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. “Probus Club … Read moreHumanitarian Award for Probus Club Of Chennai
There is an article in Wired about 23AndMe’s quest for Parkinson’s. 23AndMe, as you know is a company that is decoding the human genome in search for patterns to help us understand diseases. Parkinson’s is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects 1 million Americans. The biggest risk factor is age, but certain genetic mutations can … Read moreAre we any close to a cure for Parkinson’s?
I recently took my mother-in-law to Mumbai for a family wedding. While she can walk a bit, she finds standing for extended periods and walking long distances very painful, so I ordered wheelchair support for her at the time of check-in. The Indigo airlines people (MAA-BOM) were very kind and helpful. They came and found … Read moreWheelchairs and air travel
A strength-based approach rather than a deficit-based approach towards ageing could well have an empowered senior citizen stepping into a journey of a “well-being” experience. Strength is a capacity – a talent, ability, skills or multiple intelligences; whereas the deficits are the physical hurdles of old age that bring about various disabilities. Kalpana Goel from … Read moreTowards a strength-based approach to elderly care
A gentleman I met recently thought that generic drugs were the same as spurious drugs. I was shocked and explained what generic drugs meant. Thought I should put down the explanation here for the benefit of others who may be thinking along similar lines. A pharmaceutical company makes a medicine after years of research. It … Read moreUnderstanding generic medicine
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”. The 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 … Read more‘Jashn’ – India’s largest senior citizen sports, cultural festival
The first week of October is marked as Elders week and a lot of programs are conducted around the country to highlight the fact that there is an elderly segment of population still living in India. Pensioners Associations, senior citizens bureaus, Probus clubs, and several private organizations working in the senior citizens sector have been … Read moreElders week: Chennai Metro falls flat on Accessibility
India’s first accessibility audit failed to find a single public building or place that was completely accessible to people with disability! That the first accessibility audit has been conducted decades after Independence is in itself a telling fact. However, even this would not have happened except for PM Narendra Modi’s push for an accessible India. … Read moreElders week – Accessibility still out of reach