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An old age home visit: When we plan the visit an old age home visit, we plan it with all enthusiasms however the heart beats with some sorrow when we are with them, seeing their ‘real’ situations. Helping Brainz’s Elderly Care Projects, beautifully led by Sandeep Gujjar and Meenakshi Paswan, has been successful in building meaningful relationships with elderly members of the community and broaden their own understanding of various elder-related issues by conducting monthly visits to retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers and old age homes.
HelpingBrainz celebrates an old age home visit, just to spread love and stretch the wrinkles. We feel blessed that we became instrumental in imparting love to some needy noble beings atleast for some hours.
We celebrated our December 31st eve with the grandmas and grandpas (around 10) of Sahara Old Age Home (led by Mr. Arun Virk), Fatehpur Beri, Chattarpur. Our celebrations including music, donations of grocery and daily use items, cake cutting, gifting of saplings, and lots of love. We were glad to see that the grandmas and grandpas, are living like a family, giving away all their sorrows.
Daily use (sanitary and and grocery items were gifted by Sunchit Shehrawat and Monika Ghosh, and Dental Campaigns were led by Dr. Shweta Yadav . People who volunteered were, Vineeth M Sadanandan , Ashish Kumar, Neha Babu, Meenakshi Paswan, Dr.Shweta Yadav, Anil Kumar , Nidhi P. Menon and Yedhu Krishna Menon.
Old Age is something which can happen to anyone, let’s respect our elders.
The concept of OLD AGE Homes still gives us a question mark, thinking about the subtle mental condition of a son or a daughter which makes them think of sending their parents (who made them make their first step) to an orphaned state at an Old Age Home. Today’s technological revolution is making more and more old age and shelter homes to come up, because in this money making materialistic world we are forgetting the value of love, being loved and giving it back to the needy.
On behalf of Shraddh or Shraddha (a ritual wherein we honour our great grandparents and beloved) we visited Sai Sahara Old Age Home at Todapur, Rajendra Place and made the grandpas and grandmas stretch their wrinkles, smile at least for a short while. The event was conceptualized and sponsored by Mr.Rajesh Arora (Good Enough NGO) and Orchestrated by Meenakshi Paswan (Old Age Home Projects Leader, HelpingBrainz) and Dr.Shweta Yadav (Volunteer, HelpingBrainz).
It’s better to serve, honour, help and at least love them when their alive rather than calling a function to remember them.
You’re soon going to be in their shoes
With tears of happiness,
#Love #Happiness #Smile
Love! We always get mesmerized by the language of love they speak!
Happiness! Their happiness makes our inner consciousness enlightened!
Smile! We feel blessed for becoming an instrument to make a smile happen, which appears like a zephyr in the life’s darkness they’re being through.
Helping Brainz spend their last weekend with the Mothers and Sisters of Jeevodaya Ashralaya by being advocates of love, happiness and lots of smile.
Meenakshi Paswan, Remya, Dr. Shweta Yadav and Vivek Vaid and Vivek Vaid sponsored a delicious lunch prepared with Shri Dharmasastha Ayyappa Pooja Samiti Hastsal. Sreelakshmi, Shipra Mathur Shivasni Bhatt Meenakshi Paswan, Vandana, Jitendra Kushwaha and Yedhu Krishna Menon volunteered for the event. We thank Shri Dharmasastha Ayyappa Pooja Samiti Hastsal and Jeevodaya Ashralaya for this opportunity.
Imbibing respect for the old age among the youth is one of the key aspect Helping Brainz focuses on. Young Helping Brainz mates from the engineering colleges of Meerut conducted an old age home visit near Shopprix Mall, #Meerut on Father’s day. Well it’s a Helping Brainz culture to celebrate the ‘days’ with the abandoned and orphaned.
Our teammates from Meerut spent an entire day ”stretching the wrinkles”, “cooking food for them”, “sharing and hearing stories” and “making a difference”. A Dental Campaign was orchestrated along with the same.
People who contributed were @Harshit Gupta, Eklavya Agarwal, Utsav Anand, Mansi Gupta, Prakriti Jain and Satyam Kumar.
Our grandparents come and stay with us, and we definitely feel the affection. Think about those grandmas and grandpas who really want to be with their grandchildren however are caged within the walls of an old age home, with no one to share and care for them. Well old age homes and the people who cage them are still a mystery!
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care team to show its commitment towards the senior citizens of the country and in its mission to improve the lives of the elderly by providing companionship visited Sai Sahara Old Age home located near Rajendra Place metro station.
We together watched a cricket match, shared gossips, had tea, clicked photographs and donated few vegetables. Thanks to Dr.Rajeshwari for this opportunity. People who contributed were Pratee Sudera, Gitanshu Khurana , @Kirti Tikyani, Vanshita Kumar, Parul and Yedhu Krishna Menon .
Girls (Helping Brainz) from Lucknow made a difference.
Helping Brainz Team Members from Lucknow (fortunately all ladies) made a difference by giving a difference approach to the traditional old age home visits, which even Helping Brainz was practicing till date.
– 6 young ladies from Helping Brainz Lucknow made a visit to Dorothy Croshwaite Homes where we have 13 grandmas and pas, in whom we’ve guitarists, martial arts experts, novelists, voracious readers and singers, and after all they are experienced souls.
– Helping Brainz contingent was lead Ainee Tanwir, who is the VP for Organisational Development and Effectiveness at Helping Brainz and she also spearheads the Lucknow operations (Ainee is a nutrition science student at Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow).
– Now our young innovators designed a packet of food for age old, calculating and analyzing the consumption, did some fund raising, delivered the product.
– The sang, danced and played games to make them forget their sorrow. .
– Ladies who made a difference are
- Fatima Naqvi – A Class 12th Commerce Student
- Swati Chaudhary – Who just graduated and is preparing for competitive exams
- Apoorva Singh – Just completed PGDHRM from Lucknow University
- Divya Nagar – A Teacher
- Nidhi Singh – Pursuing LLB 2nd year from Lucknow University. Nidhi is a registered Helping Brainz volunteer and a former Chapter Leader of Helping Brainz in Lucknow.
- & Ainee Tanwir.
Old age homes are still a mystery for us. How can someone send the ones, to an old age home, who made them learn to walk and talk? By the invent of technology, and people being more globalized the count of old age homes are rapidly increasing in urban areas/ metros however surprisingly in rural areas – but why?
Does that also mean that we’re more loving the materialistic world than the natural ones?
Anyway we at Helping Brainz made a sudden plan to celebrate “Teacher’s Day” (as we don’t want a day to celebrate our love for our teachers JUST on a specific day however 365 days are teacher’s day for us, we thought of celebrating the same with few who graduated from the university called “life”) Sai Sahara Old Age Home in Rajendra Place run by Dr.Rajeshwari. Vibhesh Anand, Vivek Vaid, Vikas Vaid, Pratik Bishen and Yedhu paid a visit to the old age home, donated some groceries had an awesome tea made by a grandpa, stretched the wrinkles and walked back home with the same sort of questions and to be honest it was sad to see them saying them a goodbye and waving hands till the time we were getting lost into the darkness.
“How can one send their parents to an old age home – how can a parent leave their kids in an orphanage – a Question which stings after HelpingBrainz.Org visits any related shelters”
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care team to show its commitment towards the senior citizens of the country and in its mission to improve the lives of the elderly by providing companionship, visited an old age home on Sunday called ‘Nai Duniya – Old Age Home’ located in Azad Nagar East – East Delhi, run by Sunil Sehgal and his son. As the name suggests the old age home which also acts as a destination for the orphaned and abandoned, provides a new form of life with the help of unprecedented love, care and affection provided by ‘Nai Duniya – Old Age Home’. There are more than 50+ inhabitants, which includes age old, orphaned kids and youths.
HelpingBrainz.Org in association with the helping hands (Contributers) donated Fruits, Grocery Items and Snacks to the inhabitants of ‘Nai Duniya – Old Age Home’ and the people who contributed were Neha Agarwal – Rahul Arora & Team, Aarsh Dua, Prabhakar Dwivedi, Vandana Mishra, Md. Muzaffar Yunus and Vijay Singh from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon; Dr.Renu Verma (Noida); Brijbhan Chaurasia (Prayatna Ek Koshish); Pratik Bishen (Manager, Public Relations – HelpingBrainz.Org), Gitanshu Khurana (Project Leader, Community Development Initiatives – HelpingBrainz.Org), Navotsana Shubhangi (Child Empowerment Leader, – HelpingBrainz.Org), Vivek Vaid (Operations Manager – HelpingBrainz.Org), Prapti Dhingra and Sanjeev Verma (Volunteer – HelpingBrainz.Org), and Yedhu YedhuKrishna Menon (Founder – HelpingBrainz.Org) from HelpingBrainz.Org.
[ Helping Brainz’s elderly care team led by Jyoti Suchye and Vivek Vaid (a Sr.Software Engineer in Wipro, Delhi) has been successful in building meaningful relationships with elderly members of the community and broaden their own understanding of various elder-related issues by conducting biweekly visits to retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers and old age homes ].
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This was HelpingBrainz.Org’s 65 event (we call it CADP – community awareness and development project) conducted on 203rd Sunday of social work. To be a part of the HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care team logon to HelpingBrainz.Org/GI and register yourself.
Today, as we unfolded one more chapter of our precious life; we understood that we / as well as our so called problems are nothing infront of those who live in silence between the concrete walls of Jivodaya Ashralaya (or Jeevodaya Ashralaya). They had a life, which was torn into bits by someone/ or some phenomenon, and in the process of the collating back the bits, they lost their race. Today they are abandoned, and they too live happily by crying, screaming, talking and dreaming about their undefined lives with the Godly nuns (Sisters) of the Jivodaya Ashralaya. Though their smiles which appeared in gloomy faces, after seeing us, made our eyes wet; we stood stubborn infront of the undefined truth of the life.
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Team, along with few like-minded individuals facilitated a visit to Jivodaya Ashralaya, a home for the destitute and the abandoned; which is located in Shiv Vihar, Vikas Nagar, New Delhi on 9th of January – 2016. The Visit was orchestrated by Jyoti Suchye (Project Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Team) wherein the people who donated were: Dayal Singh (Lunch), Bikram Chatterji (Lunch), Shabbir Hussain (Lunch), Neeraj Gaur (Bedsheets and Sweaters) and Geeta Walia (Sweaters). The Lunch was prepared by Shri. Ramachandran Sir and his team from Sree Dharmasastha Sewa Samithi, Hastsal.
Jivodaya Ashralaya presently houses around 68 abandoned ladies at their destitute and the abandoned home located around 20mins away from Uttam Nagar East Metro Station.
The people who volunteered for the event were: Manishree Gupta, Geeta Walia, Shabbir Hussain, Nikhil Jain, Dr.Nidhi Garg, Dalip Kumar, Praveen and Hitesh. From HelpingBrainz.Org we had Pratik Bishen (Public Relations Team, HelpingBrainz.Org), Gitanshu Khurana (Community Development Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org), Athulya Rajan (Women Empowerment Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org), Nancy Jain (Child Empowerment Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org) and Yedhukrishna Menon (Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org).
HelpingBrainz.Org humbly thank everyone who made a difference today.
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“Hope and future”, writes the Pope, “presuppose memory. The memory of the elderly gives us the support we need to continue on our path. The future of society … is rooted in the elderly and the young: the latter because they have the strength and youth to carry history forward, and the former because they are the source of living memory. A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise”. – Pope Francis
HelpingBrainz.Org facilitated an Old Age Home Visit for REborn Riders, New Delhi at Sai Sahara Old Age Home, at Rajendra Place. REborn Riders donated Geysers , Sugar , Pulses , Apple , Dress Items for the Old Age people., Aashirwad Aata and Sanitary Items.
[ Helping Brainz.Org’s elderly care team led by Jyoti Suchye (a Sr.Software Engineer in Wipro, Delhi) has been successful in building meaningful relationships with elderly members of the community and broaden their own understanding of various elder-related issues by conducting biweekly visits to retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers and old age homes]
This is the second consequtive event orchestrated by Helping Brainz in Sai Sahara Old Age Home, at Rajendra Place. Jyoti Suchye from HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Projects orchestrated the event wherein Arun Patel , Akash Doundiyal , Aman Sachdeva , Vikas Jamwal, Ankit Bhasin, Nitin Kamboj, Ranjan Halder , Daksh Verma , Dapinder Nahal, Nitin Khattar , Vivek Singh from REborn Riders donated/ and conducted the visit to the old age home.
Team HelpingBrainz.Org thank REborn Riders for being the ChangeMakers 🙂
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Projects has planned it’s next visit to Jeevodaya Ashralaya om January 9th, 2016 (Saturday) alongwith a team of friends based out of a Gurgaon based MNC.