Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Happy Children's Day to the Child Inside Us

Today on the occasion of Children’s Day sharing a beautiful collection of poems written and shared by our very active and talented contributor Mr. G. D. Bansal. Mr. Bansal is an ardent poet and a proud grandfather of four loving and caring grandchildren.




Team Senior Express wishes all children who are making our world beautiful through their innocence and love a very happy children’s day. We wish the same to all those seniors who never let the child in them ever grow old, which is the secret to their healthy living.



Originally published at www.seniorexpress.in

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Happy Diwali

Team Senior Express wishes everyone a very happy and prosperous Diwali. May this Diwali enlighten our mind, heart and soul.


Monday, 5 November 2018

World Elders’ Day: An Event to Celebrate Active Living

The World Elders’ Day Event which was organised by Senior Express in collaboration with Sangam Sarvajanik Sewa Samiti at Annasaheb Behere Old Age Home in Pune on 1st October, 2018 was one of its kind event to celebrate Active Living. Many of our well wishers wanted us to share details about the event, so sharing information about various performances and activities by seniors which were highlighting the theme of active living.


Our inauguration was very special not because of the guests but because of the host, our special host was Mr. Gole, Founder of Annasaheb Behere Old Age Home and a 95 year young active senior who came all the way from Mumbai to attend this event and to motivate other seniors to lead an active life. He is a perfect example of active and productive ageing.

Team Senior Express was happy to see that after some motivation from our end many residents of Annasaheb Behere Old Age Home took keen interest in helping us in organizing the event and showcasing their talents in the event. We are very thankful to Ms. Vartak, Ms. Kalindi, Ms. Anita, Ms. Ajita, Ms. Limya and Mr. Deshmukh for their active participation in the event. This not only helped us in organizing the event well but also fulfilled our objective of showcasing seniors as contributors and not just mere recipient of support and care.

Along with the residents of old age home, members of various other senior groups also gave wonderful performances and actively participated in the event. Like the magic show by a senior magician from Viman Nagar Senior Citizens Association was thoroughly enjoyed by the school children who attended the event. Similarly, the themed Antakshari by Mrs. Dalvi, a yoga teacher and a music lover was enjoyed by people of all ages. Everyone got mesmerised by the amazing musical performance by the three talented members Dr. Iyer, Mr. Venkatesh and Brigadier Upadhyay of a Pune based musical group “Raag Rang”. This group has 22 members who are mostly 60+ and are passionate about music.

Team Senior Express was delighted to see the enthusiasm and active participation of the seniors. This event was a small step from our end towards promotion of active and productive ageing in India.

Originally published at www.seniorexpress.in

Friday, 2 November 2018

World Elders’ Day Event: An Occasion to Build Intergenerational Bonding

Senior Express organised an unique inter-generational event on the occasion of World Elders Day on 1st October, 2018 in Pune.



More than 100 school, college students and young professionals from Pune attended the event and gave wonderful performances to entertain seniors.  Their performances were of varied types, like there were dance performances on nursery rhymes by toddlers, group dancing and singing by students of various schools, skit by college students and a special dance performance on women empowerment  by the young  female staff of old age home. In addition to this we also organised a drawing competition for school kids where they had to draw their feelings for their grandparents or any other significant elderly person.  Team Senior Express was amazed to see the beautiful pieces of art created by the students in respect and love for their grandparents.

We are very thankful to the Nandanik Group for their mesmerising dance performances in the event.  Nandanik Group is a socio-cultural organization started by the Bengali community in Pune to take up their socio- cultural activities on a common platform and also to work together for the welfare of the society. Their members of all age groups who are mostly professionals working in varied fields gave a wonderful dance performance on the theme of intergenerational bonding. Not only this, they also encouraged and trained some residents of Annasaheb Behere Old Age Home to perform with them.

Team Senior Express was very happy to see the way in which this event contributed in building the intergenerational bonding among people across different generations. This was a small step from our end towards strengthening intergenerational bonding among people of different age groups which we feel is an essential step towards promotion of active and productive ageing in India.

Originally published at www.seniorexpress.in

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Happy Maha Navami

On behalf of my initiative Senior Express, I wish everyone a very happy Maha Navami . On this pious day, lets take a pledge to respect the Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati in each woman in our society and make this world a better place to live.


On this occasion, we felt like sharing a thought provoking poem on the condition of women in our society which is written and shared by our active contributor Mr. Bansal, a 70+ avid poet from Noida.




Originally published at www.seniorexpress.in

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Press Coverage of Elders’ Day Event

Team Senior Express is happy to share that our World Elders’ Day Event celebration which we had organised in collaboration with Sangam Sarvajanik Sewa Samiti Pune, has got a coverage in prominent Marathi newspapers. Attached are the newspaper clippings.






We are glad that media is also showing keen interest in publishing news related to active ageing and inter-generational bonding which have an important role to play in the development of our society.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

World Elders' Day Event, 2018

On 1st October, 2018, to mark the World Elders’ Day, Senior Express in collaboration with Sangam Sarvajanik Sewa Samiti, Pune organised a one day event bringing together the themes of active ageing and inter-generational bonding.



Around 400 seniors, youth and school children came together in this day long celebration and participated with great vigour and excitement. People across generations gave wonderful performances. Each performance was unique and amazing in its own way.

On special demand by those who couldn’t attend it and our well wishers spread across the country, Senior Express team has decided to share videos, photographs and information on each of the programs over a span of this month, so that everyone can get a flavour of it.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

A Session on Creating Awareness on Alzheimer’s


On World Alzheimer’s Day i.e. on 21st September, 2018, Senior Express conducted an awareness session on Dementia and Alzheimer’s for the residents of Behere Old Age Home in Pune.



The session was conducted by our Founder Dr. Nidhi Mishra ( a Social Gerontologist and Psychologist) who along with giving a talk on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, made the residents play some simple brain games in groups which they can play in their day to day life too for keeping themselves mentally fit and active.

According to Dr. Nidhi, mental stimulation through brain games is a must for maintaining mental fitness at any age, especially post 60.

Originally published at: http://seniorexpress.in/forums/topic/a-session-on-alzheimers/

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Senior Express wishes everyone a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. May Lord Ganesha bring good health and lots of happiness in our life and bless us with an active and healthy life.

On this occasion, sharing beautiful images of Lord Ganesha, which is created by our dear friend Mrs. Meenakshi Gandhi, a 60+ creative artist from Pune.



Ganpati Bappa Morya!

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Happy Teachers' Day

Senior Express wishes all teachers a very Happy Teachers’ Day.

On this occasion sharing interesting information about famous mentors/teachers in India (and Indian mythology). This information is compiled by our contributor Mr. Bansal, a 70+ active senior from Noida.