Empowerment Of Rumah Senja Elderly Community To Improve Health Status

  • Febrina Sulistiawati Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama NTB, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Zoher Hilmi Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama NTB, Indonesia
Keywords: Empowerment; elderly; clean and healty lifestyle behavior; balance diet; local food

Abstract

Elderly empowerment is the process of providing the elderly with information, skills, and motivation so that they may participate in community development initiatives, particularly in the health sector. According to a preliminary research performed on the Rumah Senja Elderly Community in Jenggik Village, East Lombok Regency, one of the prevailing issues is the lack of facilities to assist with health status checks. In addition, the majority of elderly lack the information, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to establish a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, it is necessary to add additional supporting tools for health examinations and education that can improve the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of the elderly so that they can live a healthy life and identify the health problems independently for themselves, their families, and the surrounding community. This activity started with FGD, the provision of medical equipment and IEC materials, health checks and measurement of the nutritional status of the elderly, education of clean and healthy lifestyle behavior and balance diet, and evaluation of activities. This event occurs between May and August of 2022. This activity increases the elderly's knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding the implementation of clean and healthy lifestyle behavior, such as using clean water, washing hands with clean water and soap, daily physical activity, using healthy toilet, and consuming balanced diet made from local food.

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Published
2022-11-06
How to Cite
Sulistiawati, F., & Hilmi, M. (2022). Empowerment Of Rumah Senja Elderly Community To Improve Health Status. Proceeding International Conference on Innovation in Science, Education, Health and Technology, 1(1), 117-124. Retrieved from http://pedirresearchinstitute.or.id/index.php/iciseht/article/view/191