From 2018, ILC-India started conducting this programme called “Physiotherapy Assessment Camps” in different parts of Pune city in collaboration with DES Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy. Till date, around 1000 seniors have been covered under this programme, including follow-up visits.
From 2018, ILC-India started conducting this programme called “Physiotherapy Assessment Camps” in different parts of Pune city in collaboration with DES Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy. Till date, around 1000 seniors have been covered under this programme, including follow-up visits. New MoU has been signed with Physiotherapy College, Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj, Nashik.
This programme is aimed at primary care where this free-physiotherapy assessment addresses issues like knee pain, arthritis, and back pain. This is done by the Physiotherapists and the seniors are given customized home-based exercises after their individual due examination which would help relieve them from pain. Also, if a major issue comes up that the doctors feel needs further investigation, then the senior citizen is referred to a tertiary care facility. After the first camp, a follow-up camp is organized a month after where the participants report if the given exercises were appropriate or need any modifications under the guidance of the doctor.
In the year 2021-22, a series of camps were arranged in many parts of Pune city as well as in Nashik, where seniors participated in huge numbers and gave us wonderful feedback.
ILC-India with the help of the collaborators would be working on the data gathered from these camps soon.
This programme is supported by Gharda Chemicals Ltd. Under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
"Let the elderly be included, they matter" is the message that Tineke Abma would like to convey. On Friday, June 23, she delivered her inaugural lecture 'The Art of Belonging' following her appointment as professor of Elderly Participation at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. This is a brief summary of her inaugural speech.
23 June 2023
Members of the ILC Global Alliance got together at the IFA’s 16th Global Conference on Ageing in Bangkok, Thailand, last June. Representatives of ILCs from Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, as well as ILC GA Secretariat Silvia Perel-Levin, attended the conference.
In the forum moderated by HLPF Chair Lachezara Stoeva, President, UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ovide Mercredi and other participants discussed the effective and inclusive recovery measures to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and explore actionable policy guidance for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at all levels. Speaking as an older Cree man, who has spent his adult life fighting for the rights of First Nations people, Ovide challenged Member States to commit to real change by addressing the SDG goals in a comprehensive manner.
10 July 2023