At KITES we conduct weekly activities covering both medical and non-medical topics with an objective of providing a knowledge platform to the elderly. These sessions are conducted by doctors and experts in the respective fields.
A day trip was organized by KITES Senior Care for the members of our Primus Reflection Senior Living residents to "Shathayu Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat ", India's Best Naturopathy and Wellness Retreat near Bengaluru. This was a part of the holistic well-being initiatives of KITES Senior Care. Members who attended this were happy to participate in yoga, understanding their body better, enjoyed the sattvic food, and the trip was a memorable one. All the members are excited to have more such trips.
An interactive session about Financial investment and planning by Dattatreya and Rachna Rego of Right Horizons Investment Advisory Services Pvt Ltd. The residents of our senior living were made aware about what works well for them and most important how one should diversify the financial investment but also explore and reach out to right advisors before deciding.
An interactive session about Cognitive changes , awareness and symptoms held at Eden on 19th July by Dr Kumudwathi, family physician at KITES Senior Care. The residents of our senior living were made aware about what congnitive changes mean, how does it start and how does one recognize it, and what are the things we should do everyday to keep our grey matter active.
A day trip was organized for the members of our Senior Living residents of KITES to "Shathayu Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat ", India's Best Naturopathy, and Wellness Retreat near Bengaluru. This was a part of the holistic well-being initiatives of KITES. Members who attended this were happy to participate in yoga, understanding their body better, enjoyed the sattvic food, and the trip was a memorable one. All the members are excited to have more such trips.
An interactive session held at our Senior Living facility about Dengue and awareness on its symptoms and management on 10th July with Dr Sumana Roy. The residents of our senior living were made aware of what dengue is, how it starts, how one can recognize, and what should be done to recover faster, once diagnosed. This session proved to be an informative discussion as the senior residents received sound knowledge on this viral disease.
An Interactive Session was organised by KITES on 29th June in Eden Senior Living. The discussion was about "Legal Rights of the Elders" with a leading advocate of High Court, Naveen Gudikote, Partner at RMN Legal. Residents had conversations from the Hindu Succession Act to the importance of a Will and Maintenance and Welfare of Seniors Act. It was well received by the residents at the Senior Living community.
At KITES Senior Care, we celebrated World International yoga day conducted by Yogacharya Sri Nagaraj with our members and many seniors. Where some of the participators have limited mobility, we were overwhelmed with their keenness to participate in the program. Guru Sri Nagaraj designed yoga for elders, inclusive of Chair yoga. He discussed many benefits of yoga with our members.
An interactive session held on 22nd March about 'Annual Health Checkup and Its Importance' at KITES Senior Care with by Dr Reema. Regular health check-ups are essential because they help identify potential problems at an early stage. Members joined in a large number and asked questions about the importance of maintaining a regular health checkup in senior living and graceful ageing. The discussion covered a few topics on how often should elders do the checkup and would once a year be enough or should they do bi-annual.
On 19th February, a discussion session was conducted at KITES Senior Care with Dr Reema Nadig about 'Sweet tooth & managing it's cravings'. In this interactive session, the audience were captivated with learning how one can manage to have sweet tooth and enjoy life as well. The residents thoroughly enjoyed the interactive session with Dr Nadig.
KITES Senior Care has established 3rd medical centre management and operations at one of the senior living community on 18th February, 2019. It was overwhelming to see so many members from the community joining, and showing their support and love. We celebrated this moment with Puja, aarti and lots of talk on how to lead a healthy life and why it's important for our elders.
On 17th January, Mr Rajagopal V conducted an interactive session on the Sadhana of Bhakti Yoga. Based on the reflections of Swami Paramarthananda on Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Geeta, the session highlighted that Bhakti Yoga is not merely limited to worship of deities through prayer, bhajans and meditations. It is a way of life for seekers and sadhakas at all levels and encompasses constant introspection.
Vasuki iyengar, at Primus Eden, conducted an interactive session on waste management — which included the 4Rs (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), different methods of composting, benefits of leaf composting, preparation of bio enzymes and more. The talk, well received by the audience, was followed by an interactive Q&A session.
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE was conducted in association with Silver Talkies and Tale’scope, powered by ElderAid Wellness and KITES Senior Care. This event was our attempt to bring generations together and recreate the magic of grandparents' narrating stories to children; this was a small endeavor to bridge the generation gap.
Prof Krishnamurthy spoke about shoklas and its interpretation to life. The talk, received very well by the members at Primus by Mantri, was followed by numerous interesting questions. Thus, this session ended up being an interactive and a constructive discussion.
We had so much celebrating the World Senior Citizen's Day today with the members of KITES family. We played with games, heard them sing classical songs, laughed with them at the comedy show and were continuously inspired by their zeal for life. Thank you members, for being a part of our lives.
KITES has started a series of sessions by Dr.K.Subramanyam (Pro-Chancellor of Svyasa University) on how to lead a peaceful life. Discussions on various aspects of Ramayana and Mahabharatha were held. The session was well received by the residents and they had many questions which the professor answered with great humor and elaborated with different stories.
KITES conducted a session at Mantri Primus Eden on the art and science of weaving. The session was moderated by Dr. Ravi Hebballi from Orange Door. An interactive discussion was held on the art of weaving, the science behind it, the colours and techniques to be used and how it helps in improving hand-eye coordination. The discussion was proactive and the participants had a great time in trying their hand in weaving as well.
In collaboration with Hearfon, a hearing screening camp was organised for timely diagnosis awareness and remedy for any kind of hearing loss and speech disorder. Members participated eagerly and got themselves checked. It was received by the members with great enthusiasm.
A session on Medical Costs & Insurance was hosted by Mr Anuj, CEO of SureServe at the KITES Center. With examples and case studies, he enlightened the members on the increasing medical costs and management of insurance policies. As interesting as it was relevant, the session was received by the members with enthusiasm.
In a session hosted by KITES, Dr Prashant C D spoke about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) which is becoming increasingly common, especially among the elderly. Dr Prashant kept the residents engaged with his quotes and humour while answering their queries with respect to the discussion.
This 21st, KITES celebrated International Yoga Day along with World Yoga Week at HSR Layout. This activity was conducted to create awareness about the benefits of yoga for the body and mind among senior citizens. The activity was well-received and it benefitted the members, as they put forth their suggestions and queries to the discussion.
On 21st June, International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21st June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. On 21st June, residents of Primus Eden got together with the yoga experts of KITES to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. Some of the asanas performed were Surya Namaskar, Tada Asana and several others, that help in maintaining and preserving a sound mind and body.
On 4th June 2018, KITES conducted their group exercise program, for the first time at Mantri Primus Eden. The session was conducted by our Physiotherapist Dr Chetan Parasar, on the topic of ADL (Activities of Daily Living) with the seniors and an immersive discussion was carried out. The discussion proved to be informative and many clarifications were offered to the members. Later, many seniors participated in an activity using balloon as a medium to exercise their upper and lower limbs.
On 1st June 2018, KITES initiated the yoga program for the elders at Mantri Primus Eden. Yoga has numerous health benefits for elders apart from improving balance and stability. Yoga encourages mindfulness as it is not just for the benefit of the body but also for our daily thoughts and emotions. Mr. Narayan, the yoga specialist from SVAYSA University, started off the session by talking about yoga and its long-term benefits. It was an interactive session where members shared their views.
At KITES, we had a session on Successful Ageing with Dr Aishwarya Kulkarni. An active discussion between seniors was carried out on psychological wellbeing which will add value to the graceful ageing. The session was well-received by our members where they shared their thoughts about active lifestyle and its importance in elderly. The discussion proved to be informative and many clarifications had been offered to the members.
At KITES, we had a session – ‘Fun & fitness with Zumba’ with Ms Sapna Sinha, Zumba expert. All our elderly members danced to the tune with full of energy and enthusiasm. Ms Sinha spoke about benefits of workouts – the amount of calories burned while working out and how one feels refreshed after that. She also spoke on the Zumba Gold Fitness Program. This specialty course is designed to meet the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of the elderly. The members had a lot of fun during the session.
At KITES, we had a session on ‘Recipe for Happy Living – The Gita’ with Dr Krishnamurthy from BITS Pilani & Birla Academy (Ex-Director). He led the discussion on Gita Regimen for happy living and happy future. He explained that everything that happens to us is the combined effect of three things, namely the world around us, the consequences of whatever we have done or thought so far in this life and prarabdha karma that is irrevocable. This was a lively session with members posting many questions to the learned speaker.
At KITES, we had a session on Halotherapy (Salt therapy) – its benefits & application – by a team from Salt World, Bangalore. They introduced the members to the therapy and spoke on understanding its useful effects and the medical conditions it helps in dealing with. Members were suggested to take a demo session at the centre for a real-time experience. Members attended in large numbers. The discussion proved to be informative and many clarifications had been offered to the members.
At KITES, we had a session on Healthy & Active Ageing with a team of professionals from Indian Institute of Science, Banagalore. Dr Bhargavi and Ms Rajini spoke on Understanding Mechanism for Early Diagnosis and Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease and how active lifestyle is important in such cases. Members attended in large numbers and benefited from the sessions. The discussion had been proved to be informative and many clarifications had been offered to the members.
At KITES, we had a fun-filled evening with our senior adults on 22nd March, Friday. Our elderly members had arranged a surprise party for all the staff. They arranged for yummy sweets and home-made savouries. Few of them even shared their wonderful experiences at KITES. This was followed by entertaining games and dance.
Yoga Guru, Mr Narayan conducted a session on Shad Darshanas – the six systems of Hindu Philosophy – at the KITES centre on March 15th. The session emphasized on the goals of human life which includes DHARMA, ARTHA, KAMA and MOKSHA, and also elaborated on the Hindu scriptures. Members attended the session in large numbers and interacted with Mr Narayan, and benefited from the discussion.
A screening camp on Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataract was conducted at KITES in association with Dr Ankitha Kothari, Ophthalmologist at St. John’s Hospital Bangalore. Many elders participated and benefitted from the camp. She offered many clarifications while members had opportunity to consult with specialty doctors.
Dr Advaith Kulkarni, Neurologist at Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, HSR, introduced our members to ‘Vipassana Meditation: The Science of Mind & Body’. The discussion covered the technique, its benefit to both mental and physical health, and how it helps in lowering stress and unpleasant emotions. The session had a meditation section to showcase the importance of breathing and getting to the root of mind and body for dissolving mental impurities, thereby leading to a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
Dr. Venugopal Sarma, Retd Principal Scientist addressed KITES Members on The Dog- Companions for Elders. The discussion was about different varieties of dog breeds, their different behavioural patterns, their grooming and health benefits. Dr Sarma said, “Dogs will give you unconditional love until the day they die”. Some of the members, who participated, shared their experience of their bonding with their pets and how they got benefited physically and mentally.
Dr K. N. Srikanth, Consultant Knee & Hip Surgeon addressed our members at KITES on ‘Managing Hip & Knee Arthritis’ and its treatment options. He explained that surgeons focus on diagnosing and repairing an injury, while physiotherapists are musculoskeletal experts who help improve the way you feel and function. He offered many clarifications, and our physiotherapist at KITES gave tips on exercises to our members.
Dr Ramya S. Bevoor, a family physician at KITES, conducted a session on ‘When to Visit Hospital in Emergency’ at the KITES centre on Feb 8th. It covered the reasons for which someone would need to visit the emergency room in the hospital – including chest pain, loss of consciousness, breathlessness, severe abdominal pain and more. The information proved to be educational and useful to our members, as it can help save someone’s life.
A session on Constipation in the Elderly & Its Management was held at KITES. Dr Ramya S. Bevoor, a family physician at KITES, addressed the seniors about normal metabolism and constipation. She also discussed about its causes and the alarm symptoms. The discussion covered how constipation increases with age, the effects of underestimating constipation in elderly and was concluded with its treatment plans.
Dr Balachandra H Keni, Senior Primary & Public Health Physician, conducted a talk on ‘Application of Astrology in Modern World’ at the KITES Centre on 17th January. He spoke specifically on Vedic Astrology and explained Astrology as Arts, Science & Mathematics. He explained that Astrology is not a future-teller, rather a manual we receive when we are born. A large number of senior members participated in the session and actively took part in the discussion.
Hearing is a crucial part of communication and subsequently, of active ageing. KITES, in association with HearFon System Pvt Ltd, conducted an Audiometry (Hearing) Screening Camp on 13th January at the KITES Centre. Many elders participated and benefitted from the camp that included vital check and doctor consultation.
A session was held at KITES on importance of yogic life for elderly and seniors. Mr Narayan, yoga specialist from SVYASA University emphasized on understanding the relationship between yoga and the purpose of life. Further, he referred to Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali yoga sutra; how the basis of yoga had been examined, various meanings of different yamas, niyamas, purushastras and more. Members attended in large numbers who benefited from the discussion and shared their views as well.
Team KITES welcomed NEW YEAR 2018 with a bang! We had 60 elders joining in our celebrations filled with games and many events. Ms Sumangala, one of the members shared her beautiful journey with KITES. Our young little guest, Ms Akansha, recited a beautiful inspirational poem for all of us. We also had a spiritual note shared by Yoga Guru, Mr Narayan on Peace Mantra 2018. The evening was made sweeter with tea, chuska bun, cake, and music and dance for all!
Dr. Aarthi Reddy, Sr. Physiotherapist at KITES led a discussion with the members on Posture Education. It was followed by a demonstration on ideal posture & its importance. The discussion involves body training to stand, walk, sit, or lie in positions, so that least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities in ADL. Many seniors and members participated in and benefited from this activity.
A session was held at KITES on sleep disorder in elderly & its management. Dr Sumana Roy, a family physician at KITES, addressed the seniors about sleep disorder, importance of sleep, its causes and treatment plans followed by a lecture demo by Mr. Narayan, a yoga specialist from SVYASA University. He shared his experience from the Science of Yoga, which works on calming the mind. Along with reduction of stress, this also initiates the relaxation response and benefits people suffering from sleep disorder/insomnia.
On 6th and 7th December, Mr and Mrs Sundari Gandhi conducted a Workshop on Reiki for our elders at the KITES center. This workshop detailed the practices that our elders can follow for their wellness. In the First Degree of Reiki, our members learnt protocols for self-treatment and for practicing Reiki with others. The takeaways from the session were the importance and benefits of practicing Reiki on a daily basis, and also how to gain a deeper understanding of it over time.
We organized a fun-filled day trip to take our beloved members to the cave-themed resort GUHANTARA located in Kanakapura Rd. The members were extremely enthusiastic as it was a great walk through a dark cave. The trip was quite adventurous and thrilling, so much so that our members wanted to live in the cave. They even expressed their desire to have more such trips with innovative concepts.
Renowned Reiki Grandmaster & Senior Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sundari K P introduced and shared her experiences on Reiki. She showed how Reiki can be integrated in our our lifestyle and how it can serves as a conduit for healing energy to direct into the body of the recipient with or without physical contact.
On 9th November, a group discussion was organised on "The Purpose of Life" at KITES. The session was led by Mr N Krishnamurthy, Retd Manager from HAL, who is also an avid Yoga practitioner and teacher. With his experience and insights, he conducted an interactive session that discussed the spiritual philosophy on the purpose of life and introduced the concept in a practical manner as well. All the participants enjoyed the session immensely and shared their own experiences too.
Dr Silpa Premanand,Consultant Homeopath discussed the Secrets of Homeopathy.The origin and several myths and facts of Homeopathy along with the efficacy of the medicines in Geriatric care was highlighted by her in the most effective manner. It was interactive sessions with participants sharing their experience.
A knowledge sharing session on "Insurance for the Elderly" was conducted today by Mr. Anuj, Co-founder of SureServe. He addressed the members of KITES and enlightened them on the types of insurance cover, its key elements & eligibility, claim process, etc. The interactive session provided an opportunity to the members to clarify any doubts they had.
The first batch of "Yoga & Physical Exercise Program" has been launched on 18th September. KITES has specially created this continuous engagement program based on the feedback from our clients & recommendations from experts. This one-of-a-kind program which is a unique blend of Yoga & Physio exercises has been devised & delivered by these teams jointly. It attends to all the facets of the health of the elderly including physical, mental, emotional, social & spiritual aspects.
"The Mind–A philosophical approach" was the topic of discussion on this day. Prof Dr. Krishnamurthy, ex-Director BITS Pilani & Birla Academy led the discussions and kept the audience totally engaged with his wit and humor as well. Members were provided with certain handout notes as part of the program which was attended in large numbers.
An awareness camp was conducted on swine flu. The program was driven by the physician Dr. Sumana. As part of this event, KITES has circulation information posters on swine flu & its prevention to all the neighborhood apartments/societies. Also, KITES launched the swine-flu vaccination program on the day.
Dr Nagasubramaniam, a Consultant Anaesthetist presented to members various aspects of pain management and application of anesthesia. Different categories of pain was explained and the role of Anesthesia was brought out in managing/treating pain. Members had the opportunity to consult the specialist and seek clarifications.
‘Heel Pain in the elderly’ was the topic for discussion in this weekly event. Dr Shruti Shetty presented various aspects of this pain and suggested various preventive measures and as well treating options. Members raised many questions which were clarified in the session.
A meeting with the local Elder laughing Yoga club members was organized at KITES as part of an exchange program. The visiting elders were able to highlight their activities and how laughing therapy has been helping them. A demo session was also held as part of the program where KITES members were able to learn the activity.
A LecDem session on Carnatic Music was organized at the center. Ms Suhasini, KITES member and a seasoned Carnatic music exponent led the discussions. She presented various aspects of Carnatic music and related to how music therapy can be applied in the elder well-being. Members thoroughly enjoyed the session.
An awareness program on "Maintenance and welfare of Parents and senior citizen" was conducted at the center as part of the knowledge series. Seasoned family lawyer & advocate Mr Veerabadrappa led the discussions and enlightened them on Maintenance and welfare of Parents and senior citizen.
An Eye Checkup camp was conducted at KITES on this day in collaboration with SightYears Eye Clinic. Dr SanghaMitra Burman, Promoter, SightYears Eye Clinic, conducted the camp and many eners of KITES were benefitted. Members had the opportunity to consult the specialist and seek clarifications.
As part of the knowledge series, a session was held on Savings option for the elderly. Mr Bijapur, a retired chief executive from a nationalized bank & an active member of KITES shared his experience in retirement savings options for elderly and answered many questions from the enthusiastic participants
A LecDem session on Meditation techniques was conducted by Mrs Meera, Yoga Guru at the center. Members were taught the importance of focusing on the pattern of breath which is the best way to practice meditation which helps in awakening al the Chakra's. Members thoroughly enjoyed the learning session.
KITES elders were presented with the newly proposed Goods & Services Tax Act (GST) by Govt of India. Mrs Sunanda, Retd Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Govt of Karnataka, presented the salient features of the proposed Act and brought out many live cases of how it may impact the common man. This was a lively session with members posting many questions to the learned speaker.
A Neurology camp was conducted for the benefit of KITES members in collaboration with Fortis Hospital. Members had the opportunity to consult Dr Krishnan, Senior Consultant, Neurology, Fortis Hospital, on this occasion and benefit from the same.
A group discussion on "Being Happy" was conducted at the center which was led by KITES member Mr Unnikrishnan, a retired scientist from ISRO. This was an interactive & experience sharing session which was enjoyed by the members present.
"Spirituality & Health" was the topic of discussion this week. Dr Nagasubramaniam, senior physician & healthcare entrepreneur-led this interesting session. Members attended in large numbers and benefitted from the discussions.
Dr Devjani Mazumbdar, Head Physiotherapy, KITES, conducted a program on "Rheumatoid Arthritis". Causes of arthritis, prevention and its care was discussed extensively in the weekly event. The program was well attended by KITES elders.
Mr Narayan, Yoga Specialist from SVYASA University shared his experiences on "Emotions of Bakthi". Various forms of Bakthi as explained in many Indian literatures were quoted and lucidly explained. Members attended in large numbers and benefitted from the discussions.
"Benefits of Ayurveda" was the topic of discussion in the weekly event. Dr. Reshma, BAMS, Ayurveda Consultant with Shathayu Ayurveda led the discussion. The program was attended to in large numbers by KITES elders. It was interactive sessions with many participants sharing their experience & asking questions.
Dr. Krishnamurthy, Ex-Director BITS Pilani & Birla Academy and an expert speaker on the subject led a discussion on "Vedanta Philosophy". Members turned-up in large numbers to attend the program. There was an interactive session as well where many members shared their experiences & sought clarification from the speaker.
A workshop on technology training for KITES elders was held at the center. The program was conducted by The IED Forum, Bengaluru which is a group of tech volunteers who have tailor-made this program for the elderly. Members were trained hands-on on smart-phone & desktop computer use.
A cooking workshop on "Elder friendly Food" was held at the center. Faculty & students of Christ University who are undergoing training in Hotel Management conducted the session. The workshop saw a large number of members participating in the event enthusiastically.
A story telling session on "Happiness after 60" was conducted by Ms Nithya Rao of "Lahe Lahe". This was an interactive session which brought out various emotions in the members and they shared their perspective of happiness. Many members also cherished their fond memories of happy occasions.
"Bagavad Gita-My thoughts" was the topic for discussion in this session. KITES elder member Mrs. Indira Nair, Gita exponent, lead this discussion. Members attended in large numbers and participated by asking many questions and sharing their views as well.
KITES members were educated on "Asthma & Bronchitis in the elderly" in the weekly event which was presided by Dr Nagasubramaniam MBBS MD an experienced physician & a medical administrator. He also spoke on the importance of yoga & emotional well-being in managing/treating these diseases.
The weekly event featured an interesting program on 'Eye care for the elderly". The event was led by Dr.S.P. Mangala Jyothi, MBBS, MS (Opthal) FIIOL, FIMR. Cataract & Glaucoma were the subjects of discussion. It was an interactive & informative session with elders clarifying many of their doubts.
A lecture-demonstration program was held for KITES elders on the "Role of Yoga in treating Sleeping problems". Ms Meera Narayanan, KITES Yoga specialist, conducted the program. Members were taught Yoga exercises which they can practice to help provide better sleep.
KITES conducted a health camp for the elderly at Sobha apartment near HSR layout. Many elders attended the session and benefitted out of the same.
"Fall Prevention" was the topic of discussion in the weekly activity. Members were explained in detail fall risks emerging from medications, physical conditions and environment factors (both at home and outside). Few case studies were shared with the members from KITES experience to enlighten them on the need to avoid fall.
"Cervical Spondylosis & Frozen shoulder" was the topic of discussion in the weekly event at the center. The event was conducted by KITES physio team & members were taught home exercises to help clients with such conditions.
KITES members were appraised for common benefits of physiotherapy exercises by Dr Khan at the event which was well attended. As part of the event there was a demonstration session as well wherein basic exercises were taught to members.
Team KITES welcomed New Year with its members. The guest of honor was Mrs Sridevi Tripathi (92), a well known Hindi poet and former president of BJP in UP, currently settled in Bangalore. She recited one of her poem which was an inspiration to all. The fun-filled evening included tambola game, karaoke songs and dance for the members.
A demonstration session on "First Aid at Home" was held at KITES for its members. Ms Meenakshi, Head Nursing, KITES, conducted the session. The session covered the common hazards at home like cuts/wounds, burns, pain and electric shocks and immediate response that can be provided in these situations were discussed. Members were educated on the First aid kit. Many members shared their personal experiences and home remedies as well.
A Physiotherapy camp was conducted at Fernhill apartment in collaboration with their Apartment association. This event included vital check-up followed by a thorough Physio review. During the program, attendees were taught few exercises that could help their well-being and medical condition as well.
KITES in association with FORTIS Hospitals conducted a half day cardio camp at the center. The camp included Vitals check, ECG, Echo and consultation with Dr Venkatesh, Cardiologist, FORTIS Hospital. The purpose of this camp was to assess cardio risk in the elderly and provide appropriate advice to them.
An event covering “Elder Abuse-Emotional & Legal aspects” was conducted at the center. Dr Sabina Rao, Psychiatrist and Ms Sandhya, Advocate, MD&T Partners spoke at the event. The event was well received. Elders participated in large numbers and they were able to share their experiences & seek clarifications as well.
An awareness session on “Mental Health in the Elderly” was conducted by Ms Ashwini, KITES Psychologist. The program brought out the importance of general mental well-being & the relationship between mind & body in overall health in the elderly. There was also a role play as part of the event & members were provided with self-assessment handouts.
“Heart attack & its prevention” was the subject that was discussed as part of the weekly event. The discussion was led by Dr Sumana. Members were provided with useful insights on heart attack. Emergency responses were taught during the event. The program was well received by members.
KITES conducted a Physiotherapy camp at Nagarjuna apartment. This event included vital check up followed by a thorough Physio review. During the program, attendees were taught few exercises that could help their well-being and medical condition as well.
To commemorate “World Diabetes Day” which falls in November, a Workshop on ‘Diabetes in the Elderly’ was conducted at KITES center. The workshop included presentations by Dr Rajesh Kumar, Diabetologist, Dr Srinivas Murthy, Podiatric Surgeon followed by a demonstration by Ms Meera on “Benefits of Yoga”. Members attended the workshop in large numbers & benefitted.
As part of the weekly activity, Dr. Devjani, Senior Physiotherapist led the discussion with KITES members on “Spondylitis” and also demonstrated to the members on few relaxation exercises techniques when you have spondylitis. Many elders attended & participated in the event.
A three-day introductory session to Elder Yoga was conducted at the Purva apartment. Purpose of this event was to highlight the need for professional guidance in wellness program. The program was led by Ms Meera, KITES Yoga Specialist. Many residents participated and were benefitted from the same.
A day trip was organized for the members of KITES to "Our Native VILLAGE", an eco-resort near Bengaluru. This was part of the holistic well-being initiatives of KITES. Members who attended this were extremely participative and the trip was a memorable one. Members expressed their desire to have more such trips.
KITES conducted an awareness program on “Elder Home Safety” for its members. Various ‘at home’ safety aspects were discussed during this event led by experts in this field. This was an interactive session in which many elders shared their experience as well as their concerns on home safety.
A workshop on “Kidney failure-Causes and Care” was conducted at the KITES center. Dr. Sumana Roy, Family Physician, KITES, led the discussions and educated the members on reasons for Kidney failure, care methods and also the need for periodical check-up.
A documentary on “Healthy Living” was screened at KITES center as part of weekly program. Many members attended this screening which was followed by a short discussion to reflect their thoughts on the importance of leading a healthy living.
KITES conducted "Elder Bone Health Check Camp" at their HSR Layout center. The camp included vitals check, bone mineral density test, physiotherapy & Physician consultation. An Ayurveda review by the senior consultant of "Shathayu Ayurveda" was part of this camp which was a unique feature.
On the occasion of World Osteoporosis day, KITES organized a talk on "Osteoporosis & Bone Health in the elderly" by Dr Sunil Kini, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manipal Hospitals & KITES. The program was well received and many clarifications were sought by members from Dr Kini.
As part of the weekly activity schedule, Ms Meera Narayanan, KITES Yoga Specialist demonstrated & trained the members on "Yogic Breathing techniques". She also explained the benefits which was followed by an interactive session between the specialist & members.
KITES members were introduced to the concepts of Senior & Assisted Living as part of the weekly activity. There was a video presentation followed by discussions on the topic. This gave an opportunity to elders to understand various aspects of senior & assisted living concepts.
Members of KITES were treated to a wonderful evening of music which was attended to by over 50 elders. This program was organized to commemorate the world elderly day and felicitate the oldest couple of KITES aged 94 & 86. Ms Divya Shenoy delivered a lecture demonstration concert on Hindustani classical/light music which was followed by the formal launch of KITES Hi-Life & Membership program.
KITES organized a free health camp for the elderly on the World elderly day at their center. The camp was attended by many elderly persons and was a huge success. Elders could get their basic health check-up done at the center which included BMI, blood glucose levels, hypertension, hearing review etc. In addition they could consult with family physicians, physiotherapists & emotional wellbeing experts and discuss their health issues.
KITES conducted a health camp at a large apartment community at Haralur road. Many elders participated in the event which was an interactive session on the medical and non-medical issues faced by the elderly. This was followed by basic health check for the elderly who attended the event.
A movie on Alzheimer's was screened at the KITES center as a sequel to the World Alzheimer's Day. Many members attended this screening which was followed by a short discussion to reflect their thoughts on the movie & on Alzheimer's.
A workshop on "Hypertension-Causes & its Management" was held at KITES. Dr Sumana Roy, Family Physician KITES, addressed the elderly followed by a lecture by Mr Narayanan on the benefits of Yoga in such cases. The workshop was attended to by in large numbers by the members.
On the World Alzheimer's Day, KITES dedicated itself to the mental well-being of the elderly. On this occasion KITES conducted a free counseling camp for the family members of elders impacted by Alzheimer's and an article on 'Facts about Alzheimer's" was published for the benefits of members and the public in general.
Dr Shruti Shetty, Consultant Physiotherapist KITES, led the discussion on Frozen shoulders with the members of KITES. She explained the cause and its management in detail. Members participated enthusiastically in the event which was attended to in large numbers.
A workshop on hearing and speech therapy was conducted at the KITES center. Ms Jayanthi, an experienced Hearing & Speech therapist, led the discussions and educated the members on the need for the periodical hearing check-up & benefits of speech therapy.
KITES members were introduced to Dance therapy as part of the weekly activity. Ms Uma Menon a renowned South Indian dancer conducted the event which was attended to by in large numbers. Members were made aware of the benefits of dance therapy.
A corporate awareness camp was held at a leading electrical products and solutions company in Bengaluru. Employees participated in large numbers wherein medical and non-medical issues faced by the elderly and their caregivers was discussed in detail by KITES specialists.
A talk on the topic 'Health after the age of 60 years' was delivered by Dr Balachandra H. Keni, MBBS GDM PGDPH, a senior physician engaged in preventive care & Public health in under-developed countries. This program witnessed a large participation from the members of KITES.
Dental & Oral Care in the elderly was the topic of discussion in the workshop conducted at KITES. The program was led by Dr Sangamitra Dasgupta, a reputed Dental Surgeon & an Implantologist. The ill effects of not taking periodical care of Dental was brought out by the surgeon.
KITES conducted a corporate awareness camp at a reputed corporate engaged in the field mobile interoperability, mobile communications and mobile expertise. A formal presentation by KITES specialists followed by an interactive session with the employees. The program was very well received.
A corporate awareness camp was held at a leading global provider of Business and Operations Support Systems in Bengaluru. Issues faced by the elderly and their care givers were discussed in detail by KITES specialists. The audience participated enthusiastically in the interactions.
On the 70th Independence day, KITES launches Hi-Life, its elder partner package. This is a tailored product of KITES created with the sole objective of aiding elders to lead a Happily Independent life & providing the family with a trusted partner.
Mr. Shukla, a retired senior executive from a nationalized bank & an active member of KITES shared his experience in will writing and answered many questions from the enthusiastic participants. This was followed by a short video lecture on "Relationships"
KITES conducted a Health Camp for the elderly at a Sobha Apartment. It was overwhelming to see both elders and caregivers participating in this program which was attended to in large numbers.
Stroke-Its causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention were discussed extensively with members by KITES physician and Physiotherapist. The session was very engaging and members benefitted out of it.
In this activity session, KITES members were enlightened on Waste segregation methods & process by an activist Miss Smitha Kulkarni lecture followed by an informative video on this subject.
The monthly community awareness event covering "Estate Planning & Will writing" was conducted at KITES center. Experts from the reputed investment firm addressed the gathering. This program was attended in large numbers by the elders
Lec-dem on 'Organic waste management at home' by Miss Pallavi was attended in large numbers by elders who were thoroughly engaged.
"Elderly Nutrition" was discussed in the weekly event and a group activity on "Papercraft competition" was held in which elders participated enthusiastically in 3 groups by Priyanka Bhatachariya.
A corporate event was held which included an interactive session with the KITES specialists to discuss the issues faced by the elderly & their caregivers.
The weekly event included fun activities and craft learning from Miss Ritu.
Over 50 elders participated in the monthly community event that was held on 25th June. Dr Sabina Rao discussed the issue of "Emotional Well-Being & Dementia in the Elderly" followed by open forum discussion
Elders of KITES participated in the World Yoga Day at a public event organized at HSR Layout & Performed the Chair Yoga. Over twenty elders of KITES participated enthusiastically in the event
KITES organized a Health Camp for the elderly at an apartment. Many elders participated and were benefitted from the camp activity.
Crafts demonstration on clay modeling by Miss Ritu, sharing of thoughts on "Happiness" by our elderly & passing the parcel were the highlights of the activity at the center.
A community interactive program was organized at Mantri apartment focussing on "Pain in the elderly & exercises". Specialists from KITES interacted with the residents.
Discussion on fall in the elderly & its prevention, Yoga demonstration & a game of Antakshari were the highlights of the day's activity by Rai Gopal. Wonderful to see total participation!!
Images from the Yoga program specifically designed and conducted for elders at the KITES center.
Exercises for neck pain relief by Dr Vijayanand, healthy salad recipe by chef & a fun session of housie-housie were the highlights of the weekly activity at KITES center held on 1st June 2016.
The community activity for the month of May '16 was held at KITES center at HSR layout on sat the 21st May 2016 covering "Diabetes In the Elderly". Dr Rajesh Kumar, Diabetologist led the discussion. Dr Vijayanand, Physiotherapist & Ms Meera, Yoga Specialist shared their thoughts on the occasion. Over 50 elders participated and benefitted from the event.
KITES conducted an awareness camp at a leading technology company at Koramangala on Friday, 20th May 2016. Dr Sabina Rao, MD, Psychiatrist & Ms Meera, Yoga Specialist led the discussion on "Emotional well-being of the elderly & their care-givers" which was well received. Participants were sensitized regarding the health issues in the elderly
Nurses day was celebrated at KITES on 12th May 2016 as a thanks giving to all nurses for their selfless service to the patients and community at large
We at KITES expressed our love to the wonderful Mothers' on the occasion of Mother's Day on 8th May 2016 by gifting flowers to our members. Thank you all Mothers'!
Ugadi, the new year for Kannadigas, was celebrated with elders at the KITES center
KITES celebrated World Health day with their elders. The WHO theme of Halt rise in diabetes was shared with members
Holi Celebrations at KITES - Holi was celebrated at KITES with the elders of the AktivPlus batch. A colorful rangoli by Mona, Lakshmi & Meena, sharing of sweets followed by a group discussion were the highlights of the day.
The event at Greenridge Apartment - A community event was organized at the Greenridge Apartment covering the topic "Neck & Joint Pain and its treatment options. The event was well attended and was interactive one.
A community event was organized at the Purva Apartment covering the topic "Joint Pain & treatment options. The event was addressed by specialists from KITES followed by the interactive sessions which was very lively & benefitting all.
On the World Elderly day, KITES dedicated itself to the care of elders and announced its plan to launch the KITES Enhancement Center at HSR Layout