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.
Sharing a beautiful couple story on Active Aging via Senior Express. This is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Gandhi who believes in living life fully and enjoying each and every moment happily together. They are a 67+ creative and talented couple who passionately pursue their interest in art, craft, dance, singing, socialising and travelling.
They met through their family, had an arranged marriage in 1973 and ever since their love has grown day by day. They are an inspiration and a role model to many young couples.
We are proud to share that ICFAI Business School (Pune) in collaboration with Senior Express organised an unique inter-generational event on Friday, 21st December, 2018. The theme of the event was “GEN-X Golden Time With Golden Agers”.
Our esteemed guests were very active and exceptionally talented seniors who are a part of the Senior Express Club. They not only shared their life experiences of how they successfully managed their career along with their passions and hobbies but also showcased their talents in music, literature, art and craft to the students.The event provided an opportunity to the management students to listen and interact with the seniors.
This event was a small initiative from Senior Express towards promotion of inter-generational bonding and active living in our society.
Sharing a positive story of 62 years old Mrs. Surekha Laddha, a homemaker from Amravati whose life revolves around her family and the social work which she does for the underprivileged people in her area. She strongly believes that life is all about being happy and spreading happiness around.
We are happy to share that our founder Dr. Nidhi Mishra was recently invited as a Resource Person in a Sensitisation Programme on Inter-generational Bonding for the students of Kaveri College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Pune. The programme was organised by the Janaseva Foundation, which has been granted the status of Regional Resource & Training Centre by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.
Dr. Nidhi conducted an interactive session with the students on the topic “Intergenerational Bonding for Ageing with Dignity”, which was followed by some group and individual exercises which she designed mainly to sensitise students about ageing related issues and concerns. She was very happy to see the enthusiasm with which the students participated in the exercise.
This session was a small step from Dr. Nidhi and Senior Express towards bursting the myths related to ageing among the students and thereby building intergenerational bonding and promoting Ageing with Dignity in our society.
Sharing an inspiring story of 97 year old Mr. P.M. Daniel from Mumbai, who is full of life and energy.
His story is written and shared by his granddaughter Ms. Smita Vahadane, 30 year old adventurous spirit who currently lives in New York and works for a leading TV channel.
Smita shares a very special bond with her grandfather, whom she fondly calls 'Dadu'. She is full of admiration for him which is very much evident in the story written by her. Their relationship is one of the best examples of inter-generational bonding.
It was a great honour for us as our Founder, Dr. Nidhi Mishra (Gerontologist) was recently invited by “Shehjaar Homes for Senior Citizens” to conduct a session for its members on Ageing Gracefully.
Shehjaar Homes is a Not- for- Profit initiative which was started in Pune in 2009 by a group of seniors who belong to Kashmir. Its main objective is to promote health, wellbeing, welfare and dignity of senior citizens (60+ years) belonging to different communities and living in both rural and urban areas.
Dr. Nidhi conducted an extensive interactive session with the members, where along with explaining the concept of Active, Healthy, Productive and Graceful Ageing, she gave some important tips for ageing gracefully. In addition to this, she played some brain games with the members which according to her has an essential role to play in the promotion of mental fitness and overall health, especially in old age.
Today on the occasion of Children’s Day sharing a beautiful collection of poems written and shared by our very active and talented contributor Mr. G. D. Bansal. Mr. Bansal is an ardent poet and a proud grandfather of four loving and caring grandchildren.
Team Senior Express wishes all children who are making our world beautiful through their innocence and love a very happy children’s day. We wish the same to all those seniors who never let the child in them ever grow old, which is the secret to their healthy living.