Policy on senior citizens to be reviewed: Selja

Selja said laughter therapy,yoga,lots of exercises,efficient diet and proper sleep will help seniors maintain an active and an healthy life.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:October 21, 2013 1:47 am

Kumari Selja,Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment on Sunday said that the policy made in regard to the protection of the senior citizens in the year 1999 will be reviewed by the end of this year.

Speaking at the multi-activity event on improving the quali­ty of protection for senior citiz­e­ns organised by the National In­stitute of Social Defence in association with Anugraha Regional Resource and Training Centre she said,“Laughter therapy,yoga,lots of exercises,efficient diet and proper sleep will help seniors maintain an active and an healthy life.”

The event witnessed interactive lecture sessions,yoga sessions and geriatric exerci­ses,counselling,health check-ups and demonstrations of techniques for life long fitness and cultural programmes.

A multi-service exhibition on health care by premier hospitals from across the city such as Fortis and Alchemist was also organised. The exhibition provided varied services in the fields of nutrition and diet counselling,psychological counselling,alternate therapies,fitness,naturopathy,ayurveda and assistive diseases such as ALIMCO,NIVH.

Around 1,300 participants from Senior Citizens Associations,Prisoners associations,RWAs and NGOs working for senior citizens attended. On the occasion,Kumari Selja also released a booklet on ‘Tips for Holistic Health Care in Old Age’.

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