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Cops help Delhi's elderly battle loneliness

New Delhi: In an effort to bring smiles on the face of the senior citizens who suffer loneliness and social isolation, Delhi Police have found a recipe in the form of laughter yoga sessions, a way to bring some happiness in their stressful life.
Outer Delhi police held several sessions where most of the senior citizens have come to join the camps. More than 1,800 elderly people were registered with the district police and the police officials have been visiting their houses regularly.
Talking to Millennium Post, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Pankaj Singh stated that the laughter yoga is the medicine which can bring happiness in the life of elderly people.
"Their safety is our priority. Through the camps we wish every senior citizen a happy long and healthy life," said Singh, adding that several health camps have also been organised in the district.
Many elderly citizens attended the recentl session in Najafgarh Most of the senior citizens live alone in the house and several reasons like the lack of social contact, is a leading cause of poor physical and mental health. They also do not know how to use modern communication such as Facebook, Email, Skype etc.
The Delhi Police personnel have been visiting and talking to them about their problems and also verifying the maids and the tenants living in the area.
According to a police official, they also send greeting cards on different occasions like birthday or new year as they should feel that there is someone who cares about them.
Delhi Police has a Senior Citizens Cell which works for the safety and well-being of senior citizens in the Capital.

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