Family conflicts leave us feeling angry, hurt, sad, rejected and often helpless. This gives rise to the common response of avoiding conflicts. We often find ourselves giving or being given the advice to stay calm, adjust and not fight, not argue, not create a source of tension. This comes from the seemingly obvious assumption that conflicts are bad and the fewer conflicts we have with people, especially family, the better it is for our relationship.
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.
Celebrating Age Exposition at PHD House, New Delhi – September 2015 – Preparing for the Third Inning!
Samvedna Senior Care participated in an ageing exposition organized by Vision India in the month of September. The exposition was a two day event where various organizations got together and show cased their services and products for seniors.
A workshop on stress management was organized by our counselors at our Senior Activity Centre. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the members to simple techniques to help manage stress. The care givers presented some relaxation techniques like chanting, deep breathing and physical exercises. The members also shared how they try to relieve their stress. While one of the members liked to talk it out, another takes long walks and a third one liked to divert her mind into some other activity. At the end of the workshop an activity was conducted in which participants were given real life stress invoking situation and were asked how they will react in that situation. The workshop was well received and members learnt to be aware of their stress levels and to manage stress.
A workshop titled “Communication and Relationship” was held at Samvedna Senior Activity Centre. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the importance of healthy communication in order to build harmonious relationships. ‘Communication’ and ‘Relationship’ are the building blocks of a social life and both are inter-connected.
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.
Today our members attended the first session on blogging. Wonderful experience for all. Sunita Biddu thanks for this great initiative! The participants thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it was a first for most of them.