Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Elderly in Facing Covid-19 Pandemic (Study on Communication In Family With The Elderly In Padang City)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316276,
        author={Alfan  Miko and Ilham  Havifi},
        title={Elderly in Facing Covid-19 Pandemic (Study on Communication In Family With The Elderly In Padang City)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={family resilience elderly covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316276}
    }
    
  • Alfan Miko
    Ilham Havifi
    Year: 2022
    Elderly in Facing Covid-19 Pandemic (Study on Communication In Family With The Elderly In Padang City)
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316276
Alfan Miko1,*, Ilham Havifi2
  • 1: Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
  • 2: Communications Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: alfanmiko@soc.unand.ac.id

Abstract

Problems in handling the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia can be seen from the lack of knowledge and public responsiveness in dealing with the pandemic. Starting from general knowledge about the Covid-19 pandemic, what efforts are being made independently with the community, the alignment of community efforts with government policies. The Covid-19 pandemic impacts the health and economy of the community and the socio-cultural system with various aspects, namely religious education, youth, and sports, empowering women and children, to the welfare of the elderly. This research aims to form the consequence of the social changes that have taken place so far in the elderly community in Padang City amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, where there is a shift (transformation) in the pattern of caring for the elderly their families should carry out. Why does it happen that there are extended family members in the people of Padang whose theoretically the pattern of social protection is in the form of a concentric circle, to the resilience of the elderly family in the city of Padang? Is this a consequence of social changes in the resilience of Minangkabau families and communities as expressed by previous researchers or is it more the desire of elderly individuals who can determine their actions. Family resilience is a matter of concern in this study amid the Covid-19 pandemic.