Bengaluru Hosts Trends and Challenges in elder care

Bengaluru September 2018: A very interesting seminar on Trends and Challenges in elder care was held in Bengaluru on 29th August 2018. This unique seminar was brought in a very informative and interesting manner by the sponsors CovaiCare and Mantri Primus. Silver Talkies were the knowledge partners and Harmony – Celebrate Age, the media partners for this event, supported by Parkside by Brigade and Pressalit Care, Denmark.The seminar focused on the need to integrate care to living solutions and the need to create an inclusive society that will address needs of elders including elders with special children.

Speaking on the occasion Col. Achal Sridharan ( VSM) , Managing Director of Covai Care, stressed on the need to build a care inclusive living model for seniors.  With longevity, he said people spent a third of their life after retirement and while designing solutions to them, one must keep in mind the need to integrate care.  

Mr.Adarsh – Managing director of Mantri Primus spoke about perceptions and realities in elder care. Mr. Ganesh,  Chairman Portea spoke on the rise of elder care as an industry and the need for funding the requirements.  He said that the surging elder population in India posed a challenge and opportunity to the policy makers.  He spoke about the various investment opportunities in this sun rise industry.

District Governor RI District 3190 Rtn. Suresh Hari was the chief guest.  A book on ageing and care was launched during this seminar.  Speaking on the occasion, he informed the audience about various initiatives of the Rotary specific to district 3190 and the commitment to the cause of Care.

Some of the best professionals in the care industry gave insights on multiple forms of care.   Dr. Radhamurthy of Nightingale spoke on dementia,  Dr. Nagesh Simha from Karunashraya spoke on palliative care,  Mr. Rajagopal founder and CEO of KITES spoke on assisted living and preventive care,  Dr. Anitha Arokiasamy spoke on home care and Mr. Sridhar Aravamuthan from Behavioral Momentum Institute spoke on care for elders with special children. 

A very important topic on loneliness in elders was beautifully presented through a short film and presentation by Mr. Vineet Verma, CEO Brigade Hospitality Services.   Mr. Ayush from spoke on how products made a change to the day to day living of seniors. 

A very unique panel presented the need to create an inclusive society.  R. Puneet Gupta from SAP touched upon SAP’s CSR initiative of touching a billion lives through health care,  Dr. Ali Kwaja of the Banjara Academy spoke about the cause of persons with disabilities,  Ms. Vidya Ramasubban co founder of Kick start cabs spoke about mobility solutions to the challenged,  Ms. Swapna Kishore on creating a supportive environment for dementia.

The audience was across a segment of stake holders across NGOs, HR professionals, Care specialist, Hospitality,  Health Care,  Private Equity,   Builders, Architects ,  Consultants etc.,

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