Dignity Chai Masti Centres

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Chai Masti

When a person retires he loses his identity and no longer has an active social circle. There is no meaningful activity that he has every morning when he wakes up. All this leads to a deep sense of loneliness and loss of self-image. Even if some people are lucky to live with their children, they realize that everyone is busy with their own lives and have no time or inclination to talk to them. This loneliness leads to depression which in turns leads to many health problems.

Dignity Foundation’s Loneliness Mitigation centres are euphemistically referred to as Chai Masti centres. These centres provide a platform for senior citizens to interact socially, build a support network, boost their self esteem and lead an active life. The centres run from Monday to Friday for 2 hours, usually 4 pm to 6 pm.

Loneliness Mitigation Centres have structured activities to promote :

 Social interaction and sharing with peers

 Learning new skills

 Physical & spiritual well being

 Offer a platform to display their talents and get recognition

Some of the key structured activities conducted at the Loneliness Mitigation Centres are :

 Guided Tai Chi

 Yoga

 Bridge, Carom, Chess etc.

 Antakshari

 Old Hindi Songs/Movie Screening

 Indian Dance

 Group Singing

 Quiz

 Games

 Talks by doctors, financial experts, lawyers, etc.

 Festival Celebrations

 Birthday Celebrations

Around 1,000 senior citizens come on a daily basis to the 16 centres across 5 cities – mitigating loneliness and enriching lives. The Chai Masti centres are a a beehive of activity, laughter, learning, bonding, expanding of horizons and most importantly of belonging.

Chai Masti Centres

Mumbai Chai Masti Centres

Mira Road

D.P.Sharma - Mira Road
  Canara Education Socitey, Shop No - 41 & 42, Rashmi Park, A2 Building Shanti Park, Mira Road(E) Mumbai 401107
  +91 77388 96769
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Grant Road

Namjoshi(Caretaker) - 98211 38906 / 23826833
  Wigram Hall, Ground Floor, Vadilal Patel Marg, Opp Shamrao Vithal Marg, Grant Road (E) Mumbai 400007
  Darshana Dalal - +91 98208 39872 / 022 23690268
  vidyalulla@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 3.45 pm to 5.45 pm - Monday to Friday

Chembur

Ms Darshana Thakkar
  ADAPT(Formerly The Spastics society of India) National Job Development Centre, behind St. Gregorios high School, Chembur, Mumbai - 400071
  +91 98701 89189
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Dadar

Jyostna P. Gokhale
  Nagrik Sangh udyan, Ganesh mandir, Opp. Mayor'S Bunglow, Shivaji Park, Dadar
  +91 70210 84328 / 022 24443096
Centre Timings : Mon-Wed-Fri 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm & Tues-Thus 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Versova

Ms Ishrat Kumar
  Children Welfare Centre Hight School & Jr. College, Opp New India Co-Op Bank , 5th Fr, yari Road, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400061
  +91 98925 58167
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Powai

Mrs. Surekha Kulkarni
  Gopal Sharma School, Next to Powai Vihar Bldg, Grd.flr,Nr.Hiranandani, Mumbai - 400076
  +91 99699 60691
Centre Timings : 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Vashi

Mr. Nandkumar Patil, Mr. Rajesh Dudwadkar

Navi Mumbai Bengali Association,Plot.No.25A,Sector-6,Nxt to Marathi Sahitya Mandir,
Nr.Sacred Heart School, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Telephone : +91 99679 60899, 98678 77601

Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday
Thane

Narendra Joshi

Suprabhat Jyestha Nagrik Sangh,Samtanagar,
Opp.Gagangiri Annexture, Thane(W)

Telephone : +91 94030 48018

Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday
Sealink - Anandyaan

Dilip Chavan

OM SHREE SAINATH SEVA TRUST-Balwadi Nariman Bhatt Nagar,Old Prabhadevi,Mumbai - 400025

Telephone : +91 81085 97568

Centre Timings : 11.00 am to 1.00 pm – Tuesday to Saturday
Byculla - Anandyaan

Dilip Chavan

ANAND YAN-Chintamani Ganesh Mandir Sangharsh Sadan,Anant Ganpat Pawar Lane, Nr.Voltas Ltd., Byculla (E),M-27

Telephone : +91 81085 97568

Centre Timings : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm – Tuesday to Saturday
Jogeshwari Day Care Centre

Dignity Jeshta Nagrik Kendra, Shiv Krupa Cooperative Housing Society, Datta Tekdi, Jogeshwari-Vikroli Link Road, Jogeshwari East

Telephone : +91 90290 13989

Centre Timings : 8.00 am to 5.00 pm – Tuesday to Saturday

'Tehneer Arangam' - CHENNAI CHAPTER CHAI MASTI CENTRES

Anna Nagar Chai Masti Centre

No.132, old No.52A, AK Block, 7th main road, Anna Nagar, Chennai- 40

Telephone : 044 26210363, 98403 95943, 7550207456

Centre Timings : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Adyar Chai Masti Centre

Mangayarkarasi Magalir Manram, No,3 11th cross street, Shasthri Nagar, Adyar, Chennai-20

Telephone : 98403 95943, 7550207456

Centre Timings : 1st Saturday; 3rd Saturday
Abhiramapuram Chai Masti Centre

Opp. Music School, No.54, 3rd street, Abhiramapuram, Chennai- 18

Telephone : 98403 95943, 7550207456

Centre Timings : Every Friday
Alwarpet Chai Masti Centre

Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam, No.332, Ambujambal street, TTK road, Alwarpet, Chennai- 18

Telephone : 98403 95943, 7550207456

Centre Timings : Every Thursday

Ahmedabad Chai Masti Centres

Paldi Chai Masti Centre

Dy. Manager: Nina Christie

205, Gagandeep Tower, Opp. Bank of India, Paldi Cross Road, Ahmedabad - 380007.

Telephone : 079 26580403, 9426639033

Maninagar "Chai pe Charcha" group

Asst. Manager - Meenu Singhvi

Rotary Community Hall, Beside Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel School, Vallabh Vadi, Maninagar, Ahmedabad - 380008.

Telephone : 9227452330

Delhi NCR's Centres

Senior Citizen Rejuvenation Centre

Mr Kumar Prashant

DLF Community Centre, DLF Phase-2, K Block, Gurugram - 122002

Telephone : 8802253329

Email : prashant.dignityfoundation@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Monday to Friday
Dignity Green Park Chai Masti Centre

Ms Susmita Grover

T-20, Ground Floor, Green Park Extension New Delhi 110016

Telephone : 011-26108031; 26108032

Mob : 9999271267

Email : susmita.dignityfoundation@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Monday to Friday
Senior Citizen Rejuvenation Centre

Ms Monika Shidharan

DLF Community Centre, DLF Phase-3, V Block, Gurugram- 122002

Mob : 9717475837

Email : monika.dignityfoundation@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Monday to Friday

For general membership queries, please Whatsapp or call +919152017120 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm)