‘It is always my pleasure to visit this Home and it is truly emotional seeing the attention given to the residents who live in this Home.’ This was expressed by the President of Malta, Dott. George Vella in comments made to the media following his visit, accompanied by his wife Mrs Miriam Vella, to Id-Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi. This was his last official visit to the Home since his tenure of his 5-year presidency is nearing its end. The event began with mass celebrated at the chapel by the Director, Fr Martin Micallef and Mgr. Charles Cordina, Episcopal Vicar for Diaconia.
The President and his wife had the opportunity to chat with most of the residents and support workers that were gathered in the chapel and later in the main hall. They also visited the therapeutic pool, the agriculture centre St. Isidore, the gym as well as the renovation works being undertaken in one of the flats of Villa Papa Giovanni.
At the end of the morning’s visit, after lunch with members of the Home’s administration and a representation of the residents, the President responded to Fr Martin’s thank yous by saying that he strongly feels he should thank the Director as well as all the employees for their dedication and work in all the homes of Id-Dar tal-Providenza.