Activities for Seniors who have physical or cognitive limitations – Pallanguzhi

There are activities and fun board games for older adults even if they have physical or cognitive limitations like arthritis or early stages of dementia. It’s more about spending time together, enjoying it and being a part of an activity. Pallanguzhi (also known as a Cup and Coin Game, Vamanaguntalu, Mancala, Olinda Kaluja, Aliguli Mane, … Read moreActivities for Seniors who have physical or cognitive limitations – Pallanguzhi

7 Ways to Help the Elderly Recover from Surgery

Going through a surgery can be tough on anyone, but for older adults, it is even more difficult. This is because seniors are at a higher risk of complications during and after surgery.  So, it’s important that seniors get proper post-surgery care. The potential issues facing elderly patients are generally age related and they heal … Read more7 Ways to Help the Elderly Recover from Surgery

Smart & Happy Elders’ Lounge 

A unique venture to put smiles on the face of senior citizens of the city has been opened at 68, Royapettah High Road near Swagath Hotel. The Ground Floor lounge boasts of air conditioned comfort, colourful ambience, respectful assistants and connectivity to the four corners of the metropolis. Once inside, the seniors can relax and rejoice with board games, TV, music, magazines and books. … Read moreSmart & Happy Elders’ Lounge 

Top 5 constraints voiced by NRIs with ageing parents after a health setback

There are many constraints commonly voiced by NRIs when they are discussing ways to take care of their ageing parents back in India, especially after some medical event has made their parents less independent than before. Many of these constraints do not take into consideration ground realities and what is best for their parents.  This … Read moreTop 5 constraints voiced by NRIs with ageing parents after a health setback

The NRI and their ageing parents.

Every week we get calls from around the world asking us the same question. “Can you recommend someone who would look after our ageing parents back in India?”. Unfortunately, in most cases the short answer is “no”. While India may be the head quarters of outsourced services for the software and back-office industries, we are … Read moreThe NRI and their ageing parents.

The importance of (not) sitting

I read an article recently where it states that sitting for long periods is the new smoking. Till recently, say till about 2 generations ago, people were more actively involved in manual work involving standing, walking and running. However, with more work moving to the desk, we are finding most people spending at least 9 … Read moreThe importance of (not) sitting

This is what happened to me when my parents moved in

Joy, frustration, irritation, adjustment, finally happiness! Getting your parents to move in with you is a tough proposition. When they finally agree to move in, it requires a change in the mindset of everyone. The initial euphoria on both sides slowly moves through difficult periods of adjustment leading both sides to question the decision. But … Read moreThis is what happened to me when my parents moved in

Care giving guide for first timers

Guide For First Timers Caregiving is not easy but it’s probably one of the most complicated roles you’ll ever play but you do get the satisfaction of helping someone. Most caregivers experience mixed emotions as they have very little control over what happens and often experience feelings of resentment and frustration about the loss of … Read moreCare giving guide for first timers