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Best Sunshine hosts ‘welcome back party’ for manamko’

CASINO investor Best Sunshine International hosted a “welcome back party” for the manamko’ at the Saipan Senior Citizens Center on Friday, two days after it reopened.

The four-hour celebration started at 10 a.m. and featured music, dancing, games and lunch.

At the same time, BSI hosted a free health screening in the center’s medical service room.

Best Sunshine hosts free health screening with the Marianas Health Center at the manamko’ center.Best Sunshine hosts free health screening with the Marianas Health Center at the manamko’ center.

Rita Chong, BSI’s corporate social responsibility director, said they are planning to hold a separate Christmas party for the manamko’.

“This is only a welcome back party that we want to celebrate with them,” she told Variety.

She said they may host a regular special treat for the manamko’ starting next year.

Best Sunshine International staff members dance with the manamko’.Best Sunshine International staff members dance with the manamko’.

For free health services, Chong said they will seek an arrangement with their health provider, Marianas Health Center, to conduct a quarterly visit to the Aging Office.

Senior Citizens Advisory Council president Maria Salinas, for her part, welcomed her colleagues back to the center which was used as a shelter for typhoon evacuees for three months after Soudelor slammed into Saipan on Aug. 2, 2015.

The manamko, she said, are now “ready to have some fun.”

The manamko’ line up for lunch served by Best Sunshine.  Photos by Junhan B. TodiñoThe manamko’ line up for lunch served by Best Sunshine. Photos by Junhan B. Todiño

Salinas said they are also very thankful for BSI being concerned with the welfare of the senior citizens.

“This is unbelievable,” she said, referring to BSI’s plan to visit the center regularly.

Council secretary Floria James said the manamko’ enjoyed the event with BSI staff members who provided a number of entertaining activities.