Turkey and Japan take steps for elderly tourism

Published on : Saturday, December 16, 2017

Turkey and Japan take steps for elderly tourismTurkey and Japan joins hand in hand to promote the senior tourism as the International Senior Tourism and Home Care Service Project which is implemented in Bodrum, Turkish nurses and health teams will receive training in elderly care and Japanese language lessons in Japan.



It was reported that Japanese and Turkish doctors, nurses and tourism professionals will work together on the project designed to cater to elderly Japanese tourists, a country with the oldest population in the world, to maintain their treatment while they enjoy extended vacations in Bodrum.



The first step was taken in Bodrum for the International Senior Tourism and Home Care Service Project developed by the Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Health and Social Services Department Home Care Services Unit and the Bodrum Life Foundation in collaboration with the Hapinesu Foundation, an organization renowned for their superior senior citizen services in Niihama, Japan.



In the project supported by the international KYOSEI Foundation in Japan, professor Keiichiro Kondo, a representative of the Hapinesu Foundation, came to Bodrum upon invitation from Dr. Alev Şahin, a board member of the Bodrum Life Foundation.



Explaining that as a metropolitan municipality, they provide home health, cleaning and nursing services for at least 80 patients every month, Şahin said Japan has the largest elderly population in the world with 50 years of experience, and the reason why Kondo was invited to Bodrum and held the first meeting here.





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