Art meets function at Ortigas malls

    ArtistShop’s hand-painted Silya chairs at Tiendesitas for senior citizens.
    ArtistShop’s hand-painted Silya chairs at Tiendesitas for senior citizens.

    Ortigas Malls recently partnered with S.I.L.Y.A. (Sa Iyo Lolo at Lola Yantok Aming Alay), , a nationwide rocking chair donation programto continue propagating its noteworthy mission of providing comfortable rest spaces for elderly mall-goers.

    Ortigas Malls recognizes that age and physical limitations should not stop the elderly from being able to explore and enjoy life’s little joys, including the many offerings of their malls, and has made available these rocking chairs where the elderly can recover their energies while malling.

    All mall-goers of Ortigas Malls’ Greenhills, Estancia, and Industria properties will also be able to experience the comfort of these rocking chairs within the year. These rocking chairs will all be situated strategically in areas that would allow the elderly to have some quiet recovery time, away from the fast-paced crowd, but sufficiently close to enjoy the malls’ many offerings and conveniences.

    Beyond serving elderly mall-goers, S.I.L.Y.A. also provides livelihood and business opportunities to local artisans who specialize in making rocking chairs. This is an advocacy that Ortigas Malls also deeply cares about, as it seeks to find opportunities to support Filipino artisans.