The Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing (NBCAA) is India’s first comprehensive Active Ageing facility initiated with the sole aim to promote a healthy lifestyle in elders in a safe, friendly and fun-filled environment. With scientifically designed programs.
NBCAA offers a wide range of activities including physical, cognitive and social activities. All members are assessed initially – the assessment decides the type of activities they can do and helps track their improvement. These tests are repeated every three months to follow up and check on the improvement in the members in a scientific manner.
Benefits of this Active Ageing program include significant decrease in blood glucose level, stabilized blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and considerable improvement in cognitive skills. Overall, members have reported significant improvement in their quality of life and reduction in various cardiovascular risk factors.
Long term participation in these activities is expected to bring a lifestyle change, enhance the sense of well-being, decrease the risk of dementia and promote a better quality of life.
The program is scientifically conducted and is based on a research study in the UK called ThinkingFit.
Services offered at the centre:
1. Active ageing programs - 2 hours of physical, cognitive and social activities every alternative day
> Physical activities include gym and yoga
> Cognitive activities - iPad and paper-pencil based
> Social group based activities
> Social gatherings and celebrations
> Talks by experts
2. Day care services – for elders including those with Parkinson’s and dementia
> Memory screening
> Day care – with nutritious mid-day meals and snacks
> Therapeutic intervention - orientation therapy, occupational therapy, yoga, intensive physical exercises, cognitive activities and social activities
> Physiotherapy – special attention to Persons with Parkinson’s
> Support to family caregivers – through monthly support group meetings
> Transport facilities – pick up and drop
The Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing was made possible through the generous contributions and personal involvement of Mrs and Mr Subroto Bagchi.
Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing has qualified Psychologists to assess your loved ones and check for memory related issues
We provide Day Care for persons with Dementia, Stroke and other disorders in a safe and homely environment.
NBCAA runs a structured, research-based Active Ageing Program to help elders remain active and fit as they age.
Physical Exercises with Balls
To enhance the quality of life and general wellness.
The Centre offers a comprehensive program based on “ThinkingFit” study conducted in UK. These activities not only reduce the risk of dementia but also contribute in keeping vascular risk factors under control and allow ageing with maximum benefits. The activities of the Centre will be guided by trained instructors and is tailored to meet each person’s needs.
As technical partners, they have helped in planning and structuring the different activities. They have trained our staff and are overseeing and monitoring the quality of services offered.
As part of the customized Active Ageing Program you are required to be at the Centre as per the schedule for three days a week spending about 2 hours per day at a fixed time.
Yes, these activities are available for both men and women.
There is no requirement for you to change your medication regime. You should NOT stop taking any of your medication without discussing it with your doctor.
I was introduced to NBCAA in 2014 by my son and since then, I have been an active member of the Active Ageing program organized here. Before NBCAA, most of my time was spent at home either sitting idle or helping with same old routine work. Now, my day begins with yoga, chair-based exercises and gym workouts often followed by cognitive exercises like playing Sudoku, solving quiz and puzzles. On special days, there are movie and park outings to keep me engaged. I feel young again and have something to look forward to each day. Centers like these are a great way to keep oneself engaged and active post sixty.
Regular member at our Active Ageing Centre
My aunt is a changed person after she started coming to Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre. She looks forward to going to the Centre everyday. NMT has been a blessing too for us, her caregivers. While we are at work we are at peace knowing that she is safe and sound under your care. We are truly thankful and grateful for the wonderful effort each one of you is putting in, for making the lives of dementia patients more meaningful and in turn helping the caregivers breathe easier. A big thank you.
Family carers of Mrs. Shambhavi, one of our Day Care Members
I am very happy to share my thoughts in terms of NBCAA services. My father joined recently for day care service and he is really enjoying the company with other folks. The mentors, trainers and facilities are good. After joining NBCAA I can see some improvements in his routine lifestyle. The staff are thorough professionals and highly skilled and they are very helpful in terms of any clarification if we have any to discuss and they provide swift response which is really good.
Son of one of our Day Care members
I have been associated with NBCAA since its inception in November 2014. Later, my wife joined in January 2015. This program has helped us a great deal. I am able to manage my lower back pain without any medication. The quality of my sleep has improved significantly. My wife, a diabetic with hypertension and hypothyroidism is able to manage her condition well. Our interaction with other members and participation in social, cultural and fun activities here has brought cohesion and comradeship amongst the group and thus enhanced our social life.
Member of the Active Ageing Centre