HEALTHY SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DAY FOROLDER WOMEN IN JABAL AL-WEIBDEH

2019/11/21

Amman, November 21 HelpAge International organized, on Thursday, at the headquarters of the Knowledge and Resources Hub in Jabal Al-Weibdeh, a socio-cultural health day for older women in cooperation with the University of Al-Zaytuna, in which 80 olderwomen participated.

Medical examinations were provided for the older women, including  blood sugar and blood pressure examiniations, measuring bone density and measuring the components of the body with a nutritionist in addition to awareness sessions on the health of the older people where educational publications and social care publications were distributed.

This activity is part of the “Leaving No One Behind Phase II” project, which is implemented by HelpAge International in Jordan, which seeks to mitigate the effects of displacement, vulnerabilities and poverty on older women and men affected by the Syrian refugee crisis through supporting comprehensive initiatives in the field of resilience and social solidarity to enhance resilience and age-inclusion, in addition to contributing to poverty reduction and providing humanitarian protection to vulnerable groups of the older people by helping to provide better opportunities to access basic services and livelihood opportunities provided by local, national and international organizations, private sector organizations and the government.

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