To sensitize the elderly about the importance of a healthy heart, HelpAge India used the Pantomime artists from the theatre group, Jagran, to create awareness about the issue by the use of colorful & silent mimes. These mimes were in the in form of interactive plays performed by talented artists. This theatrical show clearly outlined the need of a healthy balanced diet consisting of green leafy veggies, as they are rich in iron content & equally stressed on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
The tests that were conducted, comprised, ECG, ECHO, Blood Glucose Monitoring, free consultation with the cardiologist and dietician etc. Approximately 100 senior citizens from the area attended the camp. A corresponding radio campaign was also aired throughout the day on Radio Mirchi urging people to take care of their heart.
This Healthy Heart Campaign, is a little effort, to not only screen the elderly for cardiovascular problems but also create awareness about the issue and give them some tips to take back home, which they could incorporate in their daily lifestyle. After all, in words of Thomas Sydenham, “A man is as old as his arteries.”