Free wheelchair service during kutcheri season

FreeWheelchairservicebanner1December is the season of music and dance in Chennai and the music season has started in full earnest.  Every year, a large percentage of rasikas are older people and this year is no exception.  In order not to miss the performances of their favourite artists,  many of them even surmount their mobility issues to reach the Sabhas.

A quick glance at the facilities at the Sabhas quickly shows that most auditoriums are devoid of even the basis infrastructure necessary for the comfort of senior citizens. The aisles are narrow, the steps steep and the toilets – the less we say, the better.

In order to create an awareness about the special needs of senior citizens, Old is Gold Store is providing free wheelchair service at selected Sabhas during this music season. While this not only provides an immediate solution to one of the problems, it also highlights the poor support that public places in India provide for the senior citizens and the disabled.

We reached out to all the major Sabhas and two of them responded immediately and have welcomed us to provide this facility at their Sabha hall.  One of them is Chennai Cultural where this facility started yesterday and the other is Hamsadhwani where the facility will be available from the 16th of December.

Old is Gold Store is highly appreciative of these two Sabhas for being so sensitive to the needs of the patrons and for being so proactive and forth-coming.  We hope that soon more Sabhas join this elite group.

 

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Elders day Celebrations

Yesterday was International Day of Older Persons, a day dedicated to all those people above the age of 60.  Old Is Gold Store along with Kauvery Hospital are conducting a Exhibition with lectures at the Kauvery Hospital premises from 1st Oct through 3rd of October 2012.

The flyer circulated in the area is attached below.

Celebrating Age – India Expo 2012

Vision India is organizing a Celebrating Age – India Expo 2012 across all major cities in India during the months of September and October 2012.  This is a major event for senior citizens of India showcasing over 50 stalls including major banks, hospitals, insurance companies and other companies relevant to senior citizens in India.

The calendar for the expo across different cities is given below:

CITY MONTH DATES VENUE
BANGALORE SEPTEMBER 1  &   2 NIMHANS CONVENTION CENTER, NEAR DAIRY CIRCLE, WILSON GARDEN.
PUNE SEPTEMBER 7 &8 GANESH KALA KREEDA KENDRA, NEAR NEHRU STADIUM, SWARGATE
MUMBAI SEPTEMBER 15&16 WORLD TRADE CENTRE, COLABA,
AHMEDABAD SEPTEMBER 22&23 GUJARAT UNIVERSITY CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER
GOA SEPTEMBER 29&30 THE SPORTS AUTHORITY OF GOA- CAMPAL INDOOR STADIUM COMPLEX
CHENNAI OCTOBER 6&7 ANNAI TERESA WOMEN COMPLEX,VALLUVAR KOTTAM HIGH ROAD,NUNGAMBAKKAM
HYDERABAD OCTOBER 13&14 EXPOTEL  HOTEL HYDERABAD TRADE EXPO CENTRE PVT. LTD.
LOWER TANK BUND ROAD
DELHI OCTOBER 20&21 THE PARK HOTEL NEW DELHI

Please mark your calendar and remember to attend the Expo in your city.  Entry is free.   To know more, click here.