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Sunday, March 1, 2015

WIS celebrating Grandparents Day- "We Care" Health Check Up with Fun N Frolic [2014-15] at Pawan Baug

‘We Care’ so here we are!

Witty International School believes in taking unique initiatives and celebrating special days with an innovative and meaningful approach. In keeping up with the philosophy this year, in commemoration of "Grandparents' Day", Witty International School expressed their love, gratitude and respect towards the senior citizens of our society by organising a “Free Health Check up Camp for Senior Citizens." 

Witty International School has always come up with different ways of bonding the children with the best of values.  Like every year, this year they had organised a health check up for grandparents with fun and play on the 28th of February and 1st of March from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at their Pawan Baug branch at Malad (W). The Student Council of the school was instrumental in organizing and conducting the entire program. Student volunteers were present at the venue assisting the Grandparents for their medical check-ups.
In order to sensitise the grandchildren regarding their grandparents’ health, the school decided to celebrate grandparents’ day in this manner.  The various medical check- ups which were conducted were Orthopedic, Physiotherapy, Gynecology, ECG, Ophthalmology, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Medical Aid Counter, Dietician, Acupressure, Nutritionist, ENT, Dental, BMD, etc. Cardiologist, Dr. Kamlesh Mehta stated “The major motivation for all the medical experts to be a part of this camp is that this camp was completely organized and executed by the student council and their team of volunteers.”
This stood out from the rest as apart from the regular check- ups it also included fun activities like Dance, Zumba, Aerobics, Yoga, Laughter Club and Art Workshop. This concept was introduced to release the Grandparents of their stress and worries and live a healthy life.
“We absolutely enjoyed being a part of this unique Grandparents Day program. This medical camp has truly benefited us in all ways. We thank the school for organizing a day filled with fun, laughter and care,” expressed Mr. Ghule, a 70 year old grandparent.
The school also organised interactive sessions in which panels of doctors answered the doubts raised by senior citizens regarding blood pressure, glaucoma, postmenopausal problems, geriatric care in men, diabetes, hypertension, depression, stress management, lifestyle management and other age related problems. The medical experts kept advising the elderly to change their life styles and follow good habits in order to control various health disorders including heart attacks. Dr. Dilip Pawar who gave a lecture on stress management stated, “Such educative programs create awareness among the senior citizens that the medical intervention should be complemented with self-help to maintain good health.”
To add to the beauty of the program, the school also distributed a ‘Health Privilege Card’ to all their grandparents which offered various discounts on the medical services provided by the doctors. This ensured that the well being of the grandparents was not limited to just one day; in fact it was extended for a long period of time.
This initiative not only boosted the physical fitness of the grandparents but also the time spent with their grandchildren gave them immense happiness which they always longed for.
The Principal, Mr Bijo Kurian remarked, “The staff and students of Witty International School are extremely grateful that they got such a splendid opportunity to serve the senior citizens of our society. This camp was truly beneficial for all the Grandparents as it not only strengthened the bond with their grandchildren but also provided them with the necessary medical aid. We hope that we will be able to come up with such unique initiatives year after year.”
The Trustee, Mr Vinay Jain stated, “The aim of this program was not only to create health awareness amongst the senior citizens but also to sensitise the grandchildren towards the problems and issues related to their aged grandparents.”

Thus the program, “We Care – Health Check up Camp with Fun n Play” was truly a one of its kind where the well being of our senior citizens was duly looked after.



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