Alive Golden Fest 2020 enthralls the senior citizens of Trivandrum

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"Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength" was once said by American writer and social activist Betty Friedan. The zest and joy of the total 50 senior citizens who participated in this year’s Alive Golden Fest competitions was a reflection of this saying. The competitions that were held as part of the annual World Elder’s Day on October 1 turned out as a moment to rejoice for the senior citizens across Trivandrum and beyond.
 For many of us, the Covid lockdown period helped in turning first-time cooks to organic farmers, but it was a complete shutdown of daily activities and movement for our elders. To lighten up their secluded lives during COVID 19, India’s first complete aging solutions company, Alive, organised the three-day cultural gala prior to the Elder’s Day from September 26. The pandemic has made us tech-savvy as video call apps are must-have for people of all generations now. Well, it helped our elder citizens too to join the cultural fiesta from their respective houses through these online apps.  The contests designed by Alive Foundation under the banner of Alive Golden Fest 2020 were a total "relaxation" for senior citizens who showcased spirited participation throughout. With the theme ‘active aging’, the competition rounds like singing, painting, story writing, quiz etc. saw an energetic bunch from various walks of life.

 Highlighting the need to organize such events, Alive CEO, BRB Puthan says, “Redefining their retirement life and age, the contestants showcased energetic participation in all events. As many are confined to their houses, these events help them to eliminate boredom and explore their long-lost talents. It was fun and lovely to see how some of the grandchildren turned digital assistants for their grandparents. It's the liveliness of the elders which as a group keeps us motivated and prompt to organize it every year”.  Elated by winning second prize in quiz competition was 79-year-old KK Pisharadi, “It’s my first time joining such contests that too through an online app. Being an elder person, I had to seclude myself at my house for the past seven months, but this event excited me as I could build new friendships and also explore my artistic skills.” Mr. Pisharadi was one of the strong participants who took part in painting, elocution and story writing too. Well, for our elder pals don't be worried if you missed a chance to enroll in this year'' events, we will be coming up with some new online-contests and events and keep following our FB page to get notified. 
To conclude, the psychiatrists across the globe believe that fulfilling the physical, psychological and emotional needs of elders is the key to keep them healthy and happy. So isn't the right time we think more about them as their today is our tomorrow too. The old-age maybe a retirement from our profession but not from our life! 
Stay Happy and Healthy!!
Team Alive

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