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Event Report: "Vriddhi" 8 Elderly Engagement Programme

Date & Venue         : Wednesday, June 19, 2024, AJ Hospital & Research Centre.

Time                          : 09:00 a.m to 01:00 pm

Summary of Events: The "Vriddhi" 8 Elderly Engagement Programme held at AJ Hospital & Research Centre on June 19, 2024, commenced at 9:00 AM. The health assessments covered evaluations of blood pressure (BP), sugar levels, body mass index (BMI), and nutritional status. Moreover, physiotherapy assessments were conducted for the attendees.

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM: The programme commenced with a warm welcome to the gathering, followed by an introduction to the services provided by AJ Hospital & Research Centre.
  • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Advocate P. Ranjan Rao delivered an insightful talk on writing wills. This session prompted a lively discussion among the elderly members, who raised various questions about the process, including considerations for leaving assets to boy children, how to write the will, individual problems etc.
  • 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Dr. Himamshu Acharya, Consultant Endocrinologist presented a talk on “Diabetic Care in Elders”. This was followed by panel discussion on ‘Best practices for Diabetes Self-management”: Speciality camp. In panel discussion Dr. Himamshu Acharya, Dietitian, Physiotherapist were on stage. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Maria, MSW, and provided valuable insights into managing diabetes effectively.
  • Birthday Celebration: A celebratory moment followed with the cutting of the cake, followed by performances by elderly members. Health check-ups continued until 1:00 PM, ensuring all attendees received necessary screenings.