JAKARTA. Cita Sehat Foundation and Rumah Zakat and also cadres also Puskemas Petogogan Jakarta Selatan officers held Elderly Posyandu activities “Aksi Ramah Lansia” in RW 03 on (10/08). Previously there were similar activities in RW 01 and RW 02 of Petogogan Urban Village, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

Posyandu location has started attend by the elderly since at 08.00 am. RW 03 region is indeed an area with more elderly people among other RWs. According to Public Health officer of Cita Sehat South Jakarta, Ismi, the number of elderly RW 03 can reach 100 more people.

Like the elderly posyandu in general, the activity began with weight weighing and height measurement, followed by blood pressure and metabolic check measurements and supplementary feeding (PMT). While waiting for the queue, the elderly are given counseling on how to maintain health.

“According to the results of the examination, many elderly here who experience hypertension and many of those who have been routinely taking medicine. However, new problems arise after being given medication some elderly often forget the time to take the medicine, “said Dina.

Posyandu cadre chairman, Narlah said that she and her team are helped by Rumah Zakat and Cita Sehat as partners in Posyandu this time. Implementation of Posyandu becomes faster and there are additional health education activities.
“Hopefully this kind of cooperation can be held again. Thank you Rumah Zakat by providing health workers and health counseling as well, “said Narilah.


Newsroom / Nurul Rahayu

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