To maintain the highest quality of life in older person, WHO supports investment approach on the factors that affect health throughout life’s journey; how the actions of individual people, health and social policies contribute to healthy aging. For people who experience a loss of functionality in the future, efforts should be targeted to restore and / or maximize the functional capacity to achieve the best quality of life. In addition, the importance of knowledge ‘life cycle’ on the way to a healthy and active aging are considered very important, in addition to providing training of health care professionals and community groups/care giver, and as a way of developing health systems that meet the health care needs of individuals.
Based on the above reason, Centre for Ageing Studies (CAS) University of Indonesia in collaboration with the WHO Representative to Indonesia had draft guidance for long-term care and life cycle approach. Both books can be compiled to guide officers in the field in the work related to long-term care services and life cycle approach. The seminar was held on January 29, 2015 at Science Park Building, University of Indonesia, and was opened by a representative of the University of Indonesia and the WHO to Indonesia, in this case represented by Dr. Dr Long Chhun and Dr. Tini Setiawan – National Professional Officer. Present participants at this seminar were representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs, BKKBN, some related faculty of several universities, the National Commission of Older Person, Gerontology Association, Hospitals, Public Health Service, etc. Many inputs to improvements in the development of this manual, so that the book can provide benefits in accordance with the purpose and objectives.