WATER SPINACH FESTIVAL IN NATIONAL HEALTH DAY

ada-festival-kangkung-di-icd-karangasem-soloSOLO. There is something different than usual in ICD Karangasem, RW 09, Laweyan, Solo. The residents, especially the elderly, have been gathering since 06.00 am to follow Diabetes Gymnastics and water spinach festival.

The event is a series of events in the 52nd commemoration of National Health Day, according to Anto, Public Health Cita Sehat Solo. According to him, he with Cita Sehat and RZ team intend to popularize Healthy Living Society Movement of various ages including the elderly with frequent consumption of vegetables, in order to help the elderly to reduce the risk of diseases such as hypertension, cholesterol or uric acid.

“Water spinach festival was followed by no less than 60 residents, mostly elderly,” added Narti, Friendly-Elderly cadre in RW 09, ICD Karangasem. Through these activities, the residents were given the knowledge about the benefits of regular consumption of vegetables. One of them is water spinach. At the end of the activity, Anto distributed a bunch of water spinach to the residents to take home.

“We’re delighted with the presence of Cita Sehat and Rumah Zakat in our area every month to accompany us in Posyandu program ‘elderly friendly’. Hopefully, this activity can continue in the future. ” Anto concluded.

Newsroom/ Nurul Rahayu

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