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.
After retirement I started knitting again. Knitting gives me a sense of freedom as I can knit whenever I want. Also it keeps me always busy. Sometimes my children scold me also as I get a backache if I knit for too long.
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.
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.
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.
BTG(Bridging the Gap) to BGT (Bringing Generations Together)… Summer 2015 @ Samvedna Activity Centre
This summer, BTG(Bridging the Gap) led to BGT (Bringing Generations Together) at the Samvedna Activity Centre. As kids were off from schools during the summer break, we tried to bring together the experiences of two generations on one platform. Various programs and activities such as a workshop on quilling, painting and art & craft, and World Environment Day celebrations were organized for the members.
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.
Every second Saturday of the month at Samvedna is reserved for our monthly Dementia Support Group meeting. This support group is for families of patients of Dementia and the objective is to share knowledge and information on Dementia and help families deal with the challenges associated with this illness.