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May 11, 2018

India: 115th Birthday Celebrated of World Oldest Living Person

We at Silver Innings wish Happy 115 Birthday to World Oldest Living Person SUPER CENTENARIAN Mrs. MATHIURONGLIU GANGMEI of Makhuam-3 village, Marangjing, Noney District, Manipur-795159, India.



God bless her with long, happy, healthy and peaceful life.

She celebrated her 115 Birthday on 9th of May 2018.


As informed provided by:
K G Akham
Office Asstt.
Children Training School, Noney, Manipur
Email: kgakham@gmail.com
Contact No. 9612971541
Posted by #Silverinnings on 11th May 2018



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December 6, 2017

A1SNEHANJALI Assisted Living Elder Care Home Mumbai

A1 SNEHANJALI
 Assisted Living Elder Care Home


A Silver Innings group project

“Transforming lives to mitigate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom”
 “A1Snehanjali”, an initiative started by Silver Innings on 17th Aug 2013, is one of its kind first dedicated 24 x 7 assisted living facility in a care-home for seniors in Mumbai, who do not need constant medical intervention or nursing home care. The care-home is located at historic town of Nalasopara (West Rly), which is about 50 km from Mumbai in western suburbs. The well known coastal beaches like Kalamb, Rajodi, Arnala and Suruchi Wadi are within 2 to 4 kms radius. Historical Buddhist caves, Ancient Church, Agashi Jain Temple, Shani Dev Temple, Vasai Fort are other famous places to visit within the proximity of the care-home. It is accessible from Nalasopara, as well as from Vasai and Virar. Sanjeevani Hospital, Cardinal Gracious Hospital, Alliance and Riddhi Siddhi Hospital are within accessible distance for any medical emergency.
Silver Innings is an internationally acclaimed Social Enterprise working with Senior Citizens since 2008. Since then it has committed to ensure that ageing gracefully becomes positive and rewarding experience for all seniors.



At A1 Snehanjali our mission is to help elders and their family members to overcome the challenges of ageing and show them the way to transform lives to mitigate loneliness, helplessness and boredom and live with dignity in their silver years.

Our 'A1 Snehanjali' project offers our residents both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul. In our 24 x7 assisted living elder care homes, every person gets relationship-based individualized care. Our facilities are not typical old-age homes or nursing home. Instead, we implement the international, contemporary concept of person-centric care, an area where we are pioneers in Mumbai. Our management and staff know and respect each resident as an individual. We know their life stories, their strengths, concerns and challenges, needs, preferences, and expectations. We form meaningful relationships with the residents and their family members and provide elders, including elders with dementia, an environment where they can lead satisfying lives in spite of their constraints.

It is around three years now that we started our first unit of A1 Snehanhali - D’silva Nagar in Aug 2013. This is a fabulous five bedroom bungalow with a garden, a cozy home with a capacity to host ten seniors and is located at D’silva Nagar, Nalasopara West, on the outskirts of Mumbai. It is situated in middle of residential locality and is easily accessible.

'A1 SNEHANJALI’, the assisted living project promoted by Silver Innings, is happy to announce opening a second assisted living unit at Rajodi Beach on 1st June, 2016. Through this, we continue to move forward towards our goal to transform lives of elders by providing person-centric care and eliminating loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Our new unit will create more spaces where elders lead fulfilling lives based on their capacity and desires and continue to be an integral part of society.
It has been a journey full of love and learning, and we have obtained an even deeper appreciation of the great need for offering such places to families that need such facilities but have nowhere to go. Our new unit, just ten minutes away from our first unit, will increase our overall of A1 Snehanjali capacity to 22 residents.

Our second unit, A1 SNEHANJALI – Rajodi, is a lush green, spacious facility very close to the Rajodi beach. The ample space and enriching surrounding provides a relaxed residential space to elders where we will support them using individualized care based on their medical situations. In addition to long-term stay options, we will also have short-term stay ‘Respite’ for elders who need personal care while their family members need time away for work or respite. One guest room will be available for family members who need to stay near their elders for short durations, depending on availability.

Our nurturing and trained professional staff is dedicated to provide all residents with highest level of quality and expert services. Families subscribing to our service will be assured peace of mind; knowing that their loved one is enjoying his/her best days of “Silver Years” at A1 Snehanjali. A therapeutic and secure environment will be provided to the residents along with non-pharmacological interventions if required.

A1 Snehanjali has created package of integrated amenities that is designed to provide seniors with most of the service required to lead a normal home-like life. It offers both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul.  

We are offering a convenient month-to-month room rental that includes the following:
1.       Comfortable room including basic utilities
2.       Three VEG meals a day (As per nutritional requirement)
3.       Common dining facility (with option for room service if required )
4.       Access to attending staff 24 hours a day
5.       Daily housekeeping and weekly laundry service
6.       Daily activities and exercise programs
7.       Transportation to doctor’s appointments
8.       Medication management, assistance with pill box
9.       Weekly medical checkup
10.   Doctor on call
11.   Grooming and Hygiene
12.   Incontinence care
13.   Bathing & Dressing

General Principles of Caring for Residents at A1 Snehanjali

          Person Centered Care
          Dignity & Respect
          Communication
          Independence
          Privacy
          Safety



Unique Features of A1 Snehanjali:

What is A1 Snehanjali care?
The power of loving touch has proved to have calming effect on seniors and decreases the need for psychiatric medication. Massage along with soothing music, Art base therapies, Gardening and other meaningful activities will be provided to seniors as part of Snehanjali care depending upon need and capability. As part of our HOLISTIC care, we are first t in India to have implemented ‘Rights of Resident’ to give dignity to their silver years.

What is Dementia care?
We have trained our staff at A1 Snehanjali,to provide care for persons challenged with dementia. This involves redirection, engagement, stimulation, simplifying complex tasks and speaking to seniors at slow pace in an appropriate tone. Brain fitness will be promoted using games, puzzles, crosswords etc. The facility has a secured environment that enables persons with dementia to stroll freely in a protected and supervised setting.

What is Assisted Care?
Seniors with difficulty in managing activity of daily living will be provided assistance to perform such daily activity by trained staff and if required will undergo a range of motion exercises daily to prevent contractures and maintain their mobility on paid basis. Staff at A1 Snehanjaliwill ensure that durable medical equipment such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs are used by the senior to assist with ambulation and prevent falls.

What Social Services will be available?
Silver Innings TM is well known for linking seniors with available community resources based on needs. Seniors at “A1 Snehanjali”will be taken on field trips to community events or people from community will visit regularly. They can participate in a variety of activities such as yoga, arts and crafts and Chai Social (Tea chats).

What Nutrition will be provided?
A1 Snehanjaliunderstands the importance of nutrition. It has direct impact on health, socialization and well-being of seniors. A healthy, nutritious, vegetarian, low fats diet, rich in proteins and vitamins etc. as advised by experienced dietician, will be provided to the residents daily to promote healthy ageing.

Overall ambience of the bedrooms is pleasing and tastefully designed to meet the comfort requirement of the seniors. Our both facilities have apart from these bedrooms, will have a separate kitchen to cook only vegetarian food, a living room (only at D’silvanagar), dining hall, activity area for some group activities and office space depending on each facility. Both facility is equipped with amenities including Television, Music system, Activity area, Inverter and Generator for back-up during power failure, Fire extinguisher, walk way, a beautiful garden and CCTV cameras for security.
We at A1 Snehanjali and Silver Innings hope that our efforts will continue to make the world elder-friendly and make ageing a positive and rewarding experience.

Cost:
Non Refundable and Refundable deposit Plus monthly payment for 2 year, 3 year or 5 year plus living option. Cost does not include Medicine, Diaper’s, Toiletries and Specialized Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.

Inspiration:
The Eden Alternative ®

Founder Members:
Ramakant&Manjula Mishra
Jimmy and Dolly Dordi
                        
Team Mentors:
*         Dr. Charles Pinto, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
*         Susan Somers, President INPEA, USA
*         Dr Sanjay Kumawat, MD, Psychiatrist
*         Dr. Radha Murthy, President Nightingales Medical Trust

Project Advisors:
Dr. Devendra Save, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. ManjojHunur, MD, Neurologist

Advocate and Legal Advisor:
Solicitor RajniDivkar

Hon. Consultants:
*         Dr. Nidhi Mishra, (Ph.D) Gerontologist
*         Prof. ParulKibliwala, Professor (Nursing), SNDT University
*         RaheenJummani, Clinical Psychologist
*         NehaChedda, Dietician
*         Dr. AlkaSubramanyam, MD, Psychiatrist
*         Dr. LeenaGangooli, Family Care Physician
*         Dr. Neha Deshpande Kamat (Ph.D) Gerontologist and Trainer 
*         Dhanalaxmi Rao, Gerontologist


International Consultants:
*         Reis Woollen, Geriatric Nurse & Elder Care Educator, California, USA
*         HendiLingiah, Psychologist & Aging Service Management Consultancy, France
*         Prof. Denise Burnette, Sociologist, Columbia University, USA
*         Dr. RitabelleFernandes, Geriatrician, Hawai, USA
*         Sylvie DuPont, Counsellor in Geriatric care

Networking Partners:
Silver Inning Foundation
ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter
OYA (Open Your Arm) 
NehaNutrifit and Fitness
CNA Architects
PrideAge
Purple Angel
TISS
NirmalaNiketan College of Social Work

A1 Snehanjali – D’Silva Nagar
A1 Snehanjali - Rajodi
Address:A1 SNEHANJALI Elder Care Home,Marciana Bungalow, D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara West, (MumbaiW. Rly), Taluka Vasai, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra. Pin Code – 401203. India

Center Manager: +91- 93239 19145 / 9987104233
Skype: a1snehanjali
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/A1Snehanjali/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/a1snehanjali


Address:A1 SNEHANJALI Elder Care Home, House no. 445, Chaar Rasta, after Satpala, Rajodi Beach Road, Virar / Nalasopara West, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra. Pin Code – 401301. India

Center Manager:  +91 9860789145 / 93239 19145
Email: a1snehanjali@gmail.com ; silverinnings@gmail.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/A1Snehanjali/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/a1snehanjali


How can you help?
*Become a member *Promote us on social media*Volunteer / Intern *Partner with us
*Donate in kind & materials*Sponsor events &programmes*Participate in events*Advertise on our website/Blog








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July 26, 2017

India: Details of Welfare Schemes for the Aged Persons

19-March-2015 17:04 IST : Details of Welfare Schemes for the Aged Persons 

As per available information, details of the Welfare Schemes and provisions made by the Government to improve the condition of the aged persons in the county are given below:

Schemes/ Provisions made by the Government to improve the condition of the aged persons

(1)Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a Central Sector Scheme of Integrated programme for Older Persons (IPOP) since 1992 with the objective of improving the quality of life of senior citizens by providing basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and entertainment opportunities and by encouraging productive and active ageing. Under this Scheme, financial assistance (up to 95% in the case of States of Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim and North-eastern states and 90% for rest of the country) is provided to Non-Governmental/Voluntary Organisations, Panchayati Raj Institutions etc. for maintenance of Old Age Homes, Respite Care Homes and Continuous Care Homes, Multi-service centres, mobile medicare units, Day care centres for Alzheimer’s disease /Dementia patients, physiotherapy clinics for older persons etc. The Programme is mainly implemented through Non-Governmental/Voluntary Organisations.


(2)Ministry of Rural Development

        Old age pension is provided under the Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) which is a component of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), implemented by Ministry of Rural Development. Under IGNOAPS, central assistance of Rs. 200/- per month is provided to persons in the age group of 60-79 years and Rs. 500/- per month to persons of 80 years and above and belonging to below poverty line (BPL) household as per the criteria by Government of India. State/UTs have been requested to contribute at least the same amount under the scheme.


(3) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

        Keeping in view the recommendations made in the National Policy on Older Persons, 1999 as well as the State’s obligations under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens, 2007, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had launched the National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE) during the 11th Plan period to address various health related problems of elderly people.  The basic aim of NPHCE is to provide dedicated health care facilities to the elderly people through State Public health delivery system at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, including outreach services.

            Major components of this programme, launched in 2010-11, are:

·      Community based Primary Healthcare approach;

·      Strengthening of health services for senior citizens at District Hospitals/ CHC/ PHC/ Sub-Centres;

·      Dedicated facilities at 100 District Hospitals with 10 bedded wards for the elderly;

·      Strengthening of 8 Regional Medical Institutions to provide dedicated tertiary level Medical Care for the elderly, with 30 bedded wards and Introduction of PG courses in Geriatric Medicines in the these Institutions and In-Service training of health personnel at all level.

As on date, a total of 104 districts of 24 States/UTs have been covered under the Programme.


(4)Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue

A number of incentives have been provided under the Income Tax Act, 1961, to a senior citizen (ie., an individual, resident in India, who is of the age of 60 years or more at any time during the relevant previous year). Some such incentives are enumerated below:

·         A Senior Citizen is liable to Income-Tax if his total income exceeds Rs.3 lakh as against the exemption limit of Rs.2.5 lakh applicable in the case of other individuals.  An individual resident in India who is of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the relevant previous year is liable to income tax if his total income exceeds Rs.5 lakh.



·         Any sum deposited in an account under the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004 is eligible for deduction under section 80C of the Income-Tax Act subject to a limit of Rs.1.5 lakh.



·         A deduction of Rs.20,000/- (Rs.15,000/- in other cases) is allowed under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act in respect of premium paid to effect or keep in force an insurance on the health of an individual being a Senior Citizen.



·         A deduction of Rs.60,000/- (Rs.40,000/- in other cases) is allowed under Section 80DDB of the Income-Tax Act on amount of expenditure actually incurred for the treatment of specified diseases in case of a Senior Citizen.



·         No deduction of tax at source is required to be made under Section 193, 194, 194A, 194EE or 194K of the Income Tax Act in case of Senior Citizen if he furnishes to the deductor a declaration to the effect that the tax on his estimated total income of the relevant previous will be nil.



·         Under the Service Tax law, activities relating to advancement of education programmes or skill development relating to persons over the age of 65 years residing in a rural area by an entity registered under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 are exempt from Service Tax.



(5)       Ministry of Railways

The following facilities have been extended by Ministry of Railways from time to time to senior citizens:

·         As per rules, male Senior Citizens of minimum 60 years and lady Senior Citizens of minimum 58 years are granted concession in the basic fares of all classes of Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatbdi/Duronto group of trains. The element of concession is 40% for men and 50% for women.

No proof of age is required at the time of purchasing tickets.  However, they are required to carry some documentary proof as prescribed showing their age or date of birth and have to produce it if demanded by on-board ticket checking staff.  Senior Citizens can book reserve tickets across the reservation counters as well as through internet.

·         In the computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS), there is a provision to allot lower berths to Senior Citizens, Female passengers of 45 years and above automatically, even if no choice is given, subject to availability of accommodation at the time of booking.



·         In all trains having reserved accommodation, a combined quota of two lower births per coach has been earmarked in sleeper, A/C 3 tier and A/C 2 tier classes for the Senior Citizens, Female passengers aged 45 years above and pregnant women when travelling alone.



·         Accommodation is also earmarked for Senior Citizens during specified hours on suburban sections by Central and Western Railways.



·         Instructions exist for provisions of wheel chairs at stations.  This facility is provided, duly escorted by coolies on payment as per present practice.  Moreover, Zonal Railways have also been advised to provide free of cost ‘Battery Operated Vehicles for Disabled and Old Aged passengers’ at Railway Stations.



·         After departure of the train, if there are vacant lower berths available in the train and if any physically handicapped person booked on the authority of handicapped concession or a senior citizen, who has been allotted upper/middle berth, approaches for allotment of vacant lower berths, the on-board Ticket Checking Staff has been authorised to allot the vacant lower berth to them making necessary entries in the chart.



·         Separate counters are earmarked at various Passengers Reservation System (PRS) centres for dealing with the reservation requisitions received from physically handicapped persons, senior citizens, ex-MPS, MLAs accredited journalists and freedom fighters, if the average demand per shift not less than 120 tickets. In case there is no justification for earmarking of an exclusive counter for any of these categories of persons including handicapped persons or senior citizens, one or two counters depending upon the total demand are earmarked for dealing with the reservation requests for all these categories of persons.



(6)  Ministry of Home Affairs:

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued two detailed advisories dated 27-3-2008 and 30-8-2013 to all States Governments/UTs advising them to take immediate measures to ensure safety and security and for elimination of all forms of neglect, abuse and violence against old persons through initiatives such as identification of senior citizens, sensitization of police personnel regarding safety, security of older persons, regular visit of the beat staff; setting up of toll free senior citizen helpline; setting up of senior citizen security cell; verification of domestic helps, drivers etc.


(7)  Ministry of Civil Aviation:

In order to facilitate the passengers, particularly senior citizens, expectant mothers, passengers with disability, first time travellers etc. all the stakeholders have been instructed to ensure that the following requirements are complied:

·      Airline /airport operator shall ensure provision of automated buggies free of charge for all senior citizens, in the terminal building to facilitate their access to boarding gates located beyond reasonable walking distance at all airports having annual aircraft movements of 50,000 or more. This facility may be extended to other needy passengers on demand basis free of charge.

·      Airport operators shall provide small trolleys after security check for carriage of hand baggage (permitted as per regulation) up to the boarding gate.



·      Airport operator shall adequately display information regarding availability of automated buggies and small trolleys in the terminal building at prominent locations including dos and don’ts regarding the same. This shall also be published on the website of the airport operator.



·      Further, Air India offers 50% discount to senior citizens on the highest economy class Basic Fare. The discount is offered to those who have completed 63 years of age on the date of commencement of journey.



·      Senior citizens can also avail multi-level fares offered by Air India on each sector for travel on domestic sectors, starting from a low level advance purchase fares which facilitate early selling to the highest one.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=117406 




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