In India approximately 7 crore people suffer from diabetes, as a country we are the second most diabetic country in the word. Therefore it was not a surprise when Dr. Satish Chawla suggested that he would like to do a talk on Diabetes and related ailments for our members. It was a simple and informative discussion explaining the symptoms, criteria and complications of diabetes. He recommended a diabetic diet and the importance of calorie intake in controlling diabetes.
Social isolation can often pose serious health threats to the senior population, and it’s more common than most people may think. It’s important to foster an environment where seniors can stay socially engaged as they get older.
Cards or any other board games are a good way to socialize and keep your mind active and alert. And when it comes to a game of bridge it’s a great way to stimulate your mind and socialize at the same time.
A workshop on “How to use smart phones” was held at our club recently for senior citizens. In a group of 20 people there were 6 different brands of smart phones with at least 8 different models. It was a challenge dealing with so many versions and features. Everyone had lots of questions and anxieties about their internet usage, settings and spam messages. There were all sorts of queries on apps, downloading /uploading, google maps, and battery usage.
We organized a Computer and Internet workshop at our new senior club Great Times by Samvedna yesterday. It was a two hour workshop on internet basics, email and Facebook. The workshop was attended by senior citizens from various localities of Gurgaon.
Death is inevitable but consoling a loved one who has lost his/her spouse becomes more difficult when the deceased is your parent. Helping and comforting your parent while going through your own loss can be very challenging at an emotional level.
We launched our new club Great Times in Sector 43, Gurgaon with the Gurgaon Senior League, an exciting event that brought together seniors from neighboring societies. The competitions, which included quizzing, singing, carom and fashion, saw the participants compete with great enthusiasm!