A Gerontologist, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and a passion to work for Senior Citizens. Have recently launched my dream project. Through this page I would like to share views, experiences and researches in the area of Psycho-Social Gerontology with special emphasis on healthy and productive ageing.
Today on International Yoga Day, Senior Express wishes everyone a very healthy and fit life ahead.
On this occasion, we would like to thank our active contributor Mr. Amrendra Narayan Pandey, a 72+ Retired Senior Nuclear Scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, who is actively running a project in Hyderabad, called “Spiritual Awareness Programme” (SAP) through which he is creating awareness on yogic practices, its importance in healthy living and its utility in the promotion of welfare of society.
Mr. Pandey strongly believes that “Yoga and Meditation Explores the Divinity Within”. Sharing his recent photograph while doing yoga, which was featured in our 2018 calendar.
Sharing a positive story of Mr. and Mrs. Waman Jog who are voluntarily staying in an old age home and are living a happy and active life together.
They say :Though we have children, we took a decision to spend rest of our life in old age home. For the last 15 years we are staying in an old age home in Pune. Both of us and our children are very happy with that decision and we are going to stay here till the end.
They make conscious efforts to enjoy their life in the old age home and also try to involve other residents in making everybody’s stay more enjoyable.
The United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to any kind of abuse and discrimination against senior citizens in our society.
On this occasion sharing an informative video on Elder Abuse which is designed by Senior Express (www.seniorexpress.in) to create awareness on this topic and to further guide people across different generations about the various ways in which Elder abuse can be prevented and controlled.
Please do watch the video and share it to create awareness on Elder Abuse, so that our seniors can live a healthy and dignified life ahead.
On 26th April 2018, Dr. Nidhi Mishra, Founder-Senior Express, was invited as a Chairperson for a technical session “Issues of Ageing Population: Gender, Health, Economic, Social” for a National Conference on “Ageing in India: Present Situation & Futuristic Perspective”, organized by the Department of Social Work, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune.
There were total 5 paper presentations done in the technical session chaired by Dr. Nidhi which were ranging from psychological distress in geriatric population, family and health issues among the residents of old age homes, socio-economic problems of elders from rural areas, social media and senior citizens and geriatric issues from a nursing professional’s perspective.
In the end of the session Dr. Nidhi summarized the session and gave her feedback on each and every presentation and suggested the presenters to focus on the methodology and implication of their respective studies for doing a need based research for seniors.
On 8th March 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Senior Express organized and conducted its first “Meet Up Session” for the residents of Annasaheb Behere Old Age Home, Pune.
On this occasion, we invited eight most active and inspiring women residents of the old age home to share their background and achievements with the group, who were later felicitated by us for their achievements in their respective fields.
For Senior Express each of them is an example of active and productive ageing. They not only shared their experiences, struggles and achievements with full enthusiasm but also took the session as an opportunity to relive the past moments while sharing their life story.
On 23rd February 2018, Founder of Senior Express, Dr. Nidhi Mishra was invited by the Salisbury Park Senior Citizens Group, Pune to conduct a session on Active and Productive Ageing for their members.
She conducted an interactive session with the group members, where she discussed the concept of active, productive and healthy ageing and its major dimensions through certain exercises, shared some important tips for ageing gracefully and made the members play some brain games. According to Dr. Nidhi (Gerontologist), brain games are an important mental exercise which keeps a mind active and a body fit. She recommends that everyone must do some kind of mental exercises or play certain brain games in order to lead an active and healthy life ahead.
It was a lively session where the members took part in the interactions, clarified their concept of active ageing by asking questions and enjoyed playing brain games.
Today is International Day of Happiness. Senior Express (http://www.seniorexpress.in) believes that Happiness is the key to healthy, active and productive living. So, be happy and spread happiness around you.
Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated this day to recognise the significance of happiness in the lives of people around the globe.