Pune is the nerve center of senior citizens’ activities in Maharashtra. Pune has as many as 52 senior citizens’ clubs, and they are organized into the Association of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of Pune (ASCOP). This association formed in 1991 is part of FESCOM (Federation of Senior Citizens’ Organizations Maharashtra). Among its objectives is the creation of unity among various senior citizens. ASCOP has established a wing called Academy of Senior Citizens to undertake activities and programs in education, training and research. The motto of ASCOP is “Empowerment of the elderly for healthier, serene, and independent living”.
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