Keeping ourselves engaged and mentally stimulated is very important for our overall well being. It is specially important to consciously make an effort towards this as we age.
We at the Samvedna Senior Care Foundation conduct workshops and outings throughout the year to promote healthy and active aging. We get experts in their fields to conduct these workshops. In 2016 we organized over 40 workshops for close to 1000 senior citizens. Our workshops include -
Technology training - Introduction to computers, learning smart-phones, Facebook for seniors, Internet banking.
Health and fitness - Strength training, yoga, naturopathy, nutrition, doctors talks on heart health, diabetes, joint pain, cancer, sleep etc,
Recreation - Dance, Music (vocal), Ikebana, quizzing, parties and celebrations for Diwali, Christmas and New Years.
Outings - Movies, plays, Akshardhaam, Humayun's Tomb, picnics, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rail Museum etc.
Some events we organize on a yearly basis are Alzheimer's Awareness (around Alzheimer's Day) and a programme for Elder's Day (1st October).
Thank you so much for all the time you spent with Ma and for helping her at the doctor's office, coordinating with her doctor, and helping her get the medicines. I'm glad you two are bonding over shared conversation. - Piali Mukherjee
Your updates help a lot especially in a pattern with her mood changes. We took her to her doctor yesterday and he too recommended we keep her engaged and your sessions are helping a lot. - Ongmu
Good to hear mum is recalling a lot of memories that she was earlier unable to articulate. She seems much more self aware now as well. Thanks - Vijay Verghese