Special program marked the I Elderly Health Fair

Event featured stands, lectures, workshops and dance classes.


A diverse program marked the I Elderly Health Fair, performed by the Physiotherapy Clinic of the Medical Center of Bahiana with the aim of disseminating information and guidance on health to elderly patients at the clinic, promoting moments of leisure and exchange of experiences.

The event counted the stands of Fall prevention and risks with the physiotherapists who graduated from Bahiana Lucas Pedroso and Gabriel Venas; Arthrosis and osteoporosis with the physiotherapists Luís Cláudio Oliveira, Marcela Freitas and the president and physiotherapy student at Unifacs, participant of the Multidisciplinary Academic League of Geriatrics and Gerontology (Lagger), Bruno Simões; men's and women's health which addressed the topic of sexuality in old age, STD prevention and the importance of preventing it with physiotherapists Débora Sales and Keite Rios; Smoking in which the importance of quitting smoking was addressed, the consequences of cigarette use, and some tests were carried out with the elderly; hypertension and diabetes with guidance on physical activity practice, balanced diet and measurement of blood pressure and blood glucose with the support of nursing technicians from the Medical Center of the Bahiana Health; Healthy eating with indications of food and tips on healthy recipes with Dr. Claudete Varela, nurse at the Medical Center of Bahiana Cheers.

Visitors to the fair also had the opportunity to attend the lectures "Technologies to kill nostalgia" with Adelino Mont'Alverne, coordinator of the communication course at Faculdade Ruy Barbosa, who discussed the use of social networks by the elderly and how these tools can be useful in communication, especially to ease the longing for someone who is far away; "Religiosity and health", taught by Gabriel Matheus Dutra, physiotherapist at the clinic and "Importance of physical activity in the elderly", by Rebeca Gomes, physical education professional and professor of hydrogymnastics at the Physiotherapy Clinic.

As recreational activities, the program promoted a memory workshop that worked with the association of images of different facts to the memories of the life of each one of the participants and exercises for memory with the members of the Academic Psychiatry League of Bahiana (LAP). There was also a handicraft workshop given by the patient from the Physiotherapy Clinic Mrs. Zélia Lefundes, who taught the participants how to make Christmas ornaments.  
The event ended with ballroom dancing and fitdance classes with teachers Aguinaldo Lima and Marcos Freitas.

To participate in the activities, it was requested the donation of blankets and food that will be destined for the NGOs:  Together we are more, which helps homeless people and the San Francisco Home who takes care of the elderly. In all, 36 blankets and 78 kg of food were collected and delivered to those responsible for each organization.

The event had the support of LocCPAP with the donation of elastic bands for stretching and apparatus for breathing training, AlmaFit which provided healthy snacks without lactose, gluten and sugar, Gostosuras do Mundo which also participated with healthy snacks and Ponto das Store Parties that donated craft items, ribbons, ornaments, thread and felt to make the decorations.

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