Humanitarian Award for Probus Club Of Chennai

The Probus Club of Chennai received the Humanitarian Award from the Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya Samithi in recognition of  the yeoman service that they did during the floods in Chennai in the year 2015.  The award was presented by Hon’ble  Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu and received by Probian President RT Namasivayam.
Award to probus by VP
“Probus Club of Chennai,apart from fellowship among members,undertake projects for the benefit of the society.
During the floods in Chennai in the year 2015, the club collected contributions from members and donated the following.
1.1000 saris to slum dwellers in Mylapore.
2.Rs.70000 to Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya Samithi, T.Nagar for purchase of machinery.
3.Rs.70000 to M P Aanandh Matriculation HSS for purchase of computers.
4.Rs.45000 to a NGO to construct a thatched house in a village in Cuddalore District.
5.Blankets to an old age home and an orphanage in Nanmangalam.
6.Free medical check up to senior citizens in Mylapore.
Apart from the above,Probus Club has revamped toilet facilities in Gopalapuram Boys’ HSS.
This Humanitarian Award from Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya Samithi.The foundation for this school was laid by Mahatma Gandhiji.”

‘Jashn’ – India’s largest senior citizen sports, cultural festival

India’s Largest Senior Citizen Sports and Cultural festival – JASHN 2016, will kick off on Saturday 15th – October in Lavasa with an underline theme of “High on Life”.

Ashiana-Jashn-2015-Inter-Senior-Citizen-Games-7The two day event will witness participation of seniors from Ashiana’s five senior living communities namely Utsav Bhiwadi, Nirmay Bhiwadi, Utsav Jaipur, Shubham Chennai and Utsav Lavasa.

One of its kind events in India, Jashn will act as a dais for a whooping over 600 senior citizens’ aged 55-85 participating this year.

The sports competitions, cultural and creative activities will take place at the activity centre of Utsav Lavasa. The sports competition will include Table Tennis, Badminton, Carom, chess and walking competition.

And the cultural competitions will include singing, dancing and much more. Besides creative competitions such as Salad making and Rangoli making will also be there. To keep up with the fun momentum, a glittering ramp show will also be organized where senior citizen will walk the ramp. The panel of judges would comprise of teachers/principals from nearby schools. The event will close on Sunday, October 16 with an awards ceremony.

“The zeal and enthusiasm witnessed in last two Jashn 2014 was one of its kinds and in Jashn 2015 it got even better. It’s so much fun to watch senior citizens performing; participating having fun and creating so much energy that it could put many college fests to shame. It’s the energy and participation of the senior’s which as a group keeps us motivated and organizes it every year.” says Ankur Gupta, Managing Director, Ashiana Housing Ltd.

“For those where everything is black and white, adrenaline rush at any age is exciting! Now is the time to do the things you love. I am very excited and looking forward for the two day event as I am certain the third edition like the last two will take excitement fervor to the hilt,” said Amita Shaw, Resident, Ashiana Utsav Bhiwadi and one of the participants.

Never too old to play

As you may know the week of Aug 22nd to August 28th is Madras Week.
As part of the celebrations, a lot of activities will take place around Chennai during the week.

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Old is Gold Store, along with Kreeda Games is arranging an event called “Never too old to play”, an evening of traditional Indian games such as pallanguzhi andAadu puli aatam with the aim to help senior citizens in our beautiful city to relive their childhood.
Kindly convey this to your members and friends so they can register for the event at a location convenient to them.  Entry is free.
Schedule:
 Semmenchery OMR:
Date : Aug 22nd Monday.
Time: 3PM – 7 PM.
Venue: Old is Gold Store, Opposite Kohinoor Asiana, Semmenchery OMR, chennai.
Indira Nagar, Adyar
Date : Aug 24th Wednesday.
Time: 3PM – 7 PM.
Venue: Old is Gold Store, No. 53, 1st Main Road, Indira Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 20.
Anna Nagar
Date : Aug 26th Friday.
Time: 3PM – 7 PM.
Venue: Old is Gold Store, AH-247, 1st Street, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600040.
To register please call 96770 03424.

Workshop on Incontinence

The management of Old is Gold Store; Prithvi, Jaya and Sanjay felt the need to address the long neglected topic of understanding and managing incontinence (bladder weakness) among the senior citizens of our community. This led to the idea of organizing a workshop on incontinence for the benefit of elders and medical professionals. In January 2016, they organized a free workshop for senior citizens called “Bladder weakness (incontinence) – coping with ageing issues”.

“I believe a lot of elders are embarrassed to talk about incontinence, leave alone actively  try and find a solution. By avoiding and neglecting this issue, the caregivers’ burden grows and their loved one suffers,” Prithvi said.

“We want to help elders understand and cope with incontinence with some of our products designed to provide comfort and relief,” Sanjay said.

This workshop addressed incontinence issues and solutions and was sponsored by M/s. Bella Premier Happy Hygienecare Pvt. Ltd, the makers of Seni Brand of Adult Diapers. The workshop was held on Thursday, Jan. 07 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Natesan Institute of Co-operative Management (NICM), Anna Nagar.

The key speakers were Dr. Kalaivani Ramalingam MBBS,DGO, MRCOG, CCT(UK), Consultant Urogynaecologist, Chennai Urology Clinic, Apollo Hospitals who spoke about “Incontinence – understanding the change” and Mr. Jerzy Jusiega (Seni, Poland) who spoke about “Incontinence – management: the easy hygienic way”.

Jayashree - Director, Old is Gold Store

Ms.Jayashree – Director, Old is Gold Store, welcoming the guests.

Ms.Jayashree, Director, Old is Gold Store welcomed the packed audience and introduced both the speakers. She also outlined the vision behind Old is Gold Store and the need to address issues involved with Geriatric Care.

 Dr. Kalaivani Ramalingam MBBS,DGO, MRCOG, CCT(UK), Consultant Urogynaecologist, Chennai Urology Clinic, Apollo Hospitals who spoke about “Incontinence – understanding the change”

Dr. Kalaivani Ramalingam , spoke about “Incontinence – understanding the change”

Dr.Kalaivani’s presentation highlighted the problems faced by elders, both male and female. The presentation with accompanying slides was explained in layman’s terms in both English and Tamil for the benefit of the audience. The presentation lasted about 30 minutes and was followed by a Q&A session. Dr. Kalaivani Ramalingam answered all the questions put to her by the audience with patience and clarity. This was well received by the audience who were happy to have their questions clarified.

Participants at the workshop

Participants at the workshop

View Dr.Kalaivani’s presentation on YouTube

 

Mr. Jerzy Jusiega SENI, Poland demonstrates the use of incontinence support products.

Mr. Jerzy Jusiega SENI, Poland demonstrates the use of incontinence support products.

The next presentation was by Mr. Jerzy Jusiega (SENI Adult Diapers, Poland) who spoke about “Incontinence – management: the easy hygienic way”. Mr. Jerzy Jusiega highlighted various incontinence products developed by SENI, Poland. He stressed the need to choose the right diaper and demonstrated how to take measurements. He also gave information on the latest technology used by SENI to manufacture the best incontinence support products.

Anitha Paramasivam

‘Andha Naal’ a retro quiz conducted by Dr Anitha Paramasivam

There was a 15 minute snack and coffee break followed by the much awaited ‘Andha Naal’ a retro quiz conducted by Dr Anitha Paramasivam. This quiz was open to senior citizens and medical professionals. Dr. Anitha was a charming and a witty hostess and was easily able to carry the audience with her. The participants enjoyed themselves and answered eagerly to all the questions. Those who gave the correct answers were rewarded with a discount voucher from Old is Gold Store.

Mr.Prithviraj - Director, Old is Gold store giving a discount voucher during the retro quiz show

Mr.Prithviraj – Director, Old is Gold store giving a discount voucher during the retro quiz show

Mr. Sanjay Dattatri, Director - Old is Gold Store.

Mr. Sanjay Dattatri, Director – Old is Gold Store, giving the vote of thanks.

The workshop ended with a vote of thanks by Mr. Sanjay Dattatri, Director – Old is Gold Store.

Elders day round-up

A lot of activities are being planned by various organizations during the first week of October in view of the Elders’ day.

One such event is a Geriatric Screening camp.  Other than the Pneumonia vaccination, everything else is free.  Please avail of this offer if you are in the area.Jayam Home 10x2

Jashan – An event for senior citizens

jashn-invite_insideBhiwadi – NCR township on NH 8 is all set to host 2 days senior citizen sports and culture activities. ‘Jashan’ as the event titled, is a unique initiative by Active senior living a retirement housing venture of Ashiana Housing Limited. The 2 days extravaganza on will take place on Sep27- 28, 2014 will witness participation of over 500 Senior citizens from Jaipur and Lavasa retirement communities. Some of the key sports activities being took place during ‘Jashan’ will be table tennis tournaments, badminton, chess, a mini marathon besides sports activities there are competitions like flower arrangements, salad making singing, dancing. On the second a glittering ramp show, showcasing the theme of Bride & Groom will be organised where senior citizen will walk the ramp.

Commenting on this unique initiative of Ashiana Housing, Ms Amita Shaw, a resident as well as the coordinator for the event say’s, “A life spent working hard to make a living, caring, protecting and nurturing children: senior citizens have given it all. Ashiana Housing Ltd dig out some precious moments for senior citizens to rejoice golden years of their lives by announcing two day extravaganza “Jashan”

The event holds some special activities to make two days the most memorable in the lives of senior citizens. This occasion will give them a reason to unite and cherish and will leave a delightful impression on the hearts of senior citizens. ‘Jashan’ will provide them a perfect platform to share their experiences and memorable moments of post retirement life.

Welcoming the occasion, Mr Vishal Gupta, Managing Director, Ashiana Housing Ltd says, “We are happy to see the excitement and the dedication of our residents for this event. We look forward to this annual event.”

The two days extravaganza will take place at Utsav Bhiwadi on Sep 27-28, 2014.

Legal support for Seniors – Free from Dignity Foundation

Dignity Foundation Chennai Chapter is launching their “Legal Clinic” at Dignity Foundation Office on August 13th.
dignity_foundationThe idea behind “Legal Clinic” is to offer senior citizens trusted information and advice on legal issues and clear doubts that they might have. The Helpline Team at Dignity will first hear the case and depending on the issue will fix an appointment with the concerned lawyer who will meet the person and offer legal advice and the course of action to be taken at our office.This service is free. Our Helpline Team will then follow up with the senior on any procedures and help in resolving the issue. So the senior can rest assured that Dignity Helpline will be with them throughout and that they are in safe hands.
The lawyers in the panel include
Mr.Raza Narayanan
Mr.Lakshmikanthan
Mr.Kandaswamy and
Mr.Sunderajan
Please do let your friends and family know so that this information reaches out to more people.

Dignity Literary Event

The Chennai Chapter of Dignity Foundation, a non-profit organisation working for senior citizens (above 50), is organising the ‘Dignity Literary Event’ on June 14 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The event will provide an opportunity to showcase their talents – poetry rendition, skit, music or any other form of creative expression. Anitha Ratnam, Ashoka Mithran, Kamali Sripal and Rajan are expected to provide guidance to the participants. Venue: Utsava Hall, 38/51, 2nd Main Road, Raja Annamalaipuram (next to Billroth Hospital). For details, call 24330363 or 42316566.