SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY VIEW OF ANKARA UNIVERSITY CENTER ONAGEING STUDIES: A MODEL PROJECT ABOUT “COLOURING THE LIVES OF ELDERLY” Prof. Dr. Emine OZMETE Head of Ankara University Center on Ageing Studies IFA 11th GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON AGEING, PRAGUE
YAŞAM= LIFEYAŞAM was established on the 9th of November 2010 in the Official Journal according to the “Foundation of a Center Regulation”
Mission of YAŞAM; The mission of YAŞAM is to form social policies to meet the economic, social, cultural and psychological needs of elderly people and to contribute and carry out projects on research / education and the implementation in the field of the welfare of the elderly at both macro and micro-level, to publish and develop sustainable education and implement models for the elderly, provide training for professionals working in the field of elderly care and welfare and provide consultancy services.
Being sustainable Special care on research, Focusing publication, on the service, education and elderly community relationships Monitoring global trends, contributing Embracing to the establishment ofinterdisciplinary social policies approach BASIC concerning the elderly population PRINCIPLES in Turkey OF YAŞAM Focusing on senior Development of individuals’ environment, national and planning and implementing economic, social, cultural, international co- emotional, physical and operation and psychological programs to accreditation ameliorate senior individuals’ lives Co-operation with non- governmental organizations, local Liaising between the administrations, public and university and the legal persons, implementation of organizations in service common projects towards of the elderly people the prosperity of the elderly
YAŞAM ADMINISTRATION Prof. Dr. Emine • Head • Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences Özmete Department of Social Work • Member of Administration boardProf. Dr. Teslime Atlı • Ankara University Faculty of Medicine Department of Geriatric SciencesAssoc. Prof. Levent • Member of Administration board • Ankara University Faculty of Law Department of Social Akın Security Law Assoc.Prof. Hayat • Member of Administration board • Ankara University Faculty of Education Sciences Boz Department of life long learning Assoc. Prof. Senay • Member of Administration board • Ankara University Faculty of Politic Sciences Gökbayrak Department of Work Economics
The nation that does not feelgrateful to the ones who workedwith all their power in the past,does not have the right to projectthe future with confidence.
• The history of YAŞAM is very young but it is a history of a dream.• The idea of this centre started being discussed at a time when “ageing” as a concept was not even mentioned both in the academic, social and policy arena in Turkey.• Approximately 20 years ago, when we were planning our research projects about ageing, we were aware of the fact that Turkey needs to increase the number of institutions which focus on ageing studies.• YAŞAM has emerged as a result of congregation of various interdisciplinary ageing research studies that have been taking place for a long time at our university.
• The rate of elderly people is 7.1% in Turkey. This rate will be 18% by 2050.• Ageing is big phenomenon in Turkey as well as world wide.• *Economic problems• *Social Problems• *Psychological problems are increasing with ageing.
Life expectancy at birth, in years807570 Turkey EU EU members since 2004 or 2007 CIS656055 1980 1990 2000 2010
WHY STUDY ELDERLY?• “Old age is a phase when the accumulated life experience and wisdom emerges and when the individual re-discovers everything.• For that reason, as Cicero says “Wanting to be young again is like a horse who wants to go back to start line when he already crossed the finish line”.• Elderly people are the important representatives of the past. They are valuable in terms of transferring past knowledge and values to the future. Recognising elderly and benefiting from their knowledge will both help them to remain their status in the society and will contribute to the society.
• In this respect, providing quality services to the elderly and developing relevant social policies have become one of the most important policy areas in Turkey. Global ageing has resulted in rising demand for economic and social needs. In order to meet this demand, private and public sector, universities, NGOs and local governments have to be more responsive and involved.
What Is Social Responsibility?Being SociallyResponsible meansthat people andorganisations mustbehave ethically andwith sensitivitytoward social,cultural, economicand environmentalissues.
“Colouring the Lives of Elderly”In the scope of “Colouring the Lives of Elderly“ social responsibility project, we provided maintenance for the houses of the poor elderly, who are either living alone or with their families, in order to add value to their lives. The number of families who live under the poverty line has been increasing and most of the elderly and their families in this situation are not even able to meet their basic needs such as food. Moreover, deteriorating health conditions result in the increase of treatment and medication expenditures. For that reason, maintenance of the house is not a priority for them. Even if it becomes a priority, most of the time they do not have the means for this.
• Ankara University Center on Ageing Studies• Kayalar (Multi National Firm) DUFA Wall- Paint• Elmadag Municipality
22 March 2011, “Respect for the Elderly” week International Conference on “Social Policy Agenda for the Elderly”
ANKARA ÜNİVERSİTESİ YAŞLILIK ÇALIŞMALARI UYGULAMA VE ARAŞTIRMA MERKEZİ KONFERANS “Yaşlılık ve Sağlıklı Yaşam” Program Açılış konuşmaları Nurhan YEŞİLYURT Seyranbağları Huzurevi Yaşlı Bakım ve Rehabilitasyon Merkezi Müdürü Doç.Dr. Emine ÖZMETE, Ankara Üniversitesi Yaşlılık Çalışmaları Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi Müdürü Konferans Uzman Dr.Sevgi ARAS, Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Dahili Bilimler Anabilim Dalı Geriatri Bilim Dalı “Yaşlılıkta Doğru İlaç Kullanma İlkeleri” Dr.Hülya YARDIMCI, Ankara Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Beslenme ve Diyetetik Bölümü “Yaşlılıkta Yeterli ve Dengeli Beslenme İlkeleri” 27 Eylül 2011, SALI Saat: 14.00-15.00Seyranbağları Huzurevi Yaşlı Bakım ve Rehabilitasyon Merkezi Konferans Salonu Bağlar Caddesi No:161 Seyranbağları / ANKARA