Seniors’ Day Out To The Movies
A NGO based in Pune sometimes takes residents of some old age homes in Pune (Punyadham, Abalmaya, Matoshree) for movies… films the seniors are keen to watch. This time, the NGO took the seniors for ‘Raazi’ as they were keen to see it.
Some of these old age homes also house seniors who were found homless on streets; and Punyadham also organises weddings of their senior inmates who do not have a living life-partner so that they can live the rest of their lives with life-companions.
The seniors are looked after on their day out to the movies just as we would had we taken our elders to the movies…. just like our parents or uncles and aunts would take us for movies when we were children.
We believe, when our parents, uncles, aunts become old, and turn into the children we once were, it’s pay back time for us. Such trips to the movies, now and then, also helps the seniors get over some of the loneliness they go through living away from old friends and family.
Their message to us post their movie trip:
“…. everything was well-coordinated and planned, the seniors enjoyed and it was a memorable evening for all of us! Everyone was cheerful and ‘Raazi’ by the end of ‘Raazi’.”
Thank you Archana Bhatnagar and Devamitra Panda and Priyanka Chaturvedi(and Mukul Madhav Foundation www.mmpc.in/) Rita Hinduja-Chhabria for sponsoring these old age home seniors’ day out to the movies.