Happy age group: nursing care for the promotion of health in the third age

  • Janaína Fonseca Victor Unidade Básica de Saúde da Família
  • Francisca de Fátima Vasconcelos Unidade Básica de Saúde da Família
  • Adriana Rocha de Araújo Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Lorena Barbosa Ximenes Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Thelma Leite de Araújo Universidade Federal do Ceará
Keywords: Nursing, Health promotion, Aged, Health of the elderly

Abstract

This article is aimed at describing the formation of the Happy Age, a group developed by nurses of the Family Health Program in the city of Fortaleza, State of Ceará, as well as to know the impact of the activities it carries out in the lives of senior citizens. The first participants of the group were 314 elders that are part of the Arterial Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus programs. To form the group the nurses had the help of a doctor, a physiotherapist, a physical educator and a health agent. Group activities were walks, workshops, outings and community therapy. The final group was comprised of 124 members. After their insertion in the group, participants experienced improvements in the bio-logical aspect, such as increased flexibility and better articulation mobility, in addition to increasing social interactions. It was observed that activities carried out this way favor the promotion of elderly citizen's health.

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Published
2007-12-01
How to Cite
Victor, J., Vasconcelos, F., Araújo, A., Ximenes, L., & Araújo, T. (2007). Happy age group: nursing care for the promotion of health in the third age. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 41(4), 724-730. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342007000400026
Section
Relato de Experiência