A seminar entitled “Elderly Care” was held in Galatya/Mehmetçik, on Thursday 24th February, 2022. The seminar was organized as part of the Elderly Rights Movement Project, which is funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society in Action VII grant scheme and implemented by the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health. It aimed to educate family members and carers of elderly, as well as health workers about elderly care. Several local community representatives, elderly family members and health professionals attended the seminar presented by nurse and academician Prof. Dr. Hatice Bebiş.
During the event, Elderly Rights Movement Project Coordinator Dr. Ayşe Aydındoğmus explained the project aimed to increase the quality of life of all individuals over the age of 60 living in the northern part of Cyprus. To achieve this goal, the project will develop the standards of nursing homes, contribute to the enactment of the nursing home legal text, and improve the care services provided to the elderly in a manner that respects human dignity.
Following her speech, Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health chairperson Prof. Dr. Hatice Jenkins said she was pleased that they had established collaborations with several local organisations, adding that they will continue to organise public seminars and training activities. She also thanked all those who supported the event.
In his speech, local community representative Cemil Sarıçizmeli pointed to the importance of elderly care and congratulated the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health on its work. After the speeches, Prof. Dr. Hatice Bebiş presented the seminar on elderly care.
Responding to a great demand in this area, the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health is planning more education programmes and seminars aimed at care staff and families.
The Elderly Rights Movement Project is funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society in Action VII Grant Scheme and implemented by the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health.