Forgotten People

Comprehensive health care centre for the elderly, Peru


Responsible Association: Malteser Peru     

The key activities of the health care centre for the elderly in Peru are to contribute to improving the quality of life of the elderly, through sports, art classes, lectures on self-care and regular medical checkups.  

The beneficiaries of these services are adults of over 55 years or older from  poor households and the project promotes the concept of healthy ageing.  

This concept includes three main components: low probability of disease and disability, high cognitive and physical functional capacity and maintaining an active life in society of the elderly. Through the work of the health care centre , the elderly regain their continued participation in social matters, family, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic community, and recognise their right to exercise their participation in all aspects of community life.

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