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Pudong New Area senior caring training for 2012 formally kicked off

On the morning of June 26, at the Volunteer Activity Base of the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area, 45 carers and family members of community economically disadvantaged senile dementia seniors from 11 towns and neighborhoods including Dongming Road Neighborhood, Puxing Road Neighborhood, and Tangqiao Neighborhood in Pudong New Area participated in the Senior Caring Training of the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area. Pudong New Area senior caring training work formally kicked off.

In 2011, the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area has carried out senior caring training for a total of 1255 carers and family members of senile dementia seniors, the participation rate reached 98.89%. In 2012, the peak number of benefit recipients of Pudong New Area “Distributing personal care articles to community economically disadvantaged dementia seniors” government practical work project has reached 1502, in which newly added aid recipients are high in number and wide in distribution, senior care training work has become particularly urgent. This year the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area is expected to train 1596 persons. Wherein, 196 persons received training, the training recipients are family members or carers of newly added community senile dementia seniors, accounting for 100% of newly added aid recipients between January and May 2012; 1400 persons attended lectures, the training recipients include family members of community senile dementia seniors, nursing personnel, Red Cross volunteers, home-based care service staff etc.