International Day of Older Persons event engages community members
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.