Successful Ageing in Indonesia - Prof Tri Budi Wahyuni. Rahardjo




Abstract - Successful Ageing in Indonesia

Most of older persons in Indonesia ( 80 %) are still active in various fields, in which social activities are the most . There are many Older People Associations and Community Integrated Posts for older persons, where health check up , physical activities and routine gathering are conducted routinely. However, their knowledge about active ageing and the program of are still limited .To improve the quality of active ageing programs, we propose Age Concern Program , utilizing research findings.

Age concern program has a main purpose to provide meeting place to share with each other, and doing wellness activities , as well as to achieve health, wellbeing and independence of older persons through information, education and communicatioan (IEC) services.

There were many research findings, including thesis and dissertation, that could be utilized as references to produce policies, modules, and IEC materials . Some of those findings have been published with Prof.Eef Hogervorst in the form of articles for publication, and being transformed to be IEC materials. Those materials are disseminated through mini library both physical and using IT system, and in the near future it will be using online system. The target would be all ages who concern on ageing issues, particularly older persons who would maintain their health and wellbeing to achieve active ageing.

Results: The establishment of Age Concern Program to promote healthy and productive aging has been promoted through seminars, leaflets, and WEB. The results showed that this program has been accepted by the community and the ministries, particularly Ministry of Health, Health and Ministry of Social Affair .Hence, there is improvement of knowledge and attitude on well being after intervention. Conclusion: Age Concern Program is relatively strategic to promote social participation and to improve the awareness in maintain health and wellbeing, to stay active and productive.

Social activities, age concern programs and wellbeing..


About the Speaker - Prof Tri Budi Wahyuni. Rahardjo

BDS, Faculty of Dentistry University of Indonesia, 1975
MS ( Health Sciences) , Faculty of Post Graduate Studies University of Airlangga, Indonesia, 1984
PhD (Health Sciences) , Faculty of Post Graduate Studies University of Airlangga, Indonesia (1989)
Sandwich Programme University of Wales, UK (1987)
Professor in Dentistry and Gerontology, University of Indonesia, since 2001

Research and Education
Professor Tri Budi W. Rahardjo is Professor in Gerontology at Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. Since March 2010 she has also been Director of Centre for Ageing Studies Universitas Indonesia (CAS UI). Her other research commitments include Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford 2011-2014, and Consultant for Ageing Programmes to Indonesian Government and Private sectors, since 2011. She has also been a Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Respati Yogyakarta since 2011 to 2014. She has been very active in teaching and supervising PhD students : in Gerontology/ ageing issues at universities in Indonesia and Loughborough University (UK), 2000 – 2011, continues 2011 – 2014 and to be an external examiner for PhD program on Population and Ageing at Australian National University (ANU) , 2013. She is recently pointed to be a temporary advisor to Regional Director of WHO SEARO for Healthy Ageing and Long Term Care , 2013.

She is a member of Indonesian Gerontology Association since 2001, member of Board of Active Ageing Consortium Asia Pacific since 2009, and Member of Asian Ageing Research Network, since 2011. She was also a member of National Commission for Older Persons (NCOP) Indonesia 2005 – 2011, and has been continued to be a Resource Person of NCOP Indonesia until 2014. Since 2012, she is appointed to be a member of Directors Board, at Indonesian Association of Psycho Geriatrics.

Her current research interests include the fields of:, Ageing and Dementia, Age friendly communities and cities, Intergenerational relationships, Care giving, as well as Health and Quality of life of older persons.