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Over 200 people united with lighted candles to witness the launch of You Matter by COOJ – a suicide prevention ‘listening’ helpline at Menezes Braganza hall in Panaji, on Tuesday. A landline number, ph: 2252525, will function only Mondays to Fridays from 3pm to 7pm. The helpline will not be a ‘toll-free’ line.

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World Alzheimer’s Day

COOJ observed World Alzheimer’s Day on the 21st of September – to bring attention to all those affected by the disease. The program included info about Dementia, its warning signs and  tips on how to cope with it.

World Mental Health Day

Drive for mental health in the villages of Bardez. 10th October

Mental Health Clinic

World Mental Health Day

The COOJ Geriatric and Dementia Program was started with the goal of improving the quality of life of senior citizens. It promotes health, well-being, and independence through recreation, creative and therapeutic activities, support services and information. Our area of work spreads across the overall geriatric population and also provides specific rehabilitation services for people with dementia.

2017 has been an eventful year for the eldercare program. June marked the opening of the COOJ Senior Therapy Center – a one of its kind, day facility for seniors, with or without dementia, with various activities that focus on active living and general interest of the elderly. A typical day consists of physical exercises, social time, creative activity and cognitive work, offering a holistic approach towards their wellbeing.

In addition, we also inaugurated the Memory Clinic which provides assessment and treatment opportunities for those suffering from memory problems. 

Our annual event, The Golden Stage, held in February saw as many as 300 elders from several aged homes and the community, dance to the tunes of Elvis Presley! And a beach visit for the residents of the Guirim Aged Home provided a splashing time, even for those on wheelchairs!

The icing on the cake was the new bus, which was generously donated by a Swiss organization called Delta.

Our center continues to be on the pursuit of empowering psychologically disabled adults to achieve “personally fulfilling, socially meaningful and functionally effective interaction” to live a productive life.  With work as an essential part of an adult life and myths of psychological disability minimizing work opportunities a long awaited initiative was finally brought to life on 24th May 2017 through the COOJ Shoppe a training center for clients who have attained a level of normalcy as well as an outlet for the sale of our products

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Weekly music,dance, singing and drama therapy continues. The day begins with physical, mindfulness exercises and yoga by clients themselves regularly. Festivals of Ganesh, Diwali and Christmas and important days like women’s day are observed and celebrated.

This year, the Friends Club organised activities which were more informative and environmental friendly. Annual General Body Meeting was organized in November and Mrs. YogitaMehra was invited as a resource person who conducted an interactive session on how to grow healthy foods organically followed by presentations on the annual report and financial report. This session motivated our clients to form a Garden club.

Our annual picnic was on the shore of Serna-batim beach where we enjoyed playing various games and relished a sumptuous meal.

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

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