HelpAge India (HI), registered in 1978, is a national level, secular, apolitical, not for profit organization dedicated to the cause of the elderly. Since last 32 years HelpAge India has supported over 4000 age care service and development projects, reaching out to the underprivileged older persons / elders, their families and immediate community, with the focus on poor, destitute, physically challenged widows and dalits. Approximately Rs. 30 crore is disbursed on such interventions annually.
HelpAge India works for the cause and care of the disadvantaged older persons and therefore, any area that is concerned with a better quality of life for elderly section of the society merits its focused attention. Policy Advocacy, Health, Livelihood security, Micro Credit, HelpLines, Old Age Homes/Day Care Centres, Physiotherapy Centres Disaster Relief, Awareness, Older Person’s empowerment are some primary areas of focus of HelpAge India.
Physiotherapy is the treatment with physical modalities like heat, cold, mille ampere electric current and with therapeutic exercises for the physical wellbeing. Physiotherapy care is fundamental to ageing care. The physiological changes result in reduction of muscle power and tone, reduced range of motion and bone density. Symptoms include general weakness faulty body postures, decrease in cardiopulmonary endurance and reduced exercise tolerance. Apart from these, conditions like back pain, shoulder pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions, paralysis and other neurological conditions which are common in geriatrics can be managed by physiotherapy.
HelpAge India in association with Senior Citizens Association, Nerul is inaugurating a new Physiotherapy Unit at Nerul on 21st July 2011. The Centre will focus on Senior Citizens and is also open for the community people. The service will be given to all senior citizens at a special rate and a very nominal charge will be taken for others. Senior Citizens under below poverty line category will be given free treatment. The Centre will be of service to more than five thousand senior citizens.
Date - 21st July 2011
Time – 4 P.M.
Venue – Jyeshth Nagarik Bhavan , Sector – 12, Plot. 7/C, Nr. Gaondevi Temple, Nerul –W, Navi Mumbai – 400706.
For any further clarification please contact Mr.Valerian Pais – 9820970237.
Director - 9821224513
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