Bahagia di Usia Tua : Sejahtera Fisik dan Psikologis
Keywords:happiness, well-being, physical, psychological, psychoeducational
The increasing life expectancy of the elderly showing the success of national development in the health sector in Indonesia. This increase in life expectancy must be in line with increases in well-being, both physically and psychologically. Physical and psychological health are closely related, so they need to be improved in a balanced way. During this pandemic, psychological well-being needs more attention given the increasing number of constraints experienced by the elderly. The limitation felt was mobility, which could potentially lead to feelings of loneliness. Therefore, this activity aims to provide an understanding to the elderly in the church community about the importance of psychological health, as well as ways to improve it through daily activities, especially in a pandemic situation. This activity uses a psychoeducational approach through lectures and group discussions conducted online for 2.5 hours. At first, there was a discussion about the myths and facts believed about the elderly. With this activity, the elderly become aware of the myths and facts about the elderly. The elderly also discuss their experiences and how to overcome problems that arose during this pandemic. Discussions are guided to teach the elderly how to improve their physical and psychological well-being during the pandemic. After participating in this activity, the elderly feel more aware of the importance of physical and psychological well-being, and how to improve it only through daily activities. The elderly find that gratitude is the essential key to finding happiness during this pandemic.
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