Adhata Trust opens 10th Community Centre at Bandra for senior citizens

The inaugural event at Bandra witnessed dance and theatre performances by Adhata members from its Sion and TISS centres, with the audience comprising senior citizens from multiple centres

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Adhata Trust, a Mumbai-based non-governmental organisation focusing on the psychosocial welfare of senior citizens, opened its 10th community centre at Bandra.

Located at Arya Vidya Mandir School, the community centre looks to reach out to senior citizens in an attempt to improve the quality of their lives via interactive, community-driven initiatives. Adhata’s other community centres in Mumbai are located in Sion, Andheri, Matunga, Saki Naka, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) at Deonar, Nerul, Thane, and Ghatkopar.

Furthermore, there are plans to open a residential complex in Panvel, a geriatric hospital and a daycare centre for the senior citizens. Arun Nanda, managing trustee, Adhata Trust, inaugurated the community centre at Bandra and said it was started in 2012 to bring senior citizens to form a community of their own.

He further added that there were therapies that TISS had designed for active aging. As a matter of fact, they had also installed computers in the homes of the less privileged and taught them how to use them.

The inaugural event at Bandra witnessed dance and theatre performances by Adhata members from its Sion and TISS centres, with the audience comprising senior citizens from multiple centres.

Adhata aims at bringing senior citizens to participate in art-based therapy, awareness sessions on issues such as gender equality and healthy aging. Along with this, the Friendship Day celebrations are also conducted at their centres with children to create intergenerational bonding, and fitness sessions.

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