SAMARTH WEEKLY DIGEST
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3 THINGS WE FEEL YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM
10 Common misconceptions about aging. As we age, we become, what we think we will become. As per a 20 year long research by a professor from Yale university, having positive perceptions about aging (e.g. wisdom, self-realization, satisfaction) instead of negative perceptions (e.g. useless, helpless, devalued) is associated with a nearly eight-year increase in average lifespan! Read the 10 myths about aging. Although this research was done in America, several points are as relevant for India as they are for US
How to do safely use online banking: Online banking is the most convenient form of banking for senior citizens because you can do many transactions from the comfort of your living room. That said, one needs to be careful about certain aspects to ensure safety and security. Here is are some practical online banking security tips. In addition, you can also watch a video on 5 tips for safe online banking
5 Healthy low-sugar Festival treats to make at home: The Gowri-Ganesha festival is an occasion to give thanks and pray for the health of all our family members. What makes most Indian festivals a great occasion are the rituals, prayers, and the feasts. There are special eatables prepared for each festival, and when Ganesha comes home, it’s a bit more! In many houses, the Ganesh Chathurthi is a multi-day festival and every day, and different eats are prepared to please the Gods and our palates. Even if one is diabetic, there is no harm in having quick low-sugar eats that won’t run riot with the blood sugar levels. Here are 5 ideas for sweet dishes that you could prepare at your home
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever!” – Walt DisneyGetting “
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SAMARTH COMMUNITY
Last week’s Samarth Milan event was highly engaging and fun. In case you haven’t attended our event before, Samarth Milan is an intimate get together of enthusiastic seniors who have a lot MASTI and FUN besides discussing topics of common interest. Last week, we had covered a personal finance topic of creating a “Networth sheet for seniors” and a discussion on Teacher’s day besides having fun and engagement. You can watch the highlights of the last week’s event here on our YouTube channel. Samarth Milan events are held on Zoom every Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. We send out free invites for this event via e-mail. We would be delighted to have you attend our next event that is scheduled for September 15th at 5:30 PM. During this event, we would have one of our travel enthusiasts take you on a travel journey that will be followed by poetry recitation by seniors. If you miss out your personal invitation, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Products, services & entertainment to make your life easier, happier and safer
Learn how to do seated Surya Namaskar from a 85 year old grandmother. Watch and follow this granddaughter – grandmother jodi who teach you a simple way to do Surya Namaskar while being seated on your chair
A magnifying lens with built in light. A magnifying glass with a proper lighting is a great tool to help senior citizens read small text on newspapers, check the expiry dates and MRP on medicines etc. Samarth recommends this illuminated pocket magnifier that can reach up to 45X magnification. Currently available at a discount of 79% at Samarth Webstore
RESULT OF LAST WEEK’S POLL
Last week we had asked you to share your next vacation plan and here is what you told us
- 76% of you would like to travel to a destination with-in India while 24% would prefer international
- 71% of you would want to go on a vacation with your spouse while 17% of you would love to go with your friends in addition to your spouse. It seems most of you value your independence in enjoying your vacation the way you want to – a big thumbs up to this spirit!
- In terms of preferred destinations, your top 3 choices are – Pilgrimage site (27%), Mountains/hills (23%) and places near Oceans/beaches (20%)
- Sharing some very useful travel tips that we heard from you:
- “Fulfil your dreams of travelling when you are in active mode. Enjoy the life without tension.”
- “Take all precautions to prevent Covid 19”
- “Carry insurance, all medicines, protective clothing, good walking shoes and mobile”
- “Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. As far as possible carry home food, may be carry an Induction stove and try to cook your own food”
We are extremely grateful to you for participating in our polls and sharing your views. Thank you!
POLL OF THE WEEK
Our personal passions and hobbies add a unique dimension to our personality. Retirement, gives you a wonderful opportunity to pursue all your hobbies and personal passions – we would love to learn more about your hobbies. Click here to respond.
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