Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre
Programme Manager: Mrs. Swati Bhandary
Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre (NEEC) is a unique daycare centre for senior citizens started in 1999. It is a place where elders gather and engage in a wide range of activities designed to meet their physical, emotional and social needs. With a registered membership of over 300, nearly 50 of them are regular visitors. The beneficiaries are mostly from the middle class. The benefits of the program are:
Health & Medicare:
Services include medical checkup, lab investigations, injections, wound care, ECG and other health-related support. Counselling: We support individuals and groups as they face the emerging challenges in the changing environments of family and society. Practical guidance for enjoying old age and counselling on health, fitness, diet and nutrition are also provided.
Memory exercises help keep elders alert and mentally active. Physiotherapy and Fitness Programmes: Since physical activity has a positive effect on both health and longevity, this programme promotes regular guided exercises based on individual needs. Exercises include yoga, pranayama (breathing) sessions for relaxation and special exercises for Parkinson’s and Arthritis.
Total Daycare and Respite Care Facility:
This programme is mainly for elders who are left alone at home during the day while family members are away. In situations where family members leave for a short period, a short-term stay facility is also available. This package includes bed facility, lunch and nursing aid assistance in addition to the use of other facilities at the centre. Both members and non-members can avail of these facilities.
Recreational, Cultural, Creative and Social Activities:
Newspapers, magazines, a good library, television and computers are available. Special sessions are held in music, literature and art display. Women’s hour caters to the special needs and interests of female members. Talks and interactive sessions on topics of interest such as the essence of different religions, health and age-related issues, current affairs, etc. are also conducted. Members get to learn new languages, arts, crafts and games. We also celebrate birthdays, special days and national & religious festivals. Elders participate in tours, in visiting old age homes and undertaking community welfare schemes for underprivileged elders.
“In a desert of loneliness, Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre is an oasis for rejuvenation. Here, you are reminded that now is the time to do many of the things you never found the time for earlier. The centre provides the opportunity to meet and mix with persons having common interests and wavelengths, besides age. While doing so we build relationships that are lasting and enriching.”
It’s a place where we get to relax and have a beautiful bonding with members. The experience is both intellectually inspiring and emotionally soothing.”
-Ms. Nirmala Lingappaji.
Nightingales Elder Enrichment Centre
#149, 11th Main
Between 16th and 17th Cross
Malleshwaram, Bangalore 55
Phone: 080 – 41244017, 080 – 23342929
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org