The “Healthy Aging Brain and Happy Life” project is an initiative launched in Koh Samui District, aimed at promoting mental and physical well-being among the elderly. The project focuses on providing education and resources to help seniors prevent dementia and lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
On September 11, 2023, the opening ceremony of the “Healthy Aging Brain and Happy Life” project took place at the Ang Thong Subdistrict Health Promotion Hospital in Koh Samui District. Ms. Suriya Chuangchang, the Public Health Officer of Koh Samui District, presided over the event. The ceremony saw participation from various stakeholders, including officials from the Ang Thong Subdistrict Health Promotion Hospital, the Fund Committee, the Community Committee, municipal staff, and the Public Health and Environment Division.
Project Aims and Objectives
The primary goal of the “Healthy Aging Brain and Happy Life” project is to spread awareness and understanding among the elderly about dementia. The project provides information on proper self-care methods that seniors can adopt to prevent the onset of dementia. Additionally, the initiative supports physical and cognitive activities designed for the development of the body, mind, and brain.
The project specifically targets 40 elderly individuals from the Ang Thong Subdistrict Elderly Club. These seniors form the core group that will participate in various activities and receive resources to better understand dementia and its prevention.
Role of the Health Security Fund of Koh Samui Municipality
The Health Security Fund, an integral part of Koh Samui Municipality, acknowledges the importance of the “Healthy Aging Brain and Happy Life” project. They have extended their support and encouragement towards the initiative, facilitating its implementation for improved health care and well-being of the elderly in the community.
Activities and Resources
As part of the project, a range of activities and resources will be made available to the target group. These include workshops on dementia awareness, training on proper self-care techniques, and group exercises aimed at stimulating both the body and the mind. Participants will also receive materials and resources to further their understanding of dementia and explore methods to maintain cognitive health in the long term.
In conclusion, the “Healthy Aging Brain and Happy Life” project is a valuable initiative that aims to improve the quality of life for elderly individuals in Koh Samui District. By providing education, resources, and support, the project empowers seniors to take control of their mental and physical health, ultimately leading to happier and more fulfilling lives.