Hanganak Summarized the Activities for February at the New Office

As of March 1st, Hanganak’s office has officially moved to the Empathy Mental Health Center, located on 6 Ara Sargsyan Street. The collaboration that began after the 44-day war continues to flourish, as the Center has not only provided its premises for Hanganak’s activities but also conducts psychological group sessions with the beneficiaries and employees of the organization. On March 19th, the first psychological session will take place under the new conditions.

A reporting meeting was held on March 12th at the new office of Hanganak. During the meeting, the medical staff of the organization presented their work done in February and handed over their reports to the project coordinator, Lina Grigoryan. Overall, the project is progressing well, and the medical workers are fulfilling their responsibilities with great diligence.

During the meeting, Gohar Hovhannisyan, the president of the organization, presented upcoming work for March. In addition to the ongoing activities, Alzheimer’s Care Armenia is organizing a conference titled “From Early Detection to End of Life: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease” on March 22, 2024. All Hanganak medical personnel were encouraged to participate in the conference and were able to register during the meeting.

An upcoming event of importance is the gerontology course, which will be organized by the Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People. The schedule of course will need to be mutually agreed upon by the leadership of the association and the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR).

It was suggested to compile a list of participants for the psychological group session on March 19 and present it to the psychologist. Medical workers should arrange and facilitate office visits for the beneficiaries.

An online meeting is scheduled for March on the Zoom platform with Dr. Nancy Barsamian, who is responsible for the clinical part of the Elderly Project. Project physician Dr. Lilya Seyranyan and nurses must submit a list of patients requiring attention for discussion with the specialist. Patients with diabetes were specifically mentioned, and complex cases should be discussed separately with an endocrinologist. The date of the meeting will be determined soon.

There is an expected change in the project. The number of beneficiaries in Lori Marz has increased to 21 due to their active relocation. As a result, it is necessary to provide medical and social services in this area as well. The final decision on this matter will be made once the funds are available.

In March, the program coordinator Lina Grigoryan, and nurses Anush Shekyan and Naire Voskanyan will continue conducting surveys to evaluate the needs of beneficiaries. The survey is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Other current issues were also discussed.

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