EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
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Psychological, Physical, and Social Health Needs of the Aging Society and Post-Pandemic Recommendations on Gerontology

European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2021, 5(2), em0080, https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11055
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ABSTRACT

Older adults experienced the trepidation of COVID-19 as they are seriously the most affected in confirmed deaths. The aging population experienced the mayhem of health vulnerabilities and detrimental effects of the pandemic that aggravate their health issues. Consequently, the relentless call to meet the health needs of the older adults is inevitable. Hence, this article discusses the psychological, physical, and social needs of the elderly population amid a global health crisis. It introduces the significance of mattering for the aging society, stress on scientific-based physical activities, and concludes on the need for more research on gerontology in the post-coronavirus period. It also highlights that practitioners in the aging field need to circumvent discriminatory verbal or behavioral communication that may exacerbate ageism among the older adults. Policymakers, social workers, and medical practitioners should strengthen their efforts to prioritize geriatric health needs and expedite health interventions that can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 to the elderly.

KEYWORDS

COVID-19 elderly health health interventions aging ageism social needs psychological needs physical needs health needs older adults

CITATION (Harvard)

Toquero, C. M. D. (2021). Psychological, Physical, and Social Health Needs of the Aging Society and Post-Pandemic Recommendations on Gerontology. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 5(2), em0080. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11055
APA
Toquero, C. M. D. (2021). Psychological, Physical, and Social Health Needs of the Aging Society and Post-Pandemic Recommendations on Gerontology. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 5(2), em0080. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11055
Vancouver
Toquero CMD. Psychological, Physical, and Social Health Needs of the Aging Society and Post-Pandemic Recommendations on Gerontology. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2021;5(2):em0080. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11055
AMA
Toquero CMD. Psychological, Physical, and Social Health Needs of the Aging Society and Post-Pandemic Recommendations on Gerontology. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2021;5(2), em0080. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11055
Chicago
Toquero, Cathy Mae Dabi. "Psychological, Physical, and Social Health Needs of the Aging Society and Post-Pandemic Recommendations on Gerontology". European Journal of Environment and Public Health 2021 5 no. 2 (2021): em0080. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11055
MLA
Toquero, Cathy Mae Dabi "Psychological, Physical, and Social Health Needs of the Aging Society and Post-Pandemic Recommendations on Gerontology". European Journal of Environment and Public Health, vol. 5, no. 2, 2021, em0080. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11055

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