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!
Dust off the board games that are lying on the top of your cupboard and put them to use. Indoor games can be one of the best ways to keep seniors’ mind healthy and active. It offers a lot more than just entertainment.
Please have a look at the amazing health benefits of such activities, and maybe you can try some of the ideas that are given below:
We know how important it is to stay physically active, but are we aware of the importance of being socially active and its benefits, specially as we age? Social contact can be just as effective as exercise at improving our mood and quality of life. If we aren’t maintaining social interactions, we may be putting ourselves at risk for depression or even dementia.
The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is a very special one. You will mostly find that grandparents are kind and compassionate towards their grand children. They are good, and that is the main reason why grandchildren like them. While grandparents act as an authority figure and provide unconditional love, they also get to spoil their grandkids. But beyond that, grandparents also wield incredible influence.
Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change just because you have a few more grey hair.
Yoga can be one of the best ways to stay healthy and active. Undoubtedly yoga has innumerable health benefits for people over age of 60, from healthy bones to flexibility to anxiety relief.
City of residence: Gurgaon, Haryana
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How many times have you not even started something because you didn’t know the right way to do it? The beauty of creativity is that there is no definite right or wrong way of doing things.