Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. They assemble with a sense of belonging, sharing, coping strategies and to feel empowered.
A support group meeting for senior citizens is held on the third Wednesday of every month at Jaslok Hospital on the 3rd floor auditorium from 4 to 5.30 pm. Any senior citizen can attend this meeting. Of course care-givers are most welcome. Entry is free for all.
We discuss medical issues, social issues and any other issues that are important for seniors. We encourage them to share their experiences of aging which could be motivating for other seniors. We also provide a platform for seniors to showcase their special skills, talents and potential! We would like the support group to be a gathering where seniors can connect with other seniors. We want this to be a place where they can unwind, share and feel rejuvenated!!
Details of Support Group Meetings
1st Support Group Meeting - 19th December 2018
These support group meetings began in December 2018. Dr. Delima started the meeting with her vision of having a Geriatric Medicine Department and a support group, especially for seniors.
Ms. Amruta spoke about research which has been done on Successful Ageing. The participants shared their own experiences regarding successful ageing and keeping themselves mentally and physically fit.
Dr. Prem explained the concept of Graceful Living and the roles of Jaslok and Tulsi Trust.
2nd Support Group Meeting - 16th January 2019
Adding life to years, not just years to life An interactive session about ageing well Come participate and contribute by sharing your experiences along with fellowship and enjoyment. You are welcome if you are 60 years and older or a caregiver to an older person.
Dr. Prem spoke about winter tips for the elderly and Ms. Amruta spoke about myths related to ageing with the help of examples. Dr. Pratha demonstrated exercises especially for the elderly and gave some tips. The attendees participated enthusiastically and also demonstrated some exercises too.