This project began in April 2017 with a survey of people who have achieved healthy longevity with the aim of preventing people from becoming bedridden and improving the health of local residents. The purpose of this survey was to contribute to the achievement of healthy longevity among older adults. We analyzed the current status of those who had achieved healthy longevity, aged 90 and over, living in Nonoichi City from qualitative and quantitative data. As a result, we have gradually been able to better understand the factors related to the achievement of healthy longevity, including (1) lifestyle history, (2) the assessment of cognitive functions, (3) frailty status, and (4) daily living functions. These results were published at several conferences in 2018 and 2019. Furthermore, we prepared a leaflet containing “four suggestions for living a long and healthy life,” which uses the results of previous surveys as evidence and promotes health promotion and care prevention activities for local community residents.
Part of the book: Contributions to the Local Community Through the University