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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.

Dignity Enrichment Centre (Chai Masti)

Mumbai

Centre at Grant Road – Coordinator Samata Kalra
  Wigram Hall, Ground Floor, Vadilal Patel Marg, Opp.Shamrao Vithal Marg, Grant Road (E), Mumbai - 400 007
  022 6138 1100 / 9833908769
Centre Timings : 3.45 pm to 5.45 pm – Monday to Friday

Centre at Mira Road - Co-ordinator – Vidya Kadchhud
  Ekansa, Shop No. 3 & 4, A-002, Mahavir Darshan, Gokul Village, Shanti Park, Mira Road (E), Pin-401107
  9323334306
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Centre at Chembur - Coordinator – Ms. Darshna Thakker
  ADAPT (Formerly The Spastics Society of India) National Job Development Centre, Behind St. Gregorios High School, Chembur, Mumbai – 400 071
  98701 89189
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Centre at Shivaji Park – Coordinator : Aaliya Khan
  Shivaji park Nagrik Seva Sangh opposite Vanita Samajh, near Bengal club Shivaji Park, Dadar West, Mumbai 400 028
  9833908769
Centre Timings : Monday , Wednesday and Friday : 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday : 4pm to 6pm.

Centre at Versova – Coordinator – Ishrat Kumar
  Children Welfare Centre High School & Jr.College, 5th floor, Opp. New India Co-op Bank, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai 400 061
  022 6138 1100 / 98925 58167
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Centre at Powai – Coordinator – Rekha Singh
  Gopal Sharma Memorial School, Powai Vihar Complex, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076
  98205 37202
Centre Timings : 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Centre at Navi Mumbai – Coordinator : Nandkumar Patil
  At Bengali Association, Plot No.25A, Sector 6, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
  9967960899
Centre Timings : 4 pm to 6 pm - Monday to Friday

Ahmedabad

Centre at Paldi, Ahmedabad – Coordinator : Chandravadan Trivedi
  At 205, 2nd Floor, Gagandeep Tower, Opp. Bank of India, Paldi Cross Road, Ahmedabad - 380007
  9824080051
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Centre at Bodakdev – Coordinator : Jemimah Christian (Social Worker)
  At "Paavandham", The Society for Physically Handicapped, Opp. Venus Apartments, Near Prakash Higher Secondary School, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad
  7698690970
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Bangalore

Dignity Coffee Chavadi - North Centre - Co-ordinator - Mrs Sarada Madugula
  No. 98, 12th Main,6th cross,coffee Board Layout, Hebbal Kempapura Bangalore -560056
  94484 02115
  saradadignity@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Dignity Coffee Chavadi – Mahalakshmi Layout Centre - Coordinator - Mrs. Padmaja Kurpad
  SBBMP, Ward No: 44, Sadasyara Kacheri, Beside Shankara Nagara Primary Health Centre, Nandhini Layout Post,
Bengaluru - 560 096
  99880332351
  dignity.padma@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Dignity Coffee Chavadi - Vidyaranyapura Centre - Co-ordinator - Mallikarjuna Rao
  NICE, No. 45, 2nd Cross, NTI Layout Vidyaranyapura, Opp: Annapurna Hotel Bengaluru - 560 097
  96322 20708
  dmraodignity@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Dignity Coffee Chavadi - West Centre - Co-ordinator - Mrs Sumavathi Chethan
  Pramilabai Mane BBMP School, Vidyaranya Nagar Vijayangar-Magadi Road Tolgate Circle Bengaluru - 560 043
  85530 30408
  suma.dignity@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Dignity Coffee Chavadi - Jayanagar Centre - Co-ordinator - Mrs Muktha Shridhar
  Dignity Foundation, 383,33rd Cross, 17th Main, Jayanagar 4th ‘T’ Block, Opp: BES College Ladies Hostel, Bengaluru- 560 041
  080-41511307/9448358575
  muktha.dignity@gmail.com
Centre Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Monday to Friday

Dignity Coffee Chavadi - Sanjayanagar - Co-ordinator - Mrs.Shari Rajesh
  Lions Charitable Trust – Sanjay Nagar, # 2, Site no. 3,AECS Layout, Geddalahalli RMV 2nd stage, Next to IOC petrol BunkBangalore 560094
  9880313807
Centre Timings : Monday to Friday 11am to 1pm

Pune

Dignity Foundation Office
  Savio Villa, 78/4 Divya Nagar, Wanawadi, Pune 411045
  30439190
Centre Timings : Mon-Wed-Fri 4.30pm-6pm

Gyaan Adab Centre - Coordinator - Mrs. Vaishali Desai
  Plot No.30, Road No.3C, South Avenue, Near Kalyani Bungalow, Big Bazaar Pizza Hut Lane, Kalyani Nagar, Pune 411006
  9833990636 / 020-27046027
Centre Timings : (Tuesdays and Fridays)

Kolkata

Dhakuria CA Centre - Co-ordinator: Ruma Chatterjee
  20 L, Dhakuria Station Road, Dhakuria, Kolkata- 700031
  033- 3069 0999

Salt Lake CA Centre - Co-ordinator - Dilip Kumar Ghose
  Vidyasagar Abasan, Vidyasagar Niketan, Salt Lake, Sec- I, Kolkata- 700064
  033- 3069 0999
Centre Timings : 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Behala CA Centre - Co-ordinator - Kallol Banerjee
  Skyline Club. Usha Bhawan, Behala Central Govt.Quarters Parnasree Pally, Kolkata-700060
  9143520547
Centre Timings : 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Baguiati Chhayar Adda - Co-ordinator - Maitreyee Mukherjee
  Subhas Sangha , Baguiati Deshbandhu Nagar A 8/4 Deshbandhu Nagar, Kolkata 700059
  9038508461
Centre Timings : 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Chennai

Dignity Foundation Office - Contact Person - Felista Jose
  132(old number.52A), AK block,7th main road, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600040
  044-26210363
  090877-18762
  dignitychennaichapter34@gmail.com