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2017-10-24 06:00

A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park on Thursday.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, launched the expanded health service package for older residents.

The announcement was first made to coincide with International Day for Older Persons last month. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active, healthy and independent living among people aged 65 and older.

Smith says: “It is inevitable that once people reach a particular age, they will seek geriatric care. It is therefore even more important that people take care of their health, both mentally and physically. The City’s health department is introducing our older residents to health screening services at all of its clinics across the city to improve access to care while improving their quality of life.”

The service includes fast-tracking and prioritising seniors at health facilities, free annual screening for TB, HIV, diabetes and hypertension, cancer screening at regular intervals as per clinical guidelines and giving seniors referrals to other health professionals and home- and community-based service providers.

Seniors will also get regular visits by health promotion teams to old-age homes and regular visits by environmental health staff to old-age homes to check for compliance. Seniors will also receive education on healthy living, including nutrition and encouraging active participation in senior citizens’ forums.

V For more information visit www.capetown.gov.za.

A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park on Thursday.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, launched the expanded health service package for older residents. The announcement was first made to coincide with International Day for Older Persons last month. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active, healthy and independent living among people aged 65 and older.

Smith says: “It is inevitable that once people reach a particular age, they will seek geriatric care. It is therefore even more important that people take care of their health, both mentally and physically. The City’s health department is introducing our older residents to health screening services at all of its clinics across the city to improve access to care while improving their quality of life.”

The service includes fast-tracking and prioritising seniors at health facilities, free annual screening for TB, HIV, diabetes and hypertension, cancer screening at regular intervals as per clinical guidelines and giving seniors referrals to other health professionals and home- and community-based service providers.

Seniors will also get regular visits by health promotion teams to old-age homes and regular visits by environmental health staff to old-age homes to check for compliance. Seniors will also receive education on healthy living, including nutrition.

V For more information visit www.capetown.gov.za.

A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park on Thursday.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, launched the expanded health service package for older ­residents.

The announcement was first made to coincide with International Day for Older Persons last month. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active, healthy and independent living among people aged 65 and older.

Smith says: “It is inevitable that once people reach a particular age, they will seek geriatric care. It is therefore even more important that people take care of their health, both mentally and physically. The City’s health department is introducing our older residents to health screening services at all of its clinics across the city to improve access to care while improving their quality of life.”

The service includes fast-tracking and prioritising seniors at health facilities, free annual screening for TB, HIV, diabetes and hypertension, cancer screening at regular intervals as per clinical guidelines and giving seniors referrals to other health professionals and home- and community-based service providers.

Seniors will also get regular visits by health promotion teams to old-age homes and regular visits by environmental health staff to old-age homes to check for ­compliance.

V For more information visit www.capetown.gov.za.

A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park on ­Thursday.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, launched the expanded health service package for older ­residents.

The announcement was first made to coincide with International Day for Older Persons last month. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active, healthy and independent living among people aged 65 and older.

Smith says: “It is inevitable that once people reach a particular age, they will seek geriatric care. It is therefore even more important that people take care of their health, both mentally and physically. The City’s health department is introducing our older residents to health screening services at all of its clinics across the city to improve access to care while improving their quality of life.”

The service includes fast-tracking and prioritising seniors at health facilities, free annual screening for TB, HIV, diabetes and hypertension, cancer screening at regular intervals as per clinical guidelines and giving seniors referrals to other health professionals and home- and community-based service providers.

Seniors will also get regular visits by health promotion teams to old-age homes and regular visits by environmental health staff to old-age homes to check for ­compliance.

V For more information visit www.capetown.gov.za.

A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park on ­Thursday.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, launched the expanded health service package for older ­residents.

The announcement was first made to coincide with International Day for Older Persons last month. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active, healthy and independent living among people aged 65 and older.

Smith says: “It is inevitable that once people reach a particular age, they will seek geriatric care. It is therefore even more important that people take care of their health, both mentally and physically. The City’s health department is introducing our older residents to health screening services at all of its clinics across the city to improve access to care while improving their quality of life.”

The service includes fast-tracking and prioritising seniors at health facilities, free annual screening for TB, HIV, diabetes and hypertension, cancer screening at regular intervals as per clinical guidelines and giving seniors referrals to other health professionals and home- and community-based service providers.

Seniors will also get regular visits by health promotion teams to old-age homes and regular visits by environmental health staff to old-age homes to check for compliance.

Seniors will also receive education on healthy living, including nutrition and encouraging active participation in senior citizens’ ­forums.

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