SALSA Launching Webinar: MoSA Presents to Realize Happy Elderly in Old Age
(24 July 2021) - Director of Social
Rehabilitation for the Elderly Ministry of Social Affairs, Andi Hanindito representing
the Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini attended a webinar organized by
the Muslim Brotherhood Institute in the context of launching Salimah Elderly
School (SALSA) with the theme "The Role of Families in Improving Elderly Welfare".
Message from the Minister of Social Affairs,
Tri Rismaharini delivered by the Director of Social Rehabilitation for the
Elderly, Andi Hanindito that currently the life expectancy of Indonesian people
as a whole is 71.38 years, where the expected age for men is 69.44 years and
women are 73.33 years. From data from the Central Statistics Agency, the life
expectancy of both women and men, that women have equality with men and have
important functions and roles in a family.
In the speech, it was also conveyed that quite
a lot of elderly are successful, healthy, and enjoy happiness with their
families, but not a few who experience a hard and difficult life in their old
age because they live poor, neglected, and live alone. For this reason, the
Ministry of Social Affairs is here to provide support for services and programs
to realize happy elderly in old age.
The Ministry of Social Affairs presents the
Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) program for the Elderly and all
vulnerable groups such as Children, Persons with Disabilities, Homeless, Persons
with Social Deviance Issues, Drug Abuse Victims in Indonesia. The ATENSI
program can be accessed through the Social Rehabilitation Centers of MoSA RI
Through ATENSI every elderly and other
vulnerable groups can access 7 direct services, namely: Support for fulfilling
a decent life; Social care and/or child care; Family support; Therapy
(physical, psychosocial, and mental-spiritual therapy); Vocational training and
entrepreneurship development; Social assistance and Accessibility support.
Gradually the Ministry of Social Affairs has
carried out 5 important things in making efforts so that citizens can live
happily in their old age, namely the Development of ATENSI Creation Centers
(SKA) as a forum for empowering the elderly and other vulnerable groups;
Providing modern and quality Accessibility Tools; Provide support for civil
registration services to obtain NIK numbers at the Centers; Improve the
Integrated Social Welfare Data; Conduct outreach services to the Elderly in
Salimah Elderly School Program is carried out informally with activities
that are concerned with religion, health, psychology, economics, and skills,
"We hope that these activities can synergize with our program, so that
they can optimally serve the elderly to improve their welfare and Elderly
Independence," said Andi.
The head of the Salimah
Education and Training Department, Rusmiyati conveyed the RI Law no. 13 of 1998
on Elderly Welfare, that as a respect and appreciation for the elderly, the
right to improve social welfare is given, including education and training
explained that Salimah Elderly School (SALSA) is a general, mass, periodic, and
thematic unit of Salimah activity with a special curriculum that aims to
improve the quality of life of participants, namely increasing the knowledge
and behavior of the elderly towards health to live a quality old age,
knowing earlier the disease suffered by the elderly, increasing independence in
aspects of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health.
"We are trying as hard
as we can to prepare this Elderly School guide to be adapted to a
competency-based curriculum, meaning that we hope that what we are doing is
something that can be measured and traced, and what we are doing is solely to
improve the quality of the elderly in Indonesia," said Rusmiyati.
There are four topics in
the Elderly School manual, namely religion, implementing good religious
teachings in the elderly, psychology, carrying out stress therapy activities in
the elderly, health, activities, a healthy lifestyle in old age, economics and
skills, activities build good self-reliance in the elderly.
Probosuseno as the Head of
KSM and Head of Geriatric Clinic Dr. RSUP. Sardjito conveyed the role of family
and community so that the elderly are safe, namely facilitating and maintaining
good habits and providing facilities that make physically, mentally and
President Commissioner of
PT Paragon Technology and Innovation, Nurhayati Subakat explained to maintain
productivity in old age by applying 5 values including God, believing in the
existence and power of God Almighty, caring, upholding the values of
togetherness and compassion, humility, realizing that everyone has strengths
and weaknesses, toughness, living life with joy and high fighting power and
innovation, namely always developing new and better things every day.
"Not everyone is given
the opportunity to live the days of old age, let's live this opportunity with
full meaning and benefit for others," said Nurhayati.
Dimas Seto and Dhini
Aminarti, who are public figures, shared how to carry out the role of the
family in assisting the elderly, "We do this assistance because of
worship, we seek the blessings of our parents, we use their time as well as
possible to get the grace and blessing, but it is also necessary to have the
sciences we learn are mainly related things because we haven't felt old if we
hope to be a productive old age," said Dimas Seto.
Humas Ditjen Rehabilitasi Sosial