2016 Topics for Lay Forum:

Date Theme
January 30 Calisthenics for the Elderly
February 2 Disaster Preparedness
March 28 Proper Nutrition for the Elderly
April 30 Healthy Cooking Demo
May 28 Muscle Loss in the Elderly (Sarcopenia)
June 25 Expanded Senior Citizens Act
July 30 Falls Prevention in the Community
August 20 Depression in the Elderly
September 24 All About Alzheimer’s Disease
October 29 End of Life Care
November 26 Caregiver Burnout
December 10 Arts and Crafts

 

2015 Topics for Lay Forum:

Date Theme
January 31 Common Eye Problems in the Elderly and Their Solutions
February 28 Difference between Adult Care & Geriatric Care
March 28 Origami
April 25 Expanded Senior Citizens Act
May 30 Tai-Chi
June 27 Care of the Bones of our Body
July 25 How to Take Good Care of Your Heart
August 29 Depression in the Elderly
September 26 How to Prevent Memory Loss
October 24 Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
November 28 Do’s and Don’ts of Caregiving
December 12 Zumba Exercise
 
 

Project Objectives:

The public awareness campaign of Bantay Matanda aims to increase the awareness of family members on the issues and difficulties facing the elderly and elderly care.

 

Specifically, the campaign aims to:

1. Organize the Bantay Matanda Center to serve as the office of Bantay Matanda and as an information center, providing referrals and links to related organizations catering to the elderly;

2. Conduct workshops to educate family caregivers, arrive at concrete action to improve the conditions of the elderly at home, in the community and society, and promote wellness among family caregivers;

3. Produce a 30-minute television talk show for public awareness, education and information.

 

Project Description:

The campaign has three major components:

A. Bantay Matanda Center: the office of Bantay Matanda will act as an information center, providing referrals and links to related organizations catering to the elderly;

B. Lay Forum on Elderly Care: Bantay Matanda has organized lectures on the needs and concerns of the elderly and so with the family caregivers.

C. Golden Moments – a weekly TV Program on elderly care: Golden Moments is a 30-min talk show conceptualized to provide senior citizens, their caregivers and the people around them, with:

Credible and well-researched medical information on various health conditions and concerns of the elderly, presented in layman’s language through the assistance and guidance of licensed medical professionals (off cam and on cam);

Motivational and inspirational lifestyles that promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the elderly and their caregivers;

Educational data relevant to the legal, professional and social aspects of being a senior citizen;

A forum for exchanging opinions on the most modern trends on care giving for the elderly.