A solace to the elderly

The Rotary Cantonment organised their fourth edition of ‘Yogakshema’, a two-day event for senior citizens.

The event was a health awareness programme for the senior citizens and had stalls, services that were free of cost and more. The event also saw a number of young people volunteering for the cause.

Rotarian Shailendra Gupta, the past president of Rotary Cantonment said, “The idea is to reach out to the senior citizens who cannot go to a specialist. It is basically a single window thing, without any commercial intent. We had some of the established hospitals taking part in this programme.”  

Hoping there will be a tangible benefit to the senior citizens, Rotarian S
Sudhakar, a member of the organising committee of Yogakshema, said, “The exhibition showcased all the products and services focused on geriatrics. Whether it is the
hospitals doing the various kinds of tests or investigations, this programme talks about them in a nutshell.

In the past, we have received some good responses, so I hope even this year’s edition helped people.”  

On what made him a part of this, K Krishnamurthy, director, community service, said, “Today we see a lot of senior citizens taking care of themselves. And in order to be independent and take care of themselves, they need to be aware of certain things. The facilities and home care services are some of them. We felt the need and for the last three years, we have been engaging ourselves with this and the responses are
extremely good.”

He added, “Since the past years, I would say the participation is increasing, from stalls to the audience, there is a growth. Every year there is something new coming up.”

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