Had a great evening couple of days back with our extended family in a 3 hour cruise on the Ganges. We all enjoyed the sunset on Ganges across the Howrah bridge. While the walk from launch to Belur Math may be long and strenuous, but reaching in time of the sandhya arati was worth the effort. The service and food from Vivada was just fabulous. Equally spectacular was the view of the lights of Kolkata and Howrah from the dark waters on our way back.
Last two months were full of activities as we celebrated birthdays and anniversaries of a number of our family of elders. On a few occasions we even celebrated these on behalf of their children and gave them a pleasant surprise. On yet some others, we were pleasantly surprised when we were invited to family celebrations and made to feel an integral part of their families.
However, the cycle of life must carry on and bring with it periods of deep poignancy. We were reminded sharply of the inevitability of the passage of time as sorrow descended on us with the passing of one of our loving elders.
As a mark of respect to her, we are not posting any pictures of our fun activities.
We fondly recollect the wonderful warm memories that we gathered over the short span of our relationship of our association with her. How the energetic lady shared her knitting skills with one of our colleagues, despite her serious medical conditions. The priceless smile on her face when we all went out for a cup of tea.
May her soul rest in peace - Kakima you will always be in our memories.
Our emotions can matter greatly to our health. We are aware that prolonged state of stress, anxiety, anger can adversely impact our health. We have lots of scientific data proving this as well - hence we often hear doctor's advice "Reduce stress in your life."
On the other hand, positive mental states like contentment, zest for living, ability to laugh and have fun, optimism and high self-esteem, have a salutary effect on health. While there is no significant data to prove this beyond doubt, research shows positive mental state strengthen the T-cells and the immune system in general.
At Care Unlimited, our focus is to facilitate the positive state of mind to improve the health as well as the quality of life for the elders.
Brain Healthy Life Style is the best prevention to many neurological diseases. The 6 pillars to keep brain healthy is – Active Social Life, Regular Exercise, Nutritious Diet, Mental Stimulation, Good Sleep, and stress management. Our target should be to strengthen each of these 6 pillars in daily life to make our brain healthier.
The activity theory, also known as the implicit theory of ageing, proposes that successful aging occurs when older adults stay active and maintain social interactions. Five decades of gerontological research, however, suggest that the activity model is more accurate than the disengagement model . Not only is activity beneficial for the community, but it engages older adults (both physically and mentally) and allows them to socialize with others. This increases feelings of self-worth and pleasure, which are important for happiness and longevity.