Sarthak Prayas has set up a home with a clean, green, safe and secure environment where deprived senior citizens can live a happy and healthy life. It has a capacity of 25 people. Currently, we home about 10 people providing them with comfortable beddings, hygienic food all four times a day, clothes and basic entertainment facilities.
Today, India is home to 100 million senior citizens. Unfortunately, rapid urbanization has taken over the traditional value-system and shifted the socioeconomic priorities. Moreover, sons, daughters, grand children find less time to care for senior citizens in their families and often see them as a 'burden'. As a result, the elderly, feel unloved and neglected at this phase of their lives. Their deteriorating physical strength coupled with other geriatric illnesses further add to their difficulties.
The idea behind this programme is to provide neglected old age people with a comfortable, safe and secure environment where they can spend their day time and enjoy the company of people in the similar age group. They exchange jokes, share life experiences and above all feel cared for. Our first centre is operational in Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi with all basic amenities like newspapers, magazines of different interests, indoor games and a television.