On August 19, the Health Day for the Elderly will be held in Guadalajara. It attempts to trace older adults to chronic degenerative diseases, dementia and even abandonment.
The event will take place at the facilities of the Jalisco Gerontology and Geriatrics Society, located at Calle Sierra Nevada #910 in the Independencia neighborhood.
“The event is dedicated, focused specifically on the elderly with limited resources that we have in Jalisco and there are more than 200 thousand. It can be assumed that a little more than half do not have social security, at least formal social Safety,” said Hernan Dario Ochoa Fregoso, president of the Jalisco Gerontology Society.
The association aims to detect cases of diabetes, hypertension, dementia and even abandonment in older adults, so that they can receive treatment later.
“The population over the age of 60 is 11 percent of the general population of the state of Jalisco, so we are talking about 800,000. We have studied where about 30 percent are in a state of abandonment and helplessness,” Health for the Elderly María Guadalupe Ramírez Salvatierra, general coordinator of the day, commented.
The association also solicits donations from citizens in the form of donations to benefit older adults with limited resources.
“that they support us, whoever has the possibility to support us, support us, not with money, this is a non-profit event, that they support us in kind, for example, wheelchairs Canes, walkers are needed, glasses rings, in short, we have many needs and if you can support us it would be fantastic as it goes for this type of population,” said Ochoa Fregoso.