“International Elderliness Symposium” held at EUL with Intense Participation
Healthy eating improves the quality of life
European University of Lefke (EUL) Vocational School of Health Services and Faculty of Health Sciences organized “International Elderliness Symposium”.
Dean of EUL Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Dr. Ruhi Selçuk Tabak and Director of School of Applied Sciences Assist. Prof. Dr. Besim Özyel made the opening speeches of the symposium which was conducted at EUL Faculty of Law Conference Hall.
Tabak: Health Services Should be best offered to Elderly Population
Tabak pointed out that 7-13 April is the World Health Week and added that World Health Organization has determined the theme of the week as “Global Health”. Tabak said that, “In this context, our friends organized this event today and I sincerely thank them and you for being here,” and added that health services should be best offered to elderly population. Tabak said that, “Old age comes with disabilities, and sufficiency on many matters occurs because the organs get old. First of all, we must all think ourselves as candidate for disability and elderliness, we have to search for ways to understand this with empathy and we should nourish consciously and support our bodies with necessary practices”.
Özyel: As the population of elderly people rise, so does their need of long term care
Pointing out that as the population of elderly people rise, so does their need of long term care Özyel said that, “Along with this, the need to create an elderly friend environment with better education and more labor force has also came into existence”. Özyel said that societies which adapted to this changing demographic structure with means of investing in healthy living, have a higher chance of living a longer and healthier life. Özyel stated that, “Therefore, as the Vocational School of Health Services and Faculty of Health Sciences, it is aimed to draw attention to increasing the quality of life with healthy aging while organizing the symposium and discussing the issues of how to solve the problems of health and care in the old age with increasing life span and creating awareness in all disciplines with this multidisciplinary attendance. I would like to thank all participants for their contributions”.
The theme of the morning session of the symposium which was moderated by Prof. Dr. Ruhi Selçuk Tabak, was appointed as “Multidisciplinary Approach to Ageing”. The participants were informed on following titles in the first session; “Physiology of Aging” by Prof. Dr. Ataç Sönmez, “Aging of the Cells” by Assist. Prof Dr. Besim Özyel and “The Importance of Nutrition and Active Life in Healthy Aging” by Prof. Dr. Cahide Yağmur. The second session of the symposium was moderated by Prof. Dr. Şengül Hablemitoğlu and the participants were informed on; “Evaluation of Elderly People”, “Versatile Geriatric Approach” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Varlı, “Age Related Hearing Loss” by Expert Audiologist Hatice Eğitmen and “Mental Health in the Old Age” by Assist. Prof. Dr. Güley Abatay.
The theme of the afternoon session of the symposium which was moderated Prof. Dr. Nevin Aktaş, was appointed as “Elderly Care Problems and Solution Suggestions”. The participants were informed on following titles in the first session; “Medical Nutrition Therapy For Old Age Health Problems” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emine Akal Yıldız, and “Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Approaches in Elderliness” by Prof. Dr. Nuray Kırdı. The second session of the symposium was moderated by Prof. Dr. Deniz Şelimen and the participants were informed on; “Approach to Aging through Nursing Perspective” by Prof. Dr. Nuran Akdemir, “Elderliness in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” by Specialist Nurse Enver Bozkurt, “Gerontological Social Work” by Prof. Dr. Şengül Hablemitoğlu “Social and Functional Living Space Regulations for the Elderly” by Architech Çiğdem Nailer” and “Health Care Tourism for the Elderly” by Prof. Dr. Ruhi Selçuk Tabak.