Spreads cheer among 500 senior citizens in five cities on International Day of Older Persons
Commemorating the International Day of Older Persons, Portea Medical recently organised a wellness and happiness programme called We Care in various NGOs across Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. The aim of the wellness programme that covered over 500 senior citizens in the four cities was to make them feel special, happy, and appreciated. The initiative was in alignment with Portea Medical’s core values of care and compassion.
Portea’s We Care programme was aimed as an initiative towards enhancing the quality of life for the elderly through various activities. The one-hour sessions were conducted in Kalaivani Old Age Home and Charitable Trust, Chennai; Gandhi Old Age Home, Bengaluru; Fathima Old Age Home, Hyderabad; and Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram, New Delhi.
Speaking about this, Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder and CEO, Portea, said, “In the last five years, Portea Medical has served more than three lakh elderly patients, and we have always strived for a better and healthier life for them. The We Care programme was also an effort in that direction. Caring for the elderly does not only entail their health but also their holistic wellness. Through this programme, the senior citizens in the NGOs not only engaged in exercises and meditation, but also expressed themselves and shared their concerns with our volunteers. It is a part of Portea Health Prime that aims to enable growing elder communities in key cities.”
The programme began with an interesting ice breaker session followed by music and simple exercises. This was accompanied by a 10-minute meditation session. Empathy and compassion champs from Portea Medical joined in for some positive conversations with the elderly and encouraged them to talk and share their thoughts and feelings. The programme ended with a round of healthy snacks and jasmine tea for everyone present.