1. Symphony of Intergeneration’s
“IGLC”

Meeting the needs of changing demography – a cross- sectoral approach for Holistic Education to reap demographic dividends, enhance Learning Outcomes and reduce School drop outs

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Symphony of Intergeneration’s “IGLC” meeting the needs of changing demography – a cross- sectoral approach for Holistic Education to reap demographic dividends, enhance Learning Outcomes and reduce School drop outs

Well-trained Educated Senior Citizens are meaningfully engaged in teaching and learning processes with socio-economic disadvantageous group of Children from Government Schools of Delhi and NCR through “Intergenerational Learning Centre- IGLC”.

Enrolment and retention rate, regularity and attendance in Government schools has increased reducing drop out of children from Schools. Qualitative research by us supports the positive impact of IGLC on Quality of Life, Quality of Education and Lifelong Learning in children, Elderlies and parent community.

Intergenerational Learning Centre “IGLC” started in Government school Purva Madhymik Vidyalaya (Junior High School) Sector, 12 Noida in 2017 as post school intervention with the 6 std students, nurtured in a knowledge enriched familial environment, where each child can be what he/she want to be “Knowing Thyself and channelizing inherited potential”. IGLC is running with financial support of Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, Ministry of Culture in Noida & Jewar and ONGC in Delhi. IGLC is also a research project having ethical approval from Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS.

Impact - Within a short tenure, it has been found that Intergenerational Learning Centre- IGLC is mutually benefitting interacting generations. It has emerged not only as a connecting medium for generations but a link to bridge Government schools and community at large. Students are emerging as confident being and aspiring to realise their dream to become scientist, teachers, doctor, engineer, dancer, detectives, reporters, etc. Respect and care for Senior Citizens has grown in them. They are achieving good academic grades in their respective class/sections and actively participating in extra-curricular activities- Theatre, singing, dancing, drawing, etc. Parent are hoping for better future of their child and standard of living. Lifestyles and cognitive abilities of Senior Citizens or Elderlies has improved. They are more active and productive than before in daily activities. They are enjoying more respect and appreciation in their family, peer group and society.

2. Comprehensive Geriatric Health Care Mobile Van

“360-degree Doctors at Doorstep programme for 21 Old Age Homes, Resident Welfare Associations and communities of Delhi and NCR. On International Day for Older Persons (1st October, 2018), we ...

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“360-degree Doctors at Doorstep programme for 21 Old Age Homes, Resident Welfare Associations and communities of Delhi and NCR.

On International Day for Older Persons (1st October, 2018), we launched a comprehensive mobile geriatric health care unit, for 21 Old Age Homes and Resident Welfare Associations of Delhi/NCR to transfer positive vibes to our Elders. The Geriatric Mobile Van is equipped with latest technologies with basic laboratory tests and experienced doctors trained in Geriatric Medicine, physiotherapist, nurse & lab technician, etc. Health care includes active screening of Non-communicable diseases, management and rehabilitation for age related disease.

Peer to Peer Counselling and Integration of Inter-generational bonds through Senior people, school children & college students visits are additional forward complementing initiatives to restore harmony between generations and making a life worth living for in dignified place.

About HAI

Healthy Aging India, a not for profit organization, registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860. It is initiated by its Founder President, Dr. Prasun Chatterjee, Associate Professor from Department of Geriatric Medicine,All India of Medical Science, (AIIMS) New Delhi along with esteemed personalities from multiple walks of life with a vision to ensure quality of life to our ageing populace with the mission ...

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Our Projects

  • Intergenerational Learning Centre- IGLC.
  • 360 degree- Doctors at Doorstep Project "Comprehensive Mobile Heath Care Van" at old Age Homes
  • Health Education
  • Mass Immunization (Vaccination) program
  • Health Camps

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Story Of Changes

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Aspiring Children

Approach

We dreamt that life was joy. We awoke and saw that life was service and it was joy. We are realising trans-disciplinary approach integrating Health and Education sectors and Consolidating wisdom of Elderly and curiosity of Young minds for new learning.

News

Launch of Comprehensive Geriatric Health Care Mobile Van on International Day for Older Person on 1st October 2018 by Honorable Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Shri Anil Baijal

Empowered Elder Community

I was waiting for this opportunity only. It is so wonderful to interact with bubbly and enthusiastic group of children, they are full of life and want to learn. The energy of students is infectious, filled with joy. I am....

After 37 years of active involvement and superannuation as Engineer with Fertilizer and Power sector- NTPC, I realised that it is now time to return to society. Inter-Generational Learning Centre concept attracted me...

To me, frankly speaking, it is a very pious assignment to teach my favourite languages, Hindi & English. It was a real challenge to motivate and hold back students after full-length school time. In order to have...

Our Strategy

Our Mission

Quality Education to 1 Million Aspirant Children by Elderly
Meaningful Engagement to 1 Million Elderly
Reaping Demographic Dividends with 10 Million Visionary Citizens
Human Resources Development with 100 million Productive Citizens

Our Vision

Dignified and Active Society for all Ages envisioning better Geriatric health coverage to Older Indians (60+) and Quality Education to children (10-14 years)

Our Impact

Video of Healthy Aging India(HAI)

DD National "Doctors Online" Programe

IGLC Video

Well Wishers

आई जी एल सी के बारे में-

जिस समाज में बच्चो को संस्कार और पढाई, युवाओं को रोज़गार और कमाई बुज़ुर्गो...

माननीय श्री राजनाथ सिंह जी
गृह मंत्री, भारत सरकार

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आई जी एल सी के बारे में-

जिस समाज में बच्चो को संस्कार और पढाई, युवाओं को रोज़गार और कमाई बुज़ुर्गो को सेवा और दवाई का काम हो रहा हो वास्तव में वही समाज स्वर्ग है

Let me congratulate IGLC for the excellent work they are doing. This is a great cause and is urgently needed to improve...

Shri. Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS New Delhi

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Let me congratulate IGLC for the excellent work they are doing . This is a great cause and is urgently needed to improve the moral fabric of our society. Todays initiative to educate public on cancer prevention and pneumonia is very much needed. Many diseases are preventable and there is a need to a educate the public to take measures to improve their health

I wish everyone involved in todays function the very best and pray that they continue with energy and zeal they showed today to do this great work

गाँधी स्मृति में यह आयोजन हेल्थी एजिंग इंडिया की तरफ से हुआ जो बूढ़े - बच्चों सहित सभी के लिए प्रेरणास्पद हो जीवन में सफलता उतनी महत्वपूर्ण....

श्री राम बहादुर राय
पद्म श्री, वरिष्ठ पत्रकार

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गाँधी स्मृति में यह आयोजन हेल्थी एजिंग इंडिया की तरफ से हुआ जो बूढ़े - बच्चों सहित सभी के लिए प्रेरणास्पद हो जीवन में सफलता उतनी महत्वपूर्ण नहीं होती जितनी यह की व्यक्ति अपने जीवन को सार्थक समझे। यही इस आयोजन का सन्देश है। इसका अधिक प्रचार प्रसार होना चाहिए यह कार्य सफल हो ईश्वर से यही प्रार्थना है

I am very fascinated being an Education Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar (GBN) district that IGLC...

Shri. Bal Mukund Prasad
Basic Shiksha Adhikari, GBN

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I am very fascinated being an Education Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar (GBN) district that IGLC has started during my tenure and very thankful to Mr. Prashun Chatterjee and Ms.Pushplata who have been so kind to our children. The idea of engaging senior citizens is a noble work for society and is truly a blessing to those families who actually hail from disadvantageous sections of the society. Healthy Aging India’s program IGLC is really really working towards the betterment of needy students and promises bright future of the students.As I have visited the IGL centre many times and observed that the students, specially girls are learning life skills, safety skills, moral, ethical characteristics, etc. The students are very happy to be a part of IGLC and have started aspiring to achieve their dreams and life goals. The parents and teachers, both are very hopeful towards their future. This initiative will lead the teachers community as well. I request to Mr.Prashun to start more IGL centers in Noida itself as this place is hub of companies, factories and here most of the families are migrant, who seek employment in these factories. Thanking to IGLC and all those seniors respected people who are serving in this. My wishes are always with all teammates of IGLC.

Dr. Prashun Chatterjee

Founder President
"Healthy Aging India"

We cannot stop the clock but we can keep our spirits young with humor, gratitude, and creativity. Being a Geriatrician I always promote meaningful engagement for older adults as that is the best way to achieve a graceful ageing.


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Message Dr. Prashun Chatterjee(Founder President)

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We cannot stop the clock but we can keep our spirits young with humor, gratitude, and creativity. Being a Geriatrician I always promote meaningful engagement for older adults as that is the best way to achieve a graceful ageing. It is also well known that the school children are more receptive towards their grandparents for many reasons. Older adults had advantage of life experience, their love towards the children are unconditional, they are non- judgmental, but well organized and disciplined. Most importantly they are immune to the unhealthy race of success or failure.

My nebulous IGLC concept of 2015 is a reality today. Our 1st initiative has proven to be - a win-win-win situation for all three stakeholders; older adults educator (value addition in their life), school students of class VI (who has seen a delta changes in their class performance and approach to their life), the parents who were struggling to fulfill their basic need (roti, kapra and makan),now approaching the education system with lots of warmth, expectations and aspiration.

IGLC is not only a remedy for the not-so-privileged children who cannot afford additional support system for their education but also a hope, a pleasure, a satisfaction for the “ Super Agers” who would like to transfer the evolution lamp to the next generation for a better planet. IGLC is platform where everyone has equal chance to explore his or her potential.

Geriatric care mainly focuses on hospital-based care in various health systems. The concept of home-based care, day care centre or community geriatrics for frail elderly has not yet evolved in India. Our aim is to address these untouched fields by running Comprehensive Geriatric care Mobile Van in Delhi/NCR and Health Camps, all over India especially for Geriatric population.

It was my trip to Boston in 2015 to attend a conference on Frailty. My friend Yachneet, who was working in USA, invited me to see the work of Prof. Peter Whitehouse at Cleveland Ohio.

I was amazed to see a Primary and Middle School, which was open to all students and families, and uses a non-traditional educational approach.

When I meet Dr Cathy Whitehouse, one of the founder, she explained with lot of enthusiasm the mission of their school was “to connect, create and guide a multigenerational community of lifelong learners and spirited citizens.”

I thought that day that multigenerational learning model would be much more relevant in my country.

I came back and visit few Govt. schools of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. It was disheartening to see the situation of school students from socioeconomically weaker section between age groups of 10-14 years, a crucial phase of personality development. Most of the students from standard VI or Seven were unable to read and comprehend their subject’s book. They are missing into the crowd of ignorance, uncertainty and hatred. So, they are choosing alternate pathway to fulfill their needs and dropping out from their school. I understood present generation primary education system has lagged behind as compared to the progress of the fiscal growth of the nation.

School students from most of the Government schools were devoid of holistic educational support for a wholesome development, there by highly insecure about their future. Evidences are plenty to endorse my statements. One such example was a report suggested “in over 85,000 students droped out from Delhi Government schools in last 1 year.

85000-students-dropped-out-last-year/articleshow/62075449.cms

Being a Geriatrician I always promote meaningful engagement for older adults as that is the best way to achieve a graceful ageing. It is also well known that the school children are more receptive towards their grandparents for many reasons. Older adults had advantage of life experience, their love towards the children are unconditional, they are nonjudgmental, but well organized and disciplined. Most importantly they are immune to the unhealthy race of success or failure.

Studies had also suggested those who had been mentored by their grandparents perform better in most of the domains of life like in profession, in family, in social skill and most importantly managing the stress of life.

So, I hypothesized and wrote a project to meaningfully engage this two extreme generations (Children to Senior Citizens) and allowing them to nurture each other with love, value and education. Simplify the school learning closer to the reality of life through the wisdom, social, intellectual, occupational knowledge and life experience of older adults:- A place called Intergenerational learning Centre(IGLC) at Noida Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya ,1st time in this Country.

My nebulous concept of 2015 is a reality today. Our 1st initiative has proven to be - a win-win-win situation for all three stakeholders; older adults educator(value addition in their life), school students of class VI(who has seen a delta changes in their class performance and approach to their life), the parents who were struggling to fulfill their basic need (roti, kapra and makan),now approaching the education system with lots of warmth, expectations and aspiration.

IGLC is not only a remedy for the not-so-privileged children who cannot afford additional support system for their education but also a hope, a pleasure, a satisfaction for the “ Super Agers” who would like to transfer the evolution lamp to the next generation for a better planet. IGLC is platform where everyone has equal chance to explore his or her potential.

Through this initiative, we have just tried to bring the pearls of Wisdom, love, and care together from multiple generations and create a necklace to the school education system and not to prove or disprove anything.

I am grateful to Gandhi Smiriti and Darshan Samithi, Ministry of culture, Govt of India for believing and funding me for this project.

I am thankful to the all staffs of IGLC, specially all our Heroes, the elderly educators(……..), students (………..) ,the Director, young dynamic coordinator (………),project assistant (……..)Dr Vijay, NP Singh from the department of Geriatric Medicine for their efforts and selfless services.I am thankful to my family and head of the department for allowing me to listen to my heart.

Now, We are confident after the first final declaration of result from Noida school ,where our students has outperformed and proved that this model is upscale able to any part of this country and if possible beyond that where we want to create a bunch of “ Conscientious” citizen of this country.

Let's “Encourage, educate and empower” across the generation.

God bless you all.

Team

We Pledge

“To dedicate ourselves to serve humanity by promoting good health, alleviating pain and suffering;

To inculcate amongst ourselves the feelings of brotherhood of man and fatherhood of God;

By strengthening our roots of compassion, courage and faith, will offer selfless services to all and will be non-partisan in our approach;

To execute and discharge our duties to the best of our abilities and capacity;

So,. help us GOD by illuminating our path towards our destination….”