Sunshine Society, an NGO for Children and senior citizens, held a free medical camp for Senior Citizens in collaboration with Sahyog Foundation of Oxigen. Doctor S.K. Puri, a doctor and a member of the senior citizen forum provided his services free of cost to all the participants of the medical camp.
About 80 senior citizens came and availed the facility of the camp which had various checkups lined up like BP measurement and general physician advice followed by Sugar testing and full eye and dental checkups. The dietician really helped senior citizens in planning their meals and diets according to their requirements.
Later, in the evening, a cultural programme was organized at Meghdootam Park. Wherein senior citizens of F block societies like Alok Vihar I & II, Windsor Greens, Amarpali Eden, Overseas Apartments, Mahagun Maestro, Shubhkamna, etc participated.
Led by Amanpreet Kaur of Mahagun Maestro, the senior citizens performed brilliantly to Bollywood old & New songs mix up. A puppet dance was also performed by the same group.
Parvinder Singh, member Sunshine Society and Yugal regaled the audience with the ice breakers and a happiness collage team game..
It was a show that brought out the Senior Citizens out of their cocoons and shed all inhibitions. They felt happy performing and rehearsing. It was indeed a nice sight seeing elderly ladies getting dressed for the performance.
The energy, enthusiasm and the spirit of coming together, the practice schedule, the preparations, the dress selection and stitching and interacting with each other was so visible amongst the participants that we realized the importance of sharing tasks and working towards a cause together.
Amanpreet as the director of the show, was so effortless and now all the participants are her friends. A salute to her dedication and commitment.
Of course, the act of encouraging our loved ones’ happiness and social interaction should happen throughout the year, not just on Senior Citizens Day. There’s always a time to make them feel special, and there are a lot of different ways to reap the benefits of connecting with seniors, from simple day-to-day check-ins to intergenerational family activities.
The day was successfully celebrated with this aim.