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Elderly take part in yoga programmes | 07 January 2020

Elderly take part in yoga programmes

Mrs Larue addressing the gathering (Photo: Thomas Meriton)

The residents of La Retraitre home for the elderly will now have the opportunity to take part in Yoga classes offered by the Indian high commission in partnership with the Jeo Jyoti Foundation.

The class was officially launched yesterday with a sensitisation presentation on the importance of yoga given by Surya Khanna from the Jeo Jyoti Foundation. The presentation was attended by the Minister for Family Affairs Mitcy Larue, the chief executive of the Elderly Council, Lise Marie-France and the residents of the home.

In her opening address to the residents, Minister Larue noted the different health benefits that elderly people can get through yoga, adding that more programmes aimed for the elderly will be coming this year.

The yoga programme will begin today and last for seven to nine days. The programme will eventually be taken to all homes for the elderly in Seychelles.

“We have done a number of medical projects but this is the first time that we will be doing it for the homes for the elderly,” said Mr Khanna.

He noted that before the residents start their classes they will have to fill out a form detailing their medical history as to get a better account of the type of lessons they would get.

 

Christophe Zialor

 

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