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Hulu Langat Initiative: Beyond Being Healthy and Fit. Assoc Prof Dr Rahmah Mohd Amin MD (USM); MPH (UKM); PhD (UK) Department of Community Health UKM Medical Centre [email protected] http://elderlyconcern.blogspot.com. A tertiary health centre. Through Dept of Public health…

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Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Hulu Langat Initiative: Beyond Being Healthy and Fit.

Assoc Prof Dr Rahmah Mohd Amin

MD (USM); MPH (UKM); PhD (UK)

Department of Community Health

UKM Medical Centre

[email protected]

http://elderlyconcern.blogspot.com


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

A tertiary health centre

Through Dept of Public health…

  • Emphasize

    • Health promotion

  • Promote

    • Individual responsibility for health

    • Community participation


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

PPUKM & elderly in community Hulu Langat

Initiative

Healthy Lifestyle

Problems of the elderly

Well controlled

Chronic illnesses

Less active

Loneliness

Not productive

Healthy,

active


Underlying issues

Underlying issues…

  • Global ageing phenomena

  • Malaysia by 2030 – 15% of population 60 years and above

  • Compression of morbidity

    • Live longer but in good health

    • Life expectancy after 60 years old


Initiative

Initiative

Active lifestyle

Encompass: physical, mental, social, spiritual component

Phase 2

Social

Facilitation

2007

Active

participation

Humanitarian aid

Phase 1

Treat Problem

Passive

participation

2001


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Started off working with MOH premise


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

From 2005 onwards…


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Land / building endowed by individual who owned religious school in the same area


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Even the ‘old-old’ joined…


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Health check


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Workshops…


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

“HEALTHY & ACTIVE AGEING”

Resource centre

Batu 14, Hulu Langat

Activities

Activities

Activities


How we could do better

How we could do better?

  • They must stand on their own

  • Social facilitation phase

  • SUSTAINABILITY


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

To start a new strategy…


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Shooting for TV programme


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

International Golden Towerthorn 2009 – climb KL Tower


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Aha, jantung kuat lagi ni


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

What else?


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Generate income?


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

Sudut Pembangunan Minda – elderly take turn to present on whatever

topic they are familiar with


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

They even climbed up the Great wall of China…


Strength and opportunity

Strength and Opportunity

  • Variety of sources

    • A group of healthy and active elderly

      • Senior government officer

    • Good contact & Networking from various walks of life

    • Store of knowledge

      • Biological and health profile

      • Past knowledge

      • Life experience

    • Work closely with PPUKM

      • Standardized patients


Features of this resource centre

Features of this resource centre

  • Meet the need of all stake-holders

  • Equipt with various social structure

  • A lot of social functions can be carried out

  • Supported by health services

  • Led by those with visions

  • Facilitated by a strong organisaion

  • Condusive environment


Does it sail smoothly challenges

Does it sail smoothly (challenges)?

  • Operating ‘unofficially’

  • Not patented

  • No formal organisation

  • No special allocation

  • No permanent staff

  • No resources

  • “Kami Syok sendiri” – work of the association’s platform


How it could be done better

How it could be done better

  • Involvement from other departments in faculty

  • Involvement of other faculties

  • HEJIM in UKM

    • In fact UPM (IG) has worked closely with this organisation

  • Memorandum of Understanding


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

7.3.2012


Impact

IMPACT…

  • Community

    • Health awareness

    • Multi-ethnicity

    • Elderly keep active, feels appreciated

  • UKM

    • Good source of standardized patients

    • teaching and learning

    • research

    • Contribution to community


Future plan

Future Plan

…Will work up

“To be the model of an excellent community engagement”


Hulu langat initiative beyond being healthy and fit

A big thank you to everyone….


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