Wednesday, 16 January 2019

An Inspiring Story of a Home Maker who is an Example of Active Ageing

Sharing a positive story of 62 years old Mrs. Surekha Laddha, a homemaker from Amravati whose life revolves around her family and the social work which she does for the underprivileged people in her area. She strongly believes that life is all about being happy and spreading happiness around.



Do read her full story and get inspired : https://bit.ly/2RtItzU

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

Team Senior Express wishes you a very Happy and Healthy New Year 2019.



On this occasion sharing a beautiful poem, written and shared by our active contributor Mr. Bansal for all our friends and well wishers.


Friday, 28 December 2018

Intergenerational Bonding for Ageing with Dignity

We are happy to share that our founder Dr. Nidhi Mishra was recently invited as a Resource Person in a Sensitisation Programme on Inter-generational Bonding for the students of Kaveri College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Pune. The programme was organised by the Janaseva Foundation, which has been granted the status of Regional Resource & Training Centre by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.



Dr. Nidhi conducted an interactive session with the students on the topic “Intergenerational Bonding for Ageing with Dignity”, which was followed by some group and individual exercises which she designed mainly to sensitise students about ageing related issues and concerns. She was very happy to see the enthusiasm with which the students participated in the exercise.

This session was a small step from Dr. Nidhi and Senior Express towards bursting the myths related to ageing among the students and thereby building intergenerational bonding and promoting Ageing with Dignity in our society.

Read More: http://seniorexpress.in/forums/topic/intergenerational-bonding-promoting-ageing-dignity/

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

Senior Express wishes everyone Merry Christmas!

Christmas is the festival to celebrate life, happiness and to cherish the beautiful relations which we have in our life, especially with our elders.


Saturday, 1 December 2018

97 and Still Rocking!

Sharing an inspiring story of 97 year old Mr. P.M. Daniel from Mumbai, who is full of life and energy.



His story is written and shared by his granddaughter Ms. Smita Vahadane, 30 year old adventurous spirit who currently lives in New York and works for a leading TV channel.

Smita shares a very special bond with her grandfather, whom she fondly calls 'Dadu'. She is full of admiration for him which is very much evident in the story written by her. Their relationship is one of the best examples of inter-generational bonding.

Read full story: http://seniorexpress.in/health-fitness/97-still-rocking/

Monday, 26 November 2018

A Session on Ageing Gracefully

It was a great honour for us as our Founder, Dr. Nidhi Mishra (Gerontologist) was recently invited by “Shehjaar Homes for Senior Citizens” to conduct a session for its members on Ageing Gracefully.



Shehjaar Homes is a Not- for- Profit initiative which was started in Pune in 2009 by a group of seniors who belong to Kashmir. Its main objective is to promote health, wellbeing, welfare and dignity of senior citizens (60+ years) belonging to different communities and living in both rural and urban areas.


Dr. Nidhi conducted an extensive interactive session with the members, where along with explaining the concept of Active, Healthy, Productive and Graceful Ageing, she gave some important tips for ageing gracefully. In addition to this, she played some brain games with the members which according to her has an essential role to play in the promotion of mental fitness and overall health, especially in old age.

Originally published at www.seniorexpress.in

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