Abdul Latif Jameel's Seniors' Club

﴿ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَـٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّۢ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا ﴿٢٣﴾ وَٱخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ ٱلذُّلِّ مِنَ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ٱرْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِى صَغِيرًا ﴿٢٤

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“... be kind to your parents. If one or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, ‘My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small” .

 

(17: 23-24).

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 What 

is the ALJH  seniors

club programme?

What if we told you that your parents or grandparents can get regular exercise and hang out with friends their age doing healthy activities like painting? Or gardening? AND can be home in time for afternoon tea with you?

86.5% of seniors in Saudi Arabia depend on family members’ care, and we’re here to help you maintain this beautiful tradition, while simply boosting daytime activities for your loved ones. At Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital Seniors' Club, your loved ones can benefit from a complete physical rehabilitation programme, socialize, and maintain their health from 9am to 3pm.

Seniors can benefit from continuous biomonitoring of vital signs by a qualified team of doctors, healthcare providers and nurses. The programme is equipped with workshops, group exercising and more customizable options for their needs.

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Why 

Join the Abduilatif Jameel Hospital

Senior Club Programme?

ALJ hospital is the only place in Jeddah that provides physical rehabilitation facilities to serve seniors in a holistic way. It is the only place where your loved ones can benefit from daily physiotherapy, occupational the-rapy, nutrition and more with a full team of doctors and nurses while maintaining a focus on wellness rather than acute care.

 

This hospital started with the intention of being a home for Sheikh AbdulLatif Jameel himself; from the day it was formed it had the mission of giving our loved ones the care that they deserve. It was designed to make it easy for people with mobility restrictions to go around it, and to offer a structure to give the elderly the independen-ce they need.

1. Maintaining Independence.

We don't want someone dictating our every move and neither does your dad! By strengthening muscles and exercising their minds, seniors will be able to gain the independence they seek to have a variety of activities to independently choose from and to enjoy with friends. Our programme that mimics office hours will give your seniors the alone time they need to build independent routines.

 

 

2. Boost Physical Abilities.

 

We start losing 5% of our muscle mass each decade after turning 30! But we're here to give you the support you need to maintain motivation. So, by combining physical therapy and occu-pational therapy, your grandad will join you on morning jogs again. We are equipped to help visitors with injury induced physical ailments as well as seniors regaining confidence after a fall, or simply supporting seniors main-taining a healthy circulation with lym-phatic drainage massage.

3. Educating Caregivers.

Aside from supporting seniors we pro-vide family meetings and education sessions. Families are welcome to join weekly activities and to ask questions and advice on how to better equip the household and how to best support seniors’ live a life of wellness

4. Make Memories.

Caregi-ver fatigue is real. Let us give your family the attention they need so you can enjoy each others’ company every evening.

Arts & crafts session at ALJH

5. Encourage Connections.

We are stronger in numbers; studies show loneliness is more dangerous than smoking. So, is your walk with your grandfather on corniche really enough? Our group recreational activi-ties range from Geometric Art sessions by Art Jameel to barbeque and Oud nights to Tai Chi. What better than a safe- carefree day with friends?

6. Delay cognitive decline.

Whether your senior or loved one is struggling with Alzheimer’s or simply eager to nip their forgetfulness in the bud, we customize our service to you. Our therapists keep our mental juices flowing and our group exercise sessions keep your blood pumping to our brains. Balanced with a healthy recreation programme, your father will be able to keep your cherished memories together forever.

‘Khala Aziza’ Current Senior Residing at ALJH

"The place I love most is here [under the sunroof in the middle of the hospital] because everyone here we are all close friends. The days I most enjoyed at ALJH were the mall visit and National Day celebration. I spent my youth in Japan because my husband was working in the Saudi embassy there. The thing I loved most about Japan was its people and their kindness I used to speak Japanese 

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"He [AbdulLatif Jameel] didn't let anyone leave without solving their problem; he was wise when treating people; when he'd get upset with me, he would advise 'may God guide you'. I would ask: 'you worked on projects all over the world; America, Egypt, Britain, and I would just like to know, how?' He responded: 'honesty and trustworthiness’. We were traveling to France, Switzerland and Britain, then he suggested: 'why not start an elderly home and stay there ourselves?' All he cared about was development; he was tired thinking about it.                                                                                               " 

‘Aam Ahmad’ 

Sheikh AbdulLatif Jameel's Personal Nurse, and current ALJH nurse

‘Aam Fuad’ Current Senior Residing at ALJH

When my son first brought me here 3 years ago, I was confused and skeptical. Now, I think God that my son brought me here; I am excited to be able to walk again. What I love to do most in the hospital is listen to the sound of birds chirping. The fact that the entire hospital is on one level helps me move independently a lot better. Also, the greenery surrounding the place                                                                                                                    "

Inside ALJH