Educational workshops for health promotion of institutionalized elderly women

Roberta Grangeiro de Oliveira, Natasha Marques Frota, Samira Rocha Magalhães, Livia Moreira Barros
2014 Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde  
Objective: To describe the experience of participation in workshops on health education for institutionalized elderly women. Data Synthesis: Actions of health education were performed through the development of educational workshops on lifestyle for 20 elderly women in a philanthropic institution of a municipality, during the month of October 2011. The workshops were divided into three meetings over 2 days. Empathic communication and interaction among the participants were sought through
more » ... s, aiming to motivate them to talk about the feelings aroused by figures. The healthy lifestyle was then approached, with explanation on diet and physical activity. Conclusion: The implementation of educational measures is effective for the health promotion, the development of critical thinking and the reduction of risk behaviors doi:
doi:10.5020/3127 doaj:1d89672ce3594ac3a91ddca9410c5e54 fatcat:pai4u3em2jeptafvz42ehzvgaq