Departmental Bulletin Paper 地域在住男性高齢者を対象とした通いの場の創出課題
Creation of areas maybe“ facilities” intended for the community-dwelling older men

辛島, 順子  ,  中川, 靖枝

As Japan enters the era of a super-aging society, care prevention, mitigation of prevention and care state that the elderly become need of nursing care state, the prevention of deterioration is promoted. This study focused on cooking classes that targeted community-dwelling men in June of 2012. Contributes to the “self-help” and preventive care of the elderly, an increase in participants through the connection between people, it is to identify issues for the activities to expand the field of attending community-dwelling older men. A questionnaire survey was administered to a class of cooking participants and non-participants from May to September 2014. The questions to the non-participants focused on their awareness of the cooking classes and their intention to participate in the future. The average age of the participants was 77.9 ± 9.4 years, and that of the non-participants was 77.5 ± 6.2 years. The comparison between the participants and the non-participants showed that more participants were interested in cooking. Although 93.3% of the non-participants knew about the cooking classes, only 26.7% reported a willingness to participate in future. This study shows that it is necessary to emphasize the importance of having a location where local residents can interact and enjoy food through various activities.

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