MCGM and Adhata Trust organizes a Hearing Loss Camp for Senior Citizens in association with WIDEX
India CSR News Network
MUMBAI: The MCGM and Adhata Trust, an NGO for Senior Citizens, in association with WIDEX, today organized a Hearing Loss Camp for Senior Citizens at their centre located at Preeti Paradise in Andheri. Ms. Prachi Jambhekar, Asst. Municipal Commissioner, MCGM inaugurated the Health Camp.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Arun Nanda, founder of Adhata Trust and Chairman of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts (India) said, “This is a joint initiative working towards the welfare of the Senior Citizens. Health being the primary concern of this group, such camps will help address to their psycho-social needs. Hearing Loss is closely associated with the process of ageing though it is extremely difficult to accept such changes. Most of the times, such changes or symptoms are ignored by the Senior Citizens.”
“The proportion of the segment aged 60 years and above is projected to grow by 360 per cent by 2050, compared with a mere 60 per cent rate of increase in the overall population. This statistic highlights an existing but long ignored issue of loneliness and increased dependability of senior citizens in India. In addition depression is a common problem among many of them with many of the patients staying alone as their children are away or busy. We at Adhar Life attempt to make people above the age of 60 more self-reliant and this camp is a small step towards the same.” Mr. Nanda added.
The Camp had around 110 Senior Citizens from Below Poverty Line and Middle Class families in and around Andheri and Vile Parle who were benefited from this Camp.
Adhata Trust was formed by Mr. Arun Nanda, as his first social initiative for the welfare of senior citizens. This community centre is an attempt to make people above the age of 60 more self-reliant. It offers various facilities like computer classes, table tennis, meditation, Yoga, Painting, Scrabble, Sudoku, etc. Apart from this the community centre plans to take them for outdoor excursion and nature walks. All these above aim to bring joy, happiness and boosting the self-esteem and dignity of the older person. This is a platform where senior citizens can pursue their hobbies.
As part of its program and with a view to bridge the generational gap, Adhata seeks to forge bonds between the old and the new generation by involving the latter in community building programs. Adhata Trust through their network of community centers and activities enables the senior citizens to participate in special programs designed to cater to their economic, emotional and psychological needs.