1st October is celebrated as International Day of Older Persons all over the world. JOGO continues to run a program for senior citizens called JOGO GoodLife. Based on this, on International of Older Persons, JOGO Vice President of Clinical Operations Mr. Shyam, with the help of Coordinator Mr.Aswin, visited Sri Sankara Aged Care Centre run by Sri Kanchi Kamakodi Peedam in Chromepet and Sevalaya in Thiruninravur.
Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Vivek explained the reasons for `Fall` in elderly. He also explained about the effects of such a fall and what exercises should be done to avoid fall in elderly. JOGO GoodLife team taught simple exercises to the inmates. After the session, bedridden elderly people were taught simple exercises that can be done on the bed. Joint pain, back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, constipation, urinary leakage and a host of problems faced by the elderly were explained through video display and specific exercises were given for men and women.
More than one hundred and fifty seniors were trained in one day. The JOGO GoodLife program sensitised the common health problems to the inmates of the `Home` thereby also fulfilling a moral responsibility to the society.