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.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Happy Janmashtami

Senior Express wishes everyone a very happy Shree Krishna Janmashtami. May lord Krishna bless everyone with good health and well-being.

On this occasion sharing a beautiful poem, written by our active contributor Mr. Bansal, a 70+ avid poet from Noida.

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Sunday, 26 August 2018

A Session on Promoting Elder Friendly Environment

It was a great honour for us as our founder Dr. Nidhi Mishra was again invited by the Salisbury Senior Citizens Club, Pune to conduct one more interesting session on topics related to Positive Ageing for their members.

Dr. Nidhi conducted an interactive session on Promoting Elder Friendly Environment for the club members. The purpose of the session was to create awareness on physical and psycho-social characteristics of elder friendly environment and ways to promote it.

She was happy to see the enthusiasm with which the club members actively participated in the session.

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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Meet the 71+ Avid Poet from Noida, India

Sharing another inspiring story on active ageing in India via Senior Express

This is a positive story of Mr. G.D. Bansal, 71+ avid poet from Noida who believes that life is all about keeping oneself positive and active.

Mr. Bansal is a true poet at heart. In his own words he says:
मैं एक कवि हूँ | मैं हमेशा से हिन्दी साहित्य का विद्यार्थी रहा हूँ , सो मेरी आरम्भ से ही हिन्दी में लेख लिखने , कविताएँ लिखने व वाद विवाद प्रतियोगिताओं में भाग लेने की रूचि रही है |
मैं दिल से एक कवि हूँ और लगभग 35 वर्षो से कविताएं लिख रहा हूँ | मैं अपनी कविताओं की प्रेरणा अपने चारो तरफ घटित होने वाली सामाजिक, सांस्कृतिक, राजनीतिक और पर्यावरण सम्बंधित बातों से लेता हूँ |
मुझे जहाँ भी अपनी कविता सुनाने का अवसर मिला है मैंने उसमे पुरे मन से भाग लिया है और कई बार पुरस्कृत भी हुआ हूँ |
At Senior Express we promote the talents and creativity of Seniors who are an example of active and productive ageing. Do read his full story and get inspired-

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Happy 72nd Indian Independence Day

Senior Express wishes all Indians a very Happy Independence Day. On this occasion, sharing a touching and thought provoking poem written by our very active contributor Mr. Bansal, a 71+ avid poet from Noida.

At Senior Express ( we believe that Independence means freedom to live a meaningful and active life with dignity.  We are working on this mission by highlighting the talents and creative expressions of our talented seniors like Mr. Bansal and thereby promoting active and productive ageing in India.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

A plantation drive by people across different generations

It was an amazing experience to watch the inauguration of the second plantation drive of Tuscan Society, Pune, which was done by the senior citizens of the society.

Along with planting a tree with my daughter, I witnessed a unique inter-generational activity where seniors and youngsters, especially kids actively participated in tree plantation drive and did something meaningful for the society. All in all, one Sunday morning well spent.

The bonding between juniors, seniors and mother  nature was a very unique experience. And also one of the best inter-generational activities I have seen so far.

We should encourage more such initiatives for enhancing intergenerational bonding and making our future generation more environmentally responsible citizens of the society.

Senior Express ( is an initiative to promote active ageing and inter-generational bonding in India. We consider it as our professional social responsibility to highlight and promote such endeavours for inspiring others to follow the same.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Role of Architecture in Promoting Active Ageing

Felt honoured to be invited as a Trainer for the Training program organised by Dr. D.Y. Patil School of Architecture, Pune, for the faculty members of various architecture colleges across India.

This was a unique interdisciplinary training program focusing on the role of Architecture in promoting Active Ageing.

The 2 sessions which I took were focussed on:
1. Environmental Gerontology & Architecture
2. Promoting Ageing in Place & Elder Friendly Environment

Was encouraging to see the active participation and keen interest shown by the participants during the sessions and group exercises.

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Age Defying Role Model

Sharing another inspiring story via Senior Express on Active Ageing in India. This is the story of Mr. Shivnandan Ramrao Rao,  an 86 year young and enthusiastic professional from Thane, Maharashtra.

Do read his fitness mantra in his own words  

My day begins at 6 am sharp. The first thing I do is Pranayam followed by Yoga every day. I have also been doing Jala Neti for 30 years which helps keeps my sinus clear, no headaches and mental stress as it benefits us by removing the excess heat out of our brain. 
My house is at 3rd floor and I need to climb at least 3 to 4 times a day. We do not have a lift. Every morning I go for a walk of 3 km. I prefer to walk as it is faster in the traffic and it helps me keep active. Besides exercising I feel a good and balanced diet is very essential for anyone to keep fit. 
I have been suffering from Diabetes since 1976 but due to exercise and controlled diet and leading a disciplined routine, I have been able to keep my sugar level under control. I feel that to lead a Healthy and Active life one must eat everything in moderation, exercise regularly, think positive and must go for regular health checkups. 
When I retired at the age of 61 from Colour Chem, I had thought of continuing to work for few more years. But didn’t realised that I would be working even today at the age of 86. I will continue to do so as long as my health permits and I can travel alone. My consultancy work also requires travel outside Mumbai 4 to 5 days in a month. 
My wife passed away in March 2012 and since then I live alone at Thane. Both my daughters wanted me to come and live with them but since my health permits and all my friends, my bank related work etc is all based in Thane I decided to continue living here. Living alone means maintaining the house which is a full time job. I am enjoying this new role though I do miss my wife and other family members. 
I am a very social person and have lots of friends and most of my friends have been there with me in all stages of my life. I still meet my school, college and Colour Chem friends and often go out for picnics with them. 
Earlier I was not very fond of the new technology maybe because I thought I would not be able to cope with it but since the time I have been using the smart phone, I have been able to keep in touch with family and friends through WhatsApp. I surf the internet for interesting news articles, and work related material. All this keeps me socially and mentally active.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018