Manipal Hospitals hosted a “grown-up children’s day” on Monday, Children’s Day, to allow the elderly to relive their childhood.
Story so far: The programme included physical activities like throwing the ball and blowing up balloons, memory exercises like movie star facial identification and talent recognition, as well as digital lessons on how to utilise a phone in an emergency. More than 100 senior individuals, ranging in age from 65 to 90, attended the event.
- The focus of the event was on raising younger generations’ awareness of the importance of showing their elderly parents affection and care.
Importance of bodily movement: People experience both mental and physical changes as they age. Their mental health can also be improved by light physical activity combined with emotional support from family members, such as regular conversations and spending time with elderly parents.
- Ageing is a certainty. However, consistent physical activity, mental activity, a healthy diet, and family support are required.
(Image credits: Manipal Hospitals’ Facebook Page)