Health camp for elders on International Day of Older Persons
The initiative aimed at engaging seniors gainfully through various activities
Hyderabad: Commemorating the International Day of Older Persons, Portea Medical, a healthcare brand, organised a wellness and happiness programme called 'We Care' at Fathima Old Age Home on Monday.
Under this initiative, overall 500 senior citizens were covered in various NGOs across Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. It was aimed towards making them feel special, happy, and appreciated.
The programme began with an interesting ice breaker session followed by music and simple exercises. This was accompanied by a 10-minute meditation session. Nothing could have been more special for them than to have people interact with them, take interest in their stories & show concern for their health & wellbeing. The programme ended with lunch for everyone present.
Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder and CEO of Portea, said, "In the last 5 years, Portea Medical has served more than 3,00,000 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."