The Elderly Health Promotion Project is an initiative aimed at enhancing the overall well-being and health of senior citizens. Launched on September 21, 2023, the project focuses on catering to the needs of 60 elderly individuals from Na Mueang sub-district. By incorporating religious principles into daily life, the project aims to create a serene, content, and resilient mind for the elderly.
Aims and Objectives
The primary objectives of the Elderly Health Promotion Project are:
- Physical development: To improve the physical health and fitness of elderly individuals through targeted exercises and activities.
- Mental wellness: To prevent depression and stress among senior citizens by encouraging the practice of religious principles and integrating them into daily life.
Funding and Support
The Elderly Club of Na Mueang Subdistrict successfully sought financial support from the Koh Samui Municipality Health Insurance Fund. This backing enables the project to provide the necessary resources and infrastructure to achieve its goals.
The project’s inauguration ceremony took place at Wat Praduem on September 21, 2023, at 10:00 am. Mrs. Chalat Patphoram, a member of the Board of Directors of the Fund, presided over the event. The ceremony saw participation from various stakeholders, including the municipality director, council members, and municipal officials.
Strategies and Implementation
The Elderly Health Promotion Project employs a two-pronged approach to achieve its objectives:
- Organizing regular exercise sessions tailored to the needs and abilities of elderly individuals.
- Encouraging participation in group activities that promote physical fitness, such as walking clubs, dance classes, and yoga sessions.
- Collaborating with healthcare professionals to design exercise routines that cater to the specific health requirements of elderly participants.
- Conducting workshops and seminars to educate participants about the importance of mental health and strategies to maintain a positive mindset.
- Encouraging the practice of meditation, mindfulness, and other stress reduction techniques.
- Facilitating group discussions and social interactions to foster a sense of community and support among elderly individuals.
Impact on the Community
The Elderly Health Promotion Project aims to bring a positive change in the lives of senior citizens residing in the Na Mueang sub-district. By focusing on both physical and mental well-being, the project endeavors to create a more vibrant, healthy, and engaged elderly community. Additionally, it seeks to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and mental outlook among the elderly population.
With the continued support of the Koh Samui Municipality Health Insurance Fund and other stakeholders, the Elderly Health Promotion Project is expected to expand and reach out to even more elderly individuals in the Na Mueang sub-district and beyond. The project’s success will play a vital role in promoting a healthy and fulfilling way of life for senior citizens in the community.