happiest peoples on earth. Those who, in one way or another, focused on and broke the silence on the culture of aging Fil-Ams:

  • A. Rey Pamatmat/Playwright, House Rules
  • Cristina D.C. Pastor/FILAM
  • Jana Lynn Umipig/Raised Pinay
  • Luis Pedronfor Luis Pedron, Sr. (posthumous)/ FAAQ
  • Dr. Bob/ Staten IslandGroup

PROGRAM                         

Master of Ceremonies...................................Ferly Almonte

Invocation…………………………………………………….......Msgr. Oscar Aquino

Welcome.....................................................Consuelo Almonte

“Ikaw”…………………………………………………………….....Dr. Francia deVera

“Breaking the Silence” …….............................Major Gen. Antonio Taguba

Guest Speaker……………………………………………………NYC Department of Aging

“Handog kay Lolo”…………………………………………....Song by Ms. Kay &Master Kael Habana

 

The Home Coming Court

  • Queen………………Lumen Castaneda
  • King………………….Mike Jampayas
  • Prince………………Kael Habana
  • Princess……………Kirby Asunto

Shall We Dance?   ……………………………………………….The Homecoming Court

 

Special Tribute: PagbabalikParangal...................Consul General Tess de Vega

To the Fil-Am seniors who have become unsung heroes, we honorthem for their silent contribution to the development of our most valuable treasure, the Filipino-American families and communities. 

 

The Wisdom & Beauty of Aging Fil-AM Style ......Mime & Recitation by Vangie Lazaro

The Ghost of Elvis………………………………………………… Nelson Padilla

Community Dance/Last Dance..........................The Fil-Am community

 

 

Committees:

Fund Raising (for Refreshment & Misc. Expenses)

  • Handog CDs
  • AD to Mano Po
  • Sponsorship

Marketing: TOPs/Fil-AM Who’s Who

Reception/Order & Clean Up

Program Director: Ludy Resurreccion 

Producer: Purple Pillars Production

 

Collaborators/Sponsors:

AARP

May-i Theater

Philippine Consulate General, NY

FAHSI

PAGASA

UNIPRO

NAFFAA

The Nursing Office.Com

Philippine Community Center Services for Aging

The Filipino School of NY and NJ

Luis Pedron’s Seniors Group - FAAQ

Dr. Bob’s Seniors Group in Staten Island

 

The Wisdom and Beauty of Aging --- Fil-AM Style (Vangie Lazaro)

 

As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself.. I've become my own friend.


I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.


I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.


I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.


I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.
So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.


As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.
I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

 

The Fil-AM Junior Seniors Prom

  • Intergenerational Mixer: A Community Approach to Aging Fil-Am
  • 2-hour Event at The Philippine Center, NYC
  • Launch Mano Po (Quarterly Journal for Aging Fil-Am & Families)

 

PROGRAM

Master of Ceremonies............................................Ferly Almonte

Invocation……………………………………………………............Monsignor Aquino

WELCOME..............................................................Consuelo Almonte

Ikaw…………………………………………………………….............Dr. Francia deVera

“Breaking the Silence” …….....................................Antonio Taguba

Guest Speaker………………………………………………...NYC Department of Aging

Handog kay Lolo………………………………………….....Song by Ms Kay & Kael Habana

The Home Coming

  • Queen………………Lumen Castaneda
  • King………………….Mike Jampayas
  • Prince………………Kael
  • Princess……………Kirby

Shall We Dance?   ……………………………………..Homecoming Court

Aging Fil-AM Style ...................................Vangie Lazaro

Pangalay……………………………………………………Gilda Sambajon

Tribute: Pagbabalik Parangal...................ConGen Tess de Vega

To the Fil-Am seniors who became unsung heroes honoring them for their silent contribution to the development of our most valuable treasure, the Filipino American families and communities by those who, in one way or another, focused and broke the silence on the culture of the aging Fil-Am.

  • Rey Pamatmat/ House Rules
  • Kay Habana/ Handog kay Lolo
  • Cristina D.C. Pastor
  • Jana Lynn Umipig/Raised Pinay
  • Luis Pedron for Luis Pedron Sr./PostHumous 
  • Dr. Bob/Staten Island Seniors

The Ghost of Elvis………………………………………Nelson Padilla

Induction of PCCSA Executive Board..........By Monsignor Aquino

Last Dance................................................The FilAm community

 

 

Committees:

FundRaising(for Refreshment & Misc Expenses)

  • Handog CD’s
  • AD to Mano Po
  • Sponsorship

Marketing: TOPs/FilAM Whos Who

Reception/Order & Clean Up

Program Director: Ludy Resurreccion 

Producer: Purple Pillars Production

 

Collaboration/Sponsors

AARP

Mayi Theater

Consulate Office NYC

The Nursing Office

Philippine Community Center Services for Aging

Fil School of NY/NJ

Luis Pedron Seniors Group

Dr. Bob Seniors Group