Bombay Archdiocesan Senior Citizens’ Association
BASCA stands for Bombay Archdiocesan Senior Citizens’ Association, founded in 2011.The primary objective of the Association is to reach out to the Catholic Senior Citizens in Mumbai. It also aims to bring joy, happiness and grace in the lives of the Senior Citizens through “Positive Ageing”.
“Positive Ageing” is a term used to describe the process of maintaining a positive attitude with a strong emotional self, physically healthy, and engaging fully in life as you age. Positive Ageing is NOT about living longer, or about how to avoid growing old. It is about making the most of the greying age.
Ageing is often associated with many rewarding experiences, although the older persons experience many physical, psychological and social changes. For example- some people experience changes in physical functioning, social networking, financial management and bereavement. Keeping a positive attitude toward ageing is particularly important as it allows one to continue to feel good and have a sense of control as one faces a new life cycle. As people age it is natural to move in and out of periods of positive ageing. Those who are positive live longer with healthier lives and enjoy a good quality of life.