Walkathon on International Day of Older Persons
A walkathon was conducted as a part of student project by the Department of Occupational Therapy, SOAHS, MAHE, on International Day of Older Persons 1st October, 2018 from 4pm to 6 pm in Ajaria, Udupi. It was an awareness program conducted in collaboration with Udupi Senior Citizens’ Association and SCIO foundation to promote health and well-being of older adults. A total of seventy five people participated in the event. Four participants were declared as winners (two men and two women). Medals and participation certificates were awarded to the winners and participants. Screening program for fall risk and dementia were also conducted by students. The chief guest Mr. Niranjan Bhat, District Disability Officer, attended the event on behalf of the Smt Priyanka Mary Francis, Deputy Commissioner, Udupi.