It is Gala time for the elderly

By Navya M

Elders from meet“>Malleswaram and Meet the family club (MeT) are organising an event full of music, dance and food this weekend. There will be a flute and tabla recital by Master Sameera and Master Akshobhya at Soundarya hall, 7th cross, Malleshwaram.

Shaila Iyengar, a member of malleswaram” actualkeyword=”malleswaram”>Malleswaram association and also a Met host told Bangalore Mirror, “MeT is primarily to keep our community elders entertained and connected so that they can reach out back to us just in case for any kind of support. MeT offers them some kind of space where they can come to laugh, dance, play, and have a quality time with their friends.”

She also said MeT is a community concern program where elders of the community come together and spend some quality time. Following this, the volunteers of the MeT will host some entertainment programs for the elders such as dance, music, drama and along with tea and snacks.

This club is open to everyone, and there is no admission fee. It’s all about fun and loads of care, she added.

72-year-old Jayalakshmi, said, “I was working in ITI for 40 years but now staying at home all alone doing every household chore is painful and boring at this age. I am very thankful that this club has given me so much energy by attending the programme which is one day a month and I will be charged with zeal and energy until the next meeting. And truly thankful for this social initiative and am so happy to attend this program.”

Another senior citizen said, “A tale of loneliness, anxiety, fear, and uncertainty that they would go through is always left untold. Although children today are more likely to have healthy, active grandparents, they are less likely to interact with their grandparents well. While it is not always possible for family members to live nearby, as a result, seniors need to connect and meet other seniors in the same vicinity to overcome suffering and gain a fresh quality of time and entertainment.”

Having seniors meet and greet each other can provide advantages in various ways such as invigorating and energizing older adults, helping reduce the likelihood of depression in the elderly, reducing isolation, broadening their social circles, and keeping them entertained and connected, the senior citizen added.-

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