25 September 2009, Friday, 15:20

On the International day of elderly people medical institutions will hold Open days

author: Elena Makushina

October 1 is the International day of elderly people. A lot of events are scheduled for this date in Bashkortostan. According to the press-service of Ministry of Health RB, in the polyclinic of the Hospital for war veterans, seminars of the department "Health and knowledge of medicine" will be held for the students of the Public University "Knowledge for elder generations". Specialists will tell about prevention of diseases of old people and give useful advice. There will also be different conferences and seminars devoted to the rights of old people and their role in society, and charitable acts.

The Republican medical exercises dispensary will hold Open day. From 9 AM till 4 PM its specialists will render free consultative and preventive medical assistance on problems of medical rehabilitation.

There will be meetings and creative festivals organized on this day in educational institutions and work collectives, as the Day of elderly people is a special token of respect for senior citizens of Russia, appreciation of their labour, expression of gratitude for their participation in public life.

According to the press service of Ministry of Health RB, a target program "Health of elderly people" is adopted in Bashkortostan for 2008-2012. Within the framework of this program, the work on organization of hospice beds and beds of nursing care, improvement of material and technical basis of hospitals for veterans and gerontological departments is going on. Medical workers take training courses in geriatrics, nursing care, palliative medicine. Workbooks on prevention of premature aging, normative documents on delivery of health care, instructions for paramedical personnel on medical attendance in nursing care departments and hospices are coming out.