In­ter­na­tional Day of Older Per­sons event en­gages com­mu­nity mem­bers

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat – The Min­istry of Health (MoH) rep­re­sented by the El­derly Care and Com­mu­nity Care De­part­ment of Pri­mary Health Care Ser­vices or­gan­ised an event to mark the In­ter­na­tional Day of Older Per­sons re­cently.

Or­gan­ised un­der the theme, ‘Shyabna Azoutna’, the event was held un­der the aus­pices of H H Sayyida Hu­jaija bint Jai­far al Said at Seeb Sports Sta­dium, stated a press re­lease.

The event was or­gan­ised col­lab­o­ra­tively with a num­ber of par­ent care vol­un­tary teams along with stu­dents’ so­ci­eties of the sul­tanate’s var­si­ties and col­leges.

The day aimed at pro­mot­ing en­gage­ment of fam­ily and com­mu­nity in el­derly care as well as en­hanc­ing and stim­u­lat­ing the ac­tive role of the el­derly to have an ef­fec­tive and pro­duc­tive role in var­i­ous fields.

It fur­ther looked at rais­ing aware­ness on the im­por­tance of healthy life­style to re­duce pre­ma­ture age­ing and its com­pli­ca­tions in so­ci­ety through co­op­er­a­tion with the dif­fer­ent con­cerned au­thor­i­ties to pro­vide care, sup­port, and ser­vices for el­derly in the sul­tanate to meet the re­quire­ments of this grow­ing cat­e­gory in the com­mu­nity.

The event in­cluded a num­ber of sports ac­tiv­i­ties pre­sented by a group of ther­a­pists, in ad­di­tion to al­lo­cat­ing a spe­cial cor­ner to dis­play the ser­vices pro­vided by the pri­mary health­care in­sti­tu­tions such as com­mu­nity health nurs­ing, and el­derly care.

It also in­cluded a hand­i­craft and a kitchen cor­ner of­fered by fe­male el­derly per­sons.

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