Quality of life and longevity; The priorities of Cuban society

Traffic at Malecon road, Havana, Cuba, Latin America at sunset. Malecon (Avenida de Maceo) is 8 km (5 miles) starting from Havana Harbor in Old Havana and ending at Vedado.

Quality of life and longevity; The priorities of Cuban society

HAVANA._ so far, Cuba has a life expectancy of 78.5 years, a demographic reality that needs to strengthen the legal protection of the elderly as a means of ensuring their quality of life.

The thirteenth international conference on longevity was recently held in Havana to address this issue and “other advanced adult” issues throughout Cuba and Latin America.

In his speech “the rights of the elderly”, Dr Alberto fernandez first recalled that, in Cuba’s case, the population was protected by the constitution itself.

The director of the department of social assistance and mental health, the ministry of health, said that under article 50 of the constitution, every citizen has the right to medical care and to protect his health.

Fernandez, vice President of the organizing committee also warned that, in order to ensure that the oldest members of the community the best care, there is a need to improve is called the family doctor and nurse of primary health care team skills.

He also cited the importance of developing nursing schools and improving institutions such as nursing homes and grandparents.

This year, the official said, the health ministry will receive 66 million pesos in the agreed budget to speed up the construction and renovation of these centers.

He noted that there are now 13,822 social programmes for grandparents clubs.

At the same time, Cuban sports, sports and entertainment institute methodologist JesusFernandez emphasized the importance of the program in promoting physical exercise for the elderly.

He reiterated that Cuba is the second oldest country in Latin America, and that the two most effective measures for healthy ageing approved by the world health organization are healthy diet and physical activity.

During the workshop, experts explained that many of the advantages of physical exercise were the promotion of healthy living habits and routines.

He added that the practice of physical exercise in the elderly has increased the socialization of the sector and has been shown to contribute to the fight against physical and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and alzheimer’s disease.

Methodologist, said his agency, according to the policy from the seven provinces of the nation’s twenty-two thousand adults, conducted a survey results for the department to make the “Cuban exercise guide”, is now in the stage of implementation.

In “how to live happy and healthy for more than 120” under the slogan of Cuban, Mexico, panama, costa rica, Peru, Puerto Rico and the Dominican republic’s longevity and 200 representatives attended the 13th international symposium.


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