Supporting Old Age Home
They made us what we are; now we need to be their joy
The old, like children, talk to themselves, for they have reached that wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one’s beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one’s secrets are one’s own.
Life seems to be meaningless by this thought. Isn’t it? An individual slogs all through his life for the family dreaming about the day he’ll with his grandchildren, In many cases, only to be disappointed. With life, with himself, with god…
For such people, Team Umang has come forward in collaboration with various old age homes across Mumbai in order to make a difference in their lives. This initiative was taken by us with an event ‘A Smile is never old’, at H K Chainani Elders Home in Mulund East. Since then, we are always eager to bring a smile on their face and make them feel like a family. Festivals are one of the few days when you want to be with your family. Team Umang, too make it a point to make these days as fun filled and cheerful as it should be for these people.
One of them being, celebrating Diwali at various old age homes of Mulund and Bhayender. Many musical evening was conducted by team to cheer elders. We believe these homes create a family like atmosphere among the residents. Senior citizens experience a friendship when they share their joys and sorrows with Team Umang.
Old age homes as an option should be considered only for the betterment of the senior citizens by way of better physical and mental status, greater possibility for social bonding etc. under no pretext should the aged be made to feel that they are a burden and hence turned away. It should be such that the feeling of isolation goes away while proximity to dear ones is maintained.
If you respect the one who moulds you into a fine being, hold their hand. They don’t need your money or luxury; they just need a shoulder to lean on. Help them to live the next inning happily.
Elders are asset in a family not a burden of the family…!
Number of Old age supported: 2
Number of visits held: 10