Date: 28th August 2017
Woman Care Trust successfully celebrated their 27th Senior Ladies Day on 28th August 2017 at Learning Centre. About 80-90 ladies attended the event. As usual we started our function with reciting holy prayer “Chaupai Sahib Path” Prayers provide everlasting peace and comfort to the mind. They opens your heart to live in gratitude, steadies your spiritual discipline, and connects you with your strength, endurance, courage and Infinite consciousness to overcome every obstacle.. After the prayers ladies did some exercise. Benefits of exercise for seniors include helping them maintain a healthy weight, slowing the progression of chronic diseases, enhancing their sleep experience, improving mood and increasing their mobility, flexibility and balance. Engaging in regular exercise is beneficial to older adults in a social perspective as it helps them become more independent, thus boosting their self-esteem. WCT had arranged for Tea and Indian snack “Samosa” and Indian sweets for the ladies. After the tea break ladies played some traditional games. Most of the senior people are reluctant to do any exercise due to isolation, these games are way of motivating them to do some activity in group. Studies also suggest that exercise can improve or maintain some aspects of cognitive function, such as your ability to shift quickly between tasks, plan an activity, and ignore irrelevant information. There are smiles and laughter among the participants which help the ladies in overcoming depression and loneliness from their life. Baljit Dheil then distributed prizes to the game winners to keep them motivated and feel energetic. After playing games WCT had arranged Naturopathy health session for the ladies in which Dr Kamal provided important information on dealing with ego problems. Dr Kamal also answered personal health issues of the ladies. After the health session, all the ladies danced on Punjabi folk songs. Indian lunch was arranged for the ladies Indian curry, rice and bread. Spending time with the ladies improves their social network and kept them engaged. All the ladies witnessed the successful celebration of the Seniors Ladies Day and also this achievement is another step for Woman Care Trust in achieving its goal of Woman’s Wellbeing and Community Development.