Exercise in any form is great for a person, and dance is no exception. Through dance we experience freedom of emotion. Be it joy, remorse, contentment, anger or sadness, dance can be used to convey each of these expressions. It is a way to express the latent thoughts and feelings one has. It is also known to increase self-confidence and self-esteem. At a physiological level, is great for developing muscle strength, body coordination, enhancing balance and also for knowing one’s body in space. The best part about dancing is that it is never restricted by age! It is an art form that can be engaged by anyone and everyone. Believing in this mantra and the countless advantages it has, we organized a dance workshop conducted by a talented and enthusiastic dance instructor Mrs. Neera Anand.
The year-end festivities at our senior centre were celebrated with a wonderful Christmas party where everyone sang carols, danced and made merry. It was lovely to see our elderly members celebrate with so much energy and excitement. We shared fond memories of the year gone by and in true Christmas spirit everyone counted their blessings and were grateful for the good times of 2015.
2016 – A new beginning…
A new year, a new start and way to go…. With such beliefs the seniors at Samvedna are ready to open the book of fresh 365 days of yet another year. As beautifully expressed by one of our members, New Year is neither an end nor a beginning but it’s a great opportunity to fill the 365 days with happiness and add another glorious year to the timeline of their life. Read More
As a part of our monthly outing program, Samvedna Activity Centre members and staff decided to spread joy and love by visiting an old age home for the less privileged in Mehrauli, and celebrating the festival of lights with them.
We received a warm welcome by the residents of the home. Initially our hosts were a little reserved but with time they developed a comfort level with us and started participating in the activities we had planned. We exchanged stories, and sang and danced together.
September is World Alzheimer’s month. Our month long Alzheimer’s Awareness 2015 campaign (#WalkforAD2015) culminated on 20th September 2015 with a walk at Lodhi Garden. It was an action packed month with lots of awareness activities, and community interaction and sharing.
Our dementia support group is a forum for caregivers to connect, share and support in a secure environment. We interact, have expert talks and do fun activities at our meetings. If you want to know more, watch this short video on the support group.
Regardless of one’s age, everyone loves to have fun; and senior citizens with Dementia and Alzheimer’s are no exception. At the second Support Group meeting held on 11th July, the seniors were reminded of that fact that having a good laugh and sharing enjoyable activities can be a wonderful way to stay actively engaged in life.
In the series of regular monthly Doctor’s Visit & Talks, a very informative talk on Cataract & Diabetes, was held at our centre last week by Dr. Parul Sharma from Max Hospital, Gurgaon.
The doctor talked about Cataract, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Night Blindness and covered various important issues related to eye health. She stressed upon the importance of vitals like Blood Pressure and Sugar and their impact on eye diseases.
A Workshop on Healthy Ageing was held on 8th May at Samvedna Senior Citizens’ Activity Center, Sector-57, Sushant Lok Ph III, Gurgaon. The Workshop was conducted by Dr. Harshbir Rana, PhD. in Social Gerontology from Delhi University who has worked on the socio-cultural and psychological aspects of ageing.