For the use of radio as a major source of information for #older_people in the #Gaza_Strip, especially with limited and difficult access to modern technologies, the Association aired two radio ads 100 times per ad on two local radio stations for 25 days 4 times a day, providing guidance and advice to #older_people to take measures to protect themselves from #covid_19.
Through electronic flashcards, the association’s media team presented 10 cards containing a set of tips and guidance for #older_people and their families on #covid_19, through the use of social media platforms and funded advertising, which reached more than 75,000 people via social media “Facebook – Instagram-Twitter”.
Provide psychological and health counseling services by calling 500 older persons, and Learn about the response of older people in implementing health recommendations and guidelines to prevent #covid_19.
Distribution of more than 1,000 brochures to #older_people and citizens in order to raise public awareness about safety and prevention methods of #covid_19, especially for #older_people and their families in #the_Gaza_Strip.
500 copies were distributed to older people during their visit by the association’s team, 500 copies were distributed to pharmacies, petrol stations, supermarkets, vegetables, and fruits in densely populated areas, and the brochure was published electronically to reach the largest number of #older_people, their caregivers and their families.
The use of billboards in public spaces to publicize the project” #Project ” #El-weddad response to reduce the impact of #Coved-19 on #Older people in #Gaza “, funded by HelpAge International.
Continuing the process of meeting the needs of #older_people and their families through home visits and the study of the status of their living conditions, and the provision of preventive health packages and food packages in contributing to reduce the impact of #covid_19 on them while taking precautionary and preventive measures to keep the team-work and the families of older people safe.
In conjunction with the team’s response to the appeals and needs of #older_people and their families, physiotherapists work with precautionary and preventive measures to provide physiotherapy services to the #older_people; to restore and maintain their mobility, balance, and physical activity levels.
The team-work and volunteers started in the #El-Weddad_response project, to meet the needs of the older people and their families through the distribution of preventive health packages and food parcels; in contributing to minimizing the effects of #covid_19 on them, while taking precautionary and preventive measures to keep the team and #older_people safe.
With all precautionary and preventive measures, community counselling sessions for #older_people are provided by social psychologist Nidal al-Helou to raise public awareness about safety and prevention methods for older people from #covid_19.
In response to the nutritional and health needs of older people through the ongoing covid-19 (#coronavirus) pandemic in the #Gaza Strip, a directive was issued by the Oday al-Maghari, executive director of El-Weddad Association for the work team and volunteers in the project” #ElWeddad_response_project to reduce the effects of covid-19 on older people in Gaza”, funded by #HelpAge International, to prepare and take all preventive and precautionary measures to maintain the safety of workers and the elderly, in order to provide older persons with the necessary needs to contribute to reducing the effects of #covide_19 on them.