Shelter Homes Programme
This project is launched in collaboration with Greater Chennai Corporation to facilitate the improvement of the quality and services provided to needy senior citizens in the existing Old Age Shelter Homes of Chennai.
The Greater Chennai Corporation operates 4 shelter homes serving close to 200 underprivileged senior citizens. However, their services do not include distribution of nutritional supplements, specialised health care, access to social entitlements or any recreational activities for the elderly, limiting their scope of productive ageing.
Usually, inadequate and untrained staff in old age shelter homes restrict the provision of necessary geriatric care. Dignity Foundation will bridge these critical gaps identified in the services of the old age homes by providing nutritious foods and supplements, geriatric healthcare and activity support, facilitating social entitlements and legal aid, reintegration with their families and referral services.
Dignity Foundation wishes to replicate this programme in other cities and states as well.