28 January 2022
Lansia Abad 21, Buku Lansia, Buku Kelanjutusiaan
Wayan Suriastini, Bondan Sikoki, Endra Dwi Mulyanto, Titis Putri Ambarwati, Ragil Safitri, Naryanta, Jejen Fauzan, Rodhiah Umaroh, Achmad Budi Santoso, Adhi Santika, dkk
Compendium: Older Adults in the 21st Century
The book 'Compendium: Older Adults in the 21st Century' is a collaboration among investigators comprising researchers from SurveyMETER and Indonesian older adult observers who are members of the Coalition for Communities Caring for the Older Adults (KuMPUL). As the title suggests, the book discusses the latest dynamics of aging, enclosing the independence and actualization of the elders, globalization for them, as well as social protection and health services for older adults.
SurveyMETER researchers contributed significantly through four writing topics that reviewed public services and elderly health, the self-actualization of older adults, and the mainstreaming of aging. The following two articles have a comprehensive correlation because they both discuss the public dimension of the elders. Wayan Suriastini notably encourages us to learn about the urgency of long-term care (LTC), including homecare and daycare, by perceiving best practices in Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. Endra Mulyanto et al. also discussed the importance of providing an elderly-friendly environment for backstopping their mobility. This article also presents concrete proposals, such as optimizing village ambulance services, volunteering by residents to accompany older adults, providing incentives, and improving public transportation facilities for them.
The two other articles examine the intergenerational dimension of aging activities, although the correlation is moderate. Titis Putri Ambarwati et al. cleverly questioned the mainstreaming of older adults in formal education with the young generation's low concern level for the elders. This article shows that the participation of older adults in early, primary, and secondary education activities may ignite the younger generation's empathy for the aging process. Meanwhile, Naryanta et al. scrutinized the medium/mechanism of older adults in family medicinal garden plant cultivation activities (TOGA). This article depicts elderly figures who are tenacious in caring for TOGA medical gardens in their yards and then assesses that for such work will be more beneficial if carried out across generations.
Here is the link to download the book complimentary.