Ageing and changing dynamics of friendship

ID 4“Count your age by friends, not years” – John Lennon

Studies have suggested that friendships contribute to social, emotional, physical health and longevity of a person, possibly because friendship and happiness are integrally linked to/ associated with each other. Informal social activities are inherent in promoting well-being in old age, irrespective of whether they are performed with friends or family members.

Tambola fundraiser for Alzheimer’s awareness by Samvedna Senior Care Foundation

IMG_2628On Friday, 4th of August, Samvedna Senior Care Foundation organized a

Tambola fund raiser game for “Alzheimer awareness among underprivileged elderly.”

It was an enjoyable event for all, while raising funds for a good cause. We started the evening with some songs to bring in cheer and excitement amongst the participants. Prizes were set for first, second and third line and two houses.

Our first smart phones workshop at an SCA in Delhi, in collaboration with Helpage India

IMG_0554Samvedna Senior Care Team along with Helpage India conducted a smart phones workshop for the Senior Citizens Association of an apartment block in Rohini Sector 13, New Delhi. Our team taught seniors online payment transactions, WhatsApp and Facebook and answered their queries about these topics. The program started at 11:30 am with a brief introduction about Helpage and Samvedna Senior Care.

Doll Therapy for dementia: Laali – my mom’s new friend

IMG_2802Written by Mr Biren Yadav, who has retired from Indian Army. He shares his journey as a dementia caregiver to his mother and how doll therapy has given her a new lease of life.

Mataji (my octogenarian mother) was diagnosed with dementia, an irreversible and terminal brain disease, about 3 years back. She had been showing symptoms since at least last 5 years, but we failed to notice them due to our ignorance about the disease.

70th Independence Day celebrations at Great Times Club Gurgaon

2017-08-14-PHOTO-00000017India’s 70th Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Samvedna Senior Care Foundation’s Senior Centre in Gurgaon. Members and staff were dressed in national flag colours and it was a pleasant mix of orange, white and green signifying peace, valour and prosperity. Members shared their most memorable independence day from their past. While some of them had painful memories of the partition there were others who recalled the excitement of the day, they had experienced as young   citizens of a new India in 1947. It was interesting to note that many of our members were born post-independence !