Tuesday, 12 December 2017

An Event to Celebrate Active Living

On 9th December 2017 we celebrated Senior Express’s (www.seniorexpress.in) first anniversary with our well-wishers and contributors belonging to different generations.

On this occasion our founder Dr. Nidhi Mishra shared our one year journey with the group along with the upcoming projects. During last one year we focused on our mission of promoting active ageing and negating myths about ageing by sharing inspiring stories of people across India belonging to age group 60+ to 80+ years and are leading active life (http://seniorexpress.in/my-story/). We were also engaged in our mission of strengthening inter-generational bonding by encouraging people across different generations to write and share their views and ideas about different topics related to ageing on our forum (http://seniorexpress.in/forums-2/) and by conducting sessions on building inter-generational bonding and sensitizing the youth about issues related to old age. As Senior Express enters in its second year we are in the process of launching our two innovative projects focusing on our mission of promoting active ageing by highlighting the creative expressions of seniors and by building inter-generational bonding across different generations.

Later, we organised a semi formal discussion on concerns related to healthy living and ways to promote positive living with our contributors and collaborators, professionals and experts working in the area of Yoga & Meditation, Pranik Healing, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Training, Motivational Speaking, Health & Fitness, Information Technology, Digital Marketing, Performing & Visual Arts. It was a productive discussion where the group members shared their views and ideas related to the topic based on their personal and professional experiences.

On this occasion we designed a table calendar which is a small tribute to all our valued contributors who have shared their inspiring stories with us and have thus helped us in promoting active ageing in India. In the end of the session we felicitated some of our contributors who managed to attend the function by gifting them those calendar in which they are featured along with a brief write-up on them. One of our contributors Ms. Primla Hingorani, a 72+ marathon runner, came all the way from Mumbai to attend our programme in Pune. Mr. & Mrs. Gandhi from Pune who are not only a perfect example of active ageing but also an ideal couple and an inspiration for many were felicitated by our youngest team member Avni (2+ years). We missed the presence of Mr. Gandhi as he couldn’t attend the programme due to prior commitment. Mr. Bansal, a retired staff officer (Grade A) from Reserve Bank of India and a true poet at heart couldn’t attend the programme as he is travelling right now. In his absence his youngest son Ashish and daughter-in-law Mouli came to receive the calendar out of their love and respect for their father which was given by our mentor and well-wisher Mr. Ramesh Sood, who is a popular NLP training and a Happiness Coach.

Any anniversary celebration is incomplete without cake cutting so together we did that along with taking a pledge to build inter-generational bonding.

We missed all our contributors and well-wishers across India who were not able to attend the programme. We are very thankful to each of them for being a part of our journey and in helping Senior Express in realizing its potential. We pray for their good health and look forward to their active contribution in coming years.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A Session on Active Ageing

On 1st September 2017, Senior Express has conducted a session on Active Ageing for the senior residents of Tuscan Estate, Kharadi, Pune, India. The session was conducted both in English and Hindi by our Founder Dr. Nidhi Mishra, where she discussed the concept of Active Ageing through various exercises and shared certain tips for staying active and ageing gracefully and positively as one moves beyond 60s.

Here are few snapshots of the session.

Read more about the session: http://seniorexpress.in/forums/topic/a-session-on-active-ageing/

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A 70+ Scientist Promoting Yogic Practices for the Betterment of the Society

Sharing another inspiring story (via www.seniorexpress.in) of Mr. Amrendra Narayan Pandey, a 70+ Retired Senior Nuclear Scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India, who is on a mission to promote yogic practices for the betterment of the society.

Mr. Pandey is based in Hyderabad where he is actively running a project called “Spiritual Awareness Programme” (SAP) through which he is creating awareness on yogic practices, its importance in healthy living and its utility to the entire population of the world by exploring the themes of yoga from Ancient Indian Wisdom (AIW). Based on his  interest in AIW, spirituality and his background in technology he has developed a spiritual (vedantic) model in association with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anushandhana Sansthana (SVYASA), Bangalore for the welfare of the society.

Read more about him and his endeavours to promote yogic practices : http://seniorexpress.in/health-fitness/70-scientist-promoting-yogic-practices-betterment-society/

Monday, 21 August 2017

I Plan to Live for 100+ Years through My Active Lifestyle

Sharing another motivating story on Active Ageing via Senior Express (www.seniorexpress.in). This is Mr. Pednekar’s story, who is an 88 year old active and fit gentleman from Mumbai. Mr. Pednekar believes in the philosophy of simple living, high thinking and keeping oneself positive in all circumstances.

Based on his active lifestyle he defines an active and healthy senior citizen as the one who does regular yoga, takes simple and digestive food, spend quality time with younger generation and keeps himself and others happy in all circumstances.

Mr. Pednekar plans to live for 100+ years through his active and healthy lifestyle.Do read his story to know the secret behind his active and productive living — http://seniorexpress.in/health-fitness/plan-live-100-years/

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friends Forever

True friendship is an important determinant of healthy and happy living. On 6th August, on the occasion of  Friendship Day we shared an article to salute the bonding of two 80+ friends, Mr. Goel and Mr. Pandey  who are celebrating 50+ years of  their friendship. They believe that their bonding and love for each other has become stronger with time.

Read more about them and their eternal friendship- http://seniorexpress.in/forums/topic/happy-friendship-day/

Monday, 31 July 2017

Life Lessons from a 70+ Lawyer

Sharing a motivational story of a 70+ criminal lawyer who is leading an active life and is inspiring others with his life story. Do read his story and get inspired.

Life Lessons from a 70+ Lawyer: http://seniorexpress.in/legal/life-lessons-70-lawyer/

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A Session to Remember

Sharing a heartwarming article on Inter-generational bonding, written and shared by Ms. Anastasia Dedhia in memory of her client Mr. Phiroze Driver who passed away recently at the age of 94 years and who according to her was an epitome of positive and graceful ageing.

Ms. Anastasia Dedhia is based in Mumbai. She is the Founder of Mind Mantra and is a Clinical Psychologist, Elder Care Specialist and a practicing EFT Therapist.


“Darling, can I offer you a martini?” was the first thing I was asked when I met Mr. Phiroze Driver, a Parsi Gentleman living in Cuffe Parade; as I began my sessions with him in the early winters of 2013. The 11 a.m. Monday morning ‘Blues’ changed to beautiful ‘Pinks’.Uncle was 91 when I first met him as an Elder Care Specialist. The age where people usually wait for all to get over, uncle has something to look forward to, always!

To read the full article click here — http://seniorexpress.in/forums/topic/a-session-to-remember/

We at Senior Express (www.seniorexpress.in) believe that healthy inter-generational bonding is a must for positive living of all generations.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

My Father is My Greatest Role Model

Sharing an article on Inter-generational bonding via Senior Express (www.seniorexpress.in). This article is shared by Mr. Paras Nath, who is an internationally acclaimed flutist and a loving son. He has written this article in respect of his father Pandit Amar Nath who is 70+ and who is also a famous flutist from Banaras Gharana.

Mr. Paras mentioned “My father at every step and misstep in my life has given me guidance, light and perception not just on music but on life. He is my staunch ally and still manages to inspire and awe me in every aspect. This article is just a small way through which I can express how much grateful I am to have him. Nor any form of gratitude will be enough for all he has done.I look up to him whenever I need inspiration and motivation."

This post was originally published on Senior Express on the occasion of World Music Day -http://seniorexpress.in/forums/topic/my-father-is-my-greatest-role-model/

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Cyclic Meditation: A Key to Healthy Living

Sharing a video and article on 'Cyclic Meditation' via Senior Express (www.seniorexpress.in). In the video a senior couple, Mr. and Mrs. Pandey are illustrating the eight postures under cyclic meditation. They are actively propagating this technique for the healthy development of the society. They are a perfect example of active ageing.

The article and video were originally published on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Senior Express - http://seniorexpress.in/forums/topic/cyclic-meditation-a-secret-to-healthy-living/

Thursday, 22 June 2017

My Father My Superhero

Sharing a heart warming story via Senior Express (www.seniorexpress.in) written and shared by a daughter on 18th June as a Father's day gift for her 69 year old father who is not only a caring and loving father but also a perfect example of active and productive ageing.

In her words her dad Dr. Ashok Mishra, is a 69 year old General Physician (MBBS Doctor) based in Allahabad. For him his medical practise is not only a profession but also a means to do welfare service towards the disadvantaged section of the society. He has been treating patients since 1975 and for him his profession is an essential part of his life which keeps him physically, mentally and spiritually active.
Every day he travels 120 km by road to see his patients and listen to their problems, personal challenges and hardships. Some of his patients are from the economically weaker section of the society who come for free consultation. He treats them with full dedication and never shows any discrimination against them. He believes that this is a part of his professional social responsibility which instills in him a sense of self fulfillment.

Read More to know why he is a superhero for her - http://seniorexpress.in/health-fitness/my-dad-my-superhero/