BKKBN launches apps to support older adults amid pandemic

BKKBN launches apps to support older adults amid pandemic

Deputy for family welfare and family empowerment at the BKKBN, Nopian Andusti, speaking at the 'Digital Equity for All Ages' webinar on Thursday (October 21, 2021). (ANTARA/Hreeloita Dharma Shanti)

We need applications that can help us be present in assisting the elderly to become stronger
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) has launched the GoLantang and Satyagatra Family Welfare Service Center (PPKS Satyagatra) applications to support the elderly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“We need applications that can help us be present in assisting the elderly to become stronger,” deputy for family welfare and family empowerment at the BKKBN, Nopian Andusti, said during a webinar on 'Digital Equity for All Ages' monitored here on Thursday.

 

According to Andusti, the two applications come with several features that the elderly can use to access consultations regarding their health and problems and issues concerning their families, and thus, they can fulfill the needs of older adults.


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The GoLantang application provides information regarding the Elderly Family Development (BKL) Program, elderly-related articles, and health indicators, he informed.

 

It also provides live chat, admin live chat, complaint management, and health calculator features to assist the elderly, he said.

 

Meanwhile, PPKS Satyagatra application can be an effective means of communication for families and communities to consult and discuss information regarding family problems or management, Andusti explained.

 

The application provides Family Welfare Service Center (PPKS) services, namely data and information services and consultation and counseling services, he informed.


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Besides being easily accessible by families and the community, it is also a secure application that can maintain confidentiality and respect the rights of its users, he said.

 

He also asked that all parties disseminate information about the two applications to help the elderly lead a quality life and help BKKBN to continue to provide services to the community despite the limitations placed by COVID-19.

 

"Therefore, please disseminate (information on the two applications) to the community around us, especially the elderly who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic," he remarked.


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