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Senior citizens’ counselling service focuses on promoting the health of the elderly

Next year, particular attention will be placed on those turning 70 and 80 years of age by inviting them to the group meetings of the senior citizens’ counselling service.

The senior citizens’ counselling service is a preventive healthcare activity which is intended for retired people over 65 years of age who are not covered by other regular healthcare services or in home care.

– Our mission is to support the health and wellbeing of the elderly. When we identify risk factors in time, we can prevent problems that affect the health and functional capacity of seniors, says coordinating ward nurse Annika Tetrault.

The senior citizens’ counselling service has been operating before, but from the beginning of January, its operating principles will be unified throughout the wellbeing services county. Wellbeing and health checks, lifestyle guidance and group meetings are carried out with the same criteria throughout the region.

Meetings and check-ups

You can contact the senior citizens’ counselling service if you are worried about your own health and wellbeing. Elderly people have an opportunity to talk to a nurse by telephone or book an appointment.

– You can call us if, for example, you are worried about your lifestyle, nutrition, movement or social activity, have trouble sleeping, experience loneliness or depression. The actual treatment procedures are not carried out in the senior citizens’ counselling service, but we map out the situation, give advice and, if necessary, refer you to the right service.

Group meetings for 70-year-olds and 80-year-olds are organized in senior citizens’ counselling facilities.

– If necessary, an appointment can also be booked for an individual wellbeing and healthcare check-up. The elderly person’s state of health and factors affecting wellbeing can also be charted using an electronic form before the meeting.

Health checks for family carers over 65 years of age are still carried out through the senior citizens’ counselling service.