HomeHarvestvol. 9 no. 1 (2013)

THE LEVEL OF SATISFACTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO THE PROJECT HEALTHY AGING OF BALIUAG UNIVERSITY

Racquel DC Cruz | Dorithy B. Inot | Maria Lourdes C. Policarpio

Discipline: Psychology, Social Science

 

Abstract:

Baliuag University (BU), a premier higher educational institution in Bulacan, established the integrated multi-disciplinary community services known as Hatid Lingap sa mga Nangangailangan (HALINA Program) in 1992 with 10 project components coordinated by the Center for Community Services. The researchers conducted the study to determine the level of satisfaction of senior citizens of Baliuag University Senior Citizen Club (BUSCC) and also to find out if Healthy Aging Project, as one of its project components, is meeting the needs of the clientele. The researchers made use of a descriptive survey design utilizing document analysis and a 3-part survey instrument created by the researchers, written in Tagalog, with questions about the profile of elderly adults, health problems and perceived level of satisfaction in the different services. Using a purposive sampling, the study population was limited only to bonafide, active members of BUSCC who attended at least 50 meetings. The researchers found that health screening and life sharing are services perceived by the respondents as most satisfying and least satisfying, respectively. The researchers concluded that Healthy Aging Project is appropriate, adequate, effective, and efficient in order to help members achieve good health condition, enhance creativity and confidence, increase coping ability, and increase self-acceptance and understanding