The Spirit of Giving. U3A Udaipur celebrates Childrens Day in a Rajasthan village

December 
2010

Dr P Vyasamoorthy sends a report from the Andhra Pradesh Senior Citizens Confederation, Secunderabad.
Haryana CM Bhupender Singh Hooda concluded his appearance at the All-India Senior Citizens Confederation conference with a surprise announcement of a large personal donation of 10 lakhs to the confederation to help it develop its program. "the Haryana government has undertaken numerous different programs for the benefit of the elderly, through which they can both get self respect and also make a living".

Other reports of a similar useful nature can be found if you clickon Kaaranam-Ketkadey.

Delegates of the All-India Senior Citizens Confederation meeting Smt Sonia Gandhi on 25th Oct. (L-R) Sri DN Chapke, Sri NB Kulkarni, Sri RN Mital, Smt Sonia Gandhi, Sri Pradeep Mathur, Prof Visweswaraiah, and Mathura District Congress President

The U3A Asia Pacific Alliance announces that the Singapore International U3A Conference now has a poster - A4 size for convenience - to send out to your members or to put up on your noticeboard.

It is available from this website if you click here and download the pdf version.

If it does not download correctly please get in touch by email with me, the editor, tom@worldu3a.org

Sailesh Mishra announces the Eden Alternative Training, at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

The Centre for Lifelong Learning,TISS and Silver Inning Foundation are happy to announce a two day workshop on Eden Alternative Training to be held at TISS on the 9th and 10th of December,2010.

Eden at Home (EAH) applies our Ten-Principle Philosophy to improving quality of life for Elders living at home and their care partners. A community-based approach to person-centered care, EAH focuses on building collaborative care partner teams that include the active participation of the Elder herself. Working together, empowered care partner teams help to ensure the independence, dignity, and continued growth and development of our Elder care partners and each other. Contact Ms.Reis at 90-04091868 or 98-19819145
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit totally free website with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Salman Khan's ever-growing library provides user-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World. Lessons in Algebra, Banking, Basic arithmetic, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, History, Physics, Puzzles, Statistics, Trigonometry, and Venture Capital - clickon http://www.khanacademy.org

A A report from A K Malhotra on visit of Dr SAJJAN SINGH to Bhavana U3A Lucknow.
Dr SAJJAN SINGH, Executive Chairperson of ISU3A, visited Lucknow on invitation of BHAVANA and spent two days-10th & 11th Nov'10 visiting various places.

'SAMARPAN' Old Age Home. After formal welcome he was taken around the home and interacted with the residents comprising of highly literate persons from art and culture hailing from all religions.
BHAVANA's CHARITABLE PHYSIO THERAPY CENTER , where he was apprised of latest equipment and facilities available.
AASTHA Hospital & Hospice, known to be only Geriatrics and Palliative Care Center in North India Dr Abhishek Shukla explained the facilities available there and special care and treatment granted to Elders .

On 11th Morning he visited a new complex ( sort of community center) coming up in 40000sq ft area in Lucknow. It will house an OLD AGE HOME, a Temple, a primary school to be run by resident senior citizens for destitute children ,a Reading room A Hall and lot of Green area.

Bhavana called Special E C Meeting on 11th to felicitate Dr SAJJAN SINGH. He delivered a talk on "Stages of Motives of Human beings ".


Members of U3A Osaka, Japan, display their crafts at their recent Open Day Handmade Art and Crafts Exhibition. PATRIKA would be pleased to hear from Indian U3As of any similar Crafts or Art activities.

More GEMS from the U3A Online GEMS newsletter, published every month. To receive this write to the editor Dr Rick Swindell - ricks1912@gmail.com and the ScienceDaily website is here.

o Elderly to Outnumber Children by 2050 in Most Parts of World
o Jet-Lagged and Forgetful? Memory, Learning Problems Persist Long After Periods of Jet Lag
o B-Complex Vitamins May Help Slow Progression of Dementia
o Following Lifestyle Tips Could Prevent Almost a Quarter of Bowel Cancer Cases
o Older People Advised That Taking an Afternoon Nap Can Lead to More Active Lives
o How Do Beauty Product Ads Affect Consumer Self Esteem and Purchasing?
o Heavy Smoking in Midlife May Be Associated With Dementia in Later Years
o Marathons Damage the Hearts of Less Fit Runners for Up to Three Months,
o Discovery May Help Scientists Boost Broccoli’s Cancer-Fighting Power
o New Vision Correction Options for Baby Boomers
o Volunteering Can Benefit Those With Functional Limitations, Study Finds
o Adding Monounsaturated Fats to a Low-Cholesterol Diet Can Further Improve Levels
o Daily Dose of Beet Juice Promotes Brain Health in Older Adults
o Physical Fitness Curbs Frequency and Severity of Colds, Study Finds
o Mandatory Curbs on Food Salt Content 20 Times More Effective Than
Voluntary Curbs, Study Finds
o Yoga's Ability to Improve Mood and Lessen Anxiety Is Linked to Increased Levels of a
Critical Brain Chemical
o Alcohol Can Damage Much More Than Just the Liver
o Dangerous Chemicals in Food Wrappers Likely Migrating to Humans
o DHA Improves Memory and Cognitive Function in Older Adults
o Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being,
o Importance of Exercise for Those at Special Risk for Alzheimer's
o Combining Aerobic and Resistance Training Appears Helpful for Patients With Diabetes
o Caffeine and Glucose Combined Improves the Efficiency of Brain Activity
o Excess Fructose May Play Role in Diabetes, Obesity and Other Health Conditions

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