Bhubaneswar:1/9/18: Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEP) Minister Prafulla Samal on Saturday inaugurated Odisha’s first state-supported multi-activity centre for senior citizens, ‘Anand’, at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar.
‘Anand’ has been developed by the Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department (SSEPD) in consultation with the Tata Trusts and implemented by HelpAge India.
H.S.D Srinivas, Director –Health, Tata Trusts, and Imtiaz Ahmed, Mission Head –Age Care, HelpAge India were present during the inauguration.
The objective of the centre is to address the various needs of the elderly by developing a model of active engagement and awareness about health and wellness that will improve their quality of life.
It will also facilitate happy ageing through recreational and learning activities and by providing a platform for socialization.
Furthermore, the facility aims to encourage member citizens to, in turn, organise medical camps, and provide timely counselling and medical support to senior citizens belonging to BPL families as well.