New Delhi20.02.16: Picture this! A group of old gentlemen with age group 55-70 years in front of their spouses, presenting her an eternal symbol of true love (Red Rose) looking directly in her eye, and vocalizing reasons for their lifelong admiration devotion, true love and trust in their partners. Sounds unbelievable? Making a difference on Valentine’s Day? Yes, there is a community where about 1500 seniors had a gala time with music, masti and fun on the occasion.

 

For years, Valentine’s Day is generally associated with young lovers to celebrate their love for each other. While everyone around the globe celebrated Valentine’s Day with much fun and fervor, the Residents of Ashiana senior living made it all the more special. With red roses symbolizing deep and undying promises of love, the evening presented an ethereal feel.

 

Tipping back from his daily evening walk, 75 years old, Mr. & Mrs Franklin, resident, Ashiana Utsav Bhiwadi, looked excitedly across the Activity Center in the community which was splashed with reds and pinks and erupted in a boisterous laugh. “I never thought I would celebrate my twilight years and make new friends at this age, but the activities organized here by Ashiana Housing have made me much more active, and I feel more positive too.

 

 

Ashiana Housing Ltd, organized Valentine’s Day celebration for their residents of Senior Living project. The event was organized at all 3 communities in Bhiwadi, Jaipur & Lavasa. It was time for senior citizens to teach the younger generation a thing or two about the lovely spirit and how to have fun.

 

The theme activity of the colorful evening was fun filled games and best couple Awards. With an aim — to celebrate love and companionship, Valentine’s Day turned into activity-packed day for Senior Citizens. The mood of all the seniors was in essence, one of romance, exemplified in the celebration

 

Receiving the best couple award of Mr. & Mrs. Utsav, LAVASA – 65 years old, Mr & Mrs. Ganju (1st) said, “Initiatives like these taken by the group motivate us.. Valentine’s Day conjured up images of love, romance, flowers and chocolate, but i believe every day is a Valentine’s Day. “Every day is a special day of my life. I consider my wife as my best companion and I always try to respect and listen to her.

 

81 years old, Mrs. Romila Arora, resident, Ashiana Utsav Bhiwadi recited a very moving and heartfelt poem dedicated to her late husband, in which she thanked him for sharing a loving life with her.

The grand finale was Senior Citizens walking on Ramp to add to the fun and gaiety of the occasion.

 

A right blend of nostalgia and paean to love can do wonders!