Aging related resources

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Maya CARE – This is a new service venture, active in 7 cities, with helplines and a subscription model offering multiple OUTDOOR services to senior citizens primarily but also to persons with special needs. Bill pay, shopping, groceries, companionship visits, accompanying on visits for medical/socio-cultural/travel purposes, documentation assistance, children’s services, pet care assistance, even watering plants for senior citizen service subscribers, are among the kinds of services offered. They have different packages and separate charges allowing the user to pick from different options. Details on their website.
Registered address: 1214 Shukravar Peth, Subhash Nagar, Lane no 4, Pune 411002.
Telephone:
Mumbai: +91-9594073475 / 9594063475
Pune: +91-9552510411 / 9552510400
New Delhi: +91-9654946046
Ahmedabad: +91-9016193943
Hyderabad: +91-9581816262
Bangalore: +91-8095501333
Chennai: +91-9566132882
http://www.mayacare.com/index.html

BANGALORE

Nightingales Medical Trust is a non-profit based in Bangalore working on issues of aging, elder care and alzheimer’s and dementia. NMT has been working since 1996 in the field of elder care. They have a helpline service for elders from 8am to 7pm all days of the week, a joint venture of Bangalore police and NMT. The helpline receives an average of 40 calls a day. NMT also conducts certificate courses in geriatric care. The NMT website gives detailed information on all their programs and interventions.
NIGHTINGALES MEDICAL TRUST
337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block, R T Nagar, Bangalore – 560 032
Phone: +91-80-23548444 / +91-80-2354-8555
Fax: +91 80 2354 8999
Email: nightingales@vsnl.net
website: http://www.nightingaleseldercare.com/

DELHI

Helpage India, Delhi based, was set up in 1978 and focusses on elder care awareness (in rural and urban areas), advocacy and the rights of the aged. They support other organisations working in the field of elder care and are moving into the area of integrated age care services, including old age homes, age care facilities, counselling, therapy, healthcare. Their website has detailed information.
http://www.helpageindia.org/

MUMBAI

The Dignity Foundation based in Mumbai was founded by Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan and is an umbrella organisation focussing on multiple programs and advocating for policy level changes to benefit senior citizens. The foundation’s activities include employment intervention, a helpline, counselling for legal, financial and consumer related issues, dementia care and a mobile outreach unit among other initiatives.

The organisation is active through it’s network of chapters across the country. Detailed information is in their website.
http://www.dignityfoundation.com/

Silver Innings – This is an information website and lists resources focussing on aging issues from across the country. Silver Innings is expanding its role and activities in the field of aging and dementia care.
http://www.silverinnings.com/