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Kalbe Celebrates National Seniors’ Day

Kalbe Celebrates National Seniors’ Day

Jakarta, 22 May 2017 – PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (Kalbe)  through Kalbe Ethical Customer Care (KECC) today celebrates the National Seniors' Day (HLUN). The National Senior Citizens Celebration that is held at Nyi Ageng Serang Building, South Jakarta, takes the theme of 'Seniors Still Can'.  Approximately five hundred seniors from a number of seniors' communities in Jabodetabek are present in the celebration event. 

“Kalbe continues to fill its commitment to the public health by providing services and health educations, one of which is the health of senior citizens," said Ridwan Ong, Director of Pharma Marketing of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. “Through the activity of educating senior citizens, we are constantly encouraging them to remain active and productive in latter year in order to be able to create and be useful for their surrounding communities,” Ridwan added. 

The main event of the National Seniors' Day is a health discussion with the theme of 'Seniors Definitely Can', presenting speakers dr.  Boenjamin Setiawan (Founder of Kalbe Farma), Prof. Dr. dr. Siti Setiati, SpPD - KGer, M.Epid, FINASIM (Chairperson of the Indonesian Medical Gerontology Association - PERGEMI), Kushartati Winahyo (Senior Influencer Jakarta) and Istati Soedibjo (Senior Influencer Bandung). The theme was chosen to encourage senior citizens to remain healthy, active, and productive in conducting their daily activities and to remain useful for those around them.  Aside of that, the day also holds health check-up activities, among which are blood pressure, blood glucose, nutrition levels, consultation with physicians and nutritionist, healthy seniors' aerobics at the venue, super senior show, and senior flash mob.  

Since 1996, the Indonesian government has designated 29 May as National Seniors' Day (HLUN).  In 2017, the celebration of HLUN will be held through the National Seniors' Day Party with the theme of 'Dignified Living at Advanced Age, Prosperous Seniors."  Indonesia at present is included in countries with ageing population structure, by having the proportion of seniors (60 years and older) of over 7%.  It is based from the Susenas Data of year 2015, that there are 21.5 million populations in the senior circle, or approximately 8.43% of the total number of Indonesian population in 2015.  The population data showed that the elderly population has the tendency to increase by each year, which inevitably followed by senior citizens' issues.  (source: www.bkkbn.go.id) 

Kalbe Ethical Customer Care (KECC) at a glance
Kalbe Ethical Customer Care or KECC is a forum dedicated to providing information and education to the public about overall health.
 KECC works to increase the awareness and concern of the public for their own health. In addition, the public is also encouraged to always identify the prevention and medication of diseases, especially chronic or degenerative diseases.. In every activity, KECC also perform a variety of checks for the participants such as: bone density check, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.

Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and is one of the biggest public pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle reliable and varied brand portfolio; prescription medicines (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc); over-the-counter medication division (Woods, Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Fatigon, etc); health drinks (Hydro Coco, Extra Joss, Nitros); nutrition division (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc); and distribution division. Kalbe currently has more than 20 subsidiaries, 9 production facilities with international standard, and employs more than 17,000 employees dispersed across more than 71 branches throughout Indonesia.. From 1991, Kalbe is listed at Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX:KLBF).

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