The AktivSupport™ Group Launch – 28th January 2015
New Delhi – AktivOrtho launches a support group for the elderly and differently-abled patients….
We successfully launched our much-anticipated AktivSupport Group to help differently-abled and elderly patients live a more independent, healthy and Aktiv life. The first session took place at the Vasant Vihar centre on 28th January. Many of our more senior patients attended the first meeting with relatives and care-givers.
The AktivSupport Group is an opportunity for patients and their care-givers to share their experiences and tips. The aim of the meeting was to ensure that they do not feel isolated due to their disability.
Our neuro-physiotherapist, Ms. Pooja Bajaj, along with other senior physiotherapists and our metabolic balance® coach and senior nutritionist contributed to the program.
Dr. Gerd Mueller (MD), Co-Founder of AktivOrtho, also addressed the session and received many accolades from the attendees. One lady, whom we must call ‘a tower of positivity’, praised him profusely and said that the centre is “The Haven of Peace!”
It was an informal (introductory) session and the participants chatted to each other, swapping stories and advice. Their queries were answered by our expert team. Ms Pooja Bajaj gave them tips on the safety in the home as well as when going out. She explained how to avoid falls, which are common amongst the elderly patients. “Falls can be devastating. It can be prevented by being proactive and following some practical tips and opting for a few changes in the ergonomics of the house.” She said.
A host of other risk factors and advice on preventive steps were discussed by the AktivOrtho team including exercises under supervision and the importance of a proper home safety assessment.
The zest and positivity displayed by many patients at the meeting was a lesson to us all. The session was full of humour and laughter. It was inspiring to see how people live their lives to the fullest in spite of challenging medical conditions and physical limitations.
The audience thoroughly enjoyed the first meeting of the AktivSupport Group and are eagerly awaiting the next. They were given copies of the health tips to keep at home. All the forthcoming sessions will include group exercises under supervision as well.
Dates for the next meeting will be published soon on our website, digital social media pages and through posters at all our centres.