World Elders’ Day: An Event to Celebrate Active Living

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    Senior Express
    October 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm #27321

    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.

    Collage for Active Ageing EventOur 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.

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