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Saturday, August 27, 2016

World Alzheimer's Month Mumbai Sep 2016 Events



Silver Inning Foundation in association with Sophia college, Pushpama Foundation, Eisai pharma, Nirmala Niketan college of social work, L. S Raheja college, SVT college (SNDT), Nana Nani Foundation, Helpage India, Treatum, Sneha kala kendra, Money life Foundation, PrideAge, Silver innings Helpline, Silver innings FC, Purple Angel, Palliative care dept. Bhaktivedant hospital, Mind consultant, Elders camp, 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline and A1 Snehanjali Invite you for 5th International World Alzheimer's month programme.

September 2016 is the Fifth global World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma.

The theme for World Alzheimer's Month 2016 is Remember Me. We're encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with dementia, or those who may have passed away. 

The impact of September’s campaign is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem.

This events are FREE and Open for Family members, Students, Counselors, Medical and Social Work Professionals, Person suffering with Dementia / Alzheimer's, Senior Citizens & Interested individuals, with Prior Registration ONLY. 


Tentative Schedule

SIFC, Silver Innings FC Football Team of youth have dedicated this Year 2016-17 for World Alzheimer's Month for MDFA Tournament 

Fri 2nd Sep: Awareness Talk for Staff, Volunteers, Health Forum Members of Palliative Care Dept at Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road. Time 11am to 1pm. Only for Invitees. RSVP Mr. Prashob 9619909901 

Wed 21st Sep : Walkathon - Memory Walk at Dada Dadi Park, Veer Sawarkar Udyan, L .T. Road, Pushpa Ma Foundation, Borivali west - 5pm to 7pm.  OPEN FOR PUBLIC RSVP Mr. Jimmy Dordi 9321020723 and Silver Innings  9987104233 / 9029000091 

Wed 21st Sep: Talk on ‘Missing Persons: what can you do when someone you know goes missing’ at Money Life Foundation. Registration: 4:30pm. Session Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Venue: Eknath Thakur Hall, 1st floor, at Saraswat Bank Head Office, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Dadar, Mumbai 400 025.  OPEN FOR PUBLIC RSVP: Shilpa at 022-49205000 or Email foundation@moneylife.in 

Thu 22nd Sep: Awareness Talk for Students at L.S. RAHEJA College, Juhu west. 9am to 10.30am  Only for Invitees

Wed 28th Sep: Awareness Talk for Students at Sophia college. 1.30pm to 3.30 pm Only for Invitees 

Fri 30th Sep: 'Bheja Fry', Because You Can Not Afford To Forget" a SIMPLE Memory Enhancement Technique at SVT college, Juhu  at 2pm to 4pm. OPEN FOR PUBLIC RSVP Silver Innings  9987104233 / 9029000091    


For more information you can call: 9987104233 / 9029000091 / 9323919145 ( Mon to Fri - 11am to 5pm) or Email us at silverinnings@gmail.com  


Please Note the event, date and time are subject to change.
#RememberME
#WAM2016
#WRAD2017 


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Elder Care Home in MUMBAI

A1 Snehanjali, Assisted Living Elder Care Home: “Transforming lives to mitigate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom”
 A1 Snehanjali”, an initiative started by Silver Innings  on 17th Aug 2013, is one of its kind first dedicated 24 x 7 assisted living facility in a care-home for seniors in Mumbai, who do not need constant medical intervention or nursing home care. The care-home is located at historic town of Nalasopara (West Rly), which is about 50 km from Mumbai in western suburbs. The well known coastal beaches like Kalamb, Rajodi, Arnala and Suruchi Wadi are within 2 to 4 kms radius. Historical Buddhist caves, Ancient Church, Agashi Jain Temple, Shani Dev Temple, Vasai Fort are other famous places to visit within the proximity of the care-home. It is accessible from Nalasopara, as well as from Vasai and Virar. Sanjeevani Hospital, Cardinal Gracious Hospital, Alliance and Riddhi Siddhi Hospital are within accessible distance for any medical emergency.
Silver Innings is an internationally acclaimed Social Enterprise working with Senior Citizens since 2008. Since then it has committed to ensure that ageing gracefully becomes positive and rewarding experience for all seniors.
At A1 Snehanjali our mission is to help elders and their family members to overcome the challenges of ageing and show them the way to transform lives to mitigate loneliness, helplessness and boredom and live with dignity in their silver years.
Our 'A1 Snehanjali' project offers our residents both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul. In our 24 x7 assisted living elder care homes, every person gets relationship-based individualized care. Our facilities are not typical old-age homes or nursing home. Instead, we implement the international, contemporary concept of person-centric care, an area where we are pioneers in Mumbai. Our management and staff know and respect each resident as an individual. We know their life stories, their strengths, concerns and challenges, needs, preferences, and expectations. We form meaningful relationships with the residents and their family members and provide elders, including elders with dementia, an environment where they can lead satisfying lives in spite of their constraints.
It is around three years now that we started our first unit of A1 Snehanhali - D’silva Nagar in Aug 2013. This is a fabulous five bedroom bungalow with a garden, a cozy home with a capacity to host ten seniors and is located at D’silva Nagar, Nalasopara West, on the outskirts of Mumbai. It is situated in middle of residential locality and is easily accessible. 
'A1 SNEHANJALI’, the assisted living project promoted by Silver Innings, is happy to announce opening a second assisted living unit at Rajodi Beach on 1st June, 2016. Through this, we continue to move forward towards our goal to transform lives of elders by providing person-centric care and eliminating loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Our new unit will create more spaces where elders lead fulfilling lives based on their capacity and desires and continue to be an integral part of society.
It has been a journey full of love and learning, and we have obtained an even deeper appreciation of the great need for offering such places to families that need such facilities but have nowhere to go. Our new unit, just ten minutes away from our first unit, will increase our overall of A1 Snehanjali capacity to 22 residents.
Our second unit, A1 SNEHANJALI – Rajodi, is a lush green, spacious facility very close to the Rajodi beach. The ample space and enriching surrounding provides a relaxed residential space to elders where we will support them using individualized care based on their medical situations. In addition to long-term stay options, we will also have short-term stay ‘Respite’ for elders who need personal care while their family members need time away for work or respite. One guest room will be available for family members who need to stay near their elders for short durations, depending on availability.
Our nurturing and trained professional staff is dedicated to provide all residents with highest level of quality and expert services. Families subscribing to our service will be assured peace of mind; knowing that their loved one is enjoying his/her best days of “Silver Years” at A1 Snehanjali. A therapeutic and secure environment will be provided to the residents along with non-pharmacological interventions if required. 
A1 Snehanjali has created package of integrated amenities that is designed to provide seniors with most of the service required to lead a normal home-like life. It offers both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul.  We are offering a convenient month-to-month room rental that includes the following:
1.       Comfortable room including basic utilities
2.       Three VEG meals a day (As per nutritional requirement)
3.       Common dining facility (with option for room service if required )
4.       Access to attending staff 24 hours a day
5.       Daily housekeeping and weekly laundry service
6.       Daily activities and exercise programs
7.       Transportation to doctor’s appointments
8.       Medication management, assistance with pill box
9.       Weekly medical checkup
10.   Doctor on call
11.   Grooming and Hygiene
12.   Incontinence care
13.   Bathing & Dressing
General Principles of Caring for Residents at A1 Snehanjali
          Person Centered Care
          Dignity & Respect
          Communication
          Independence
          Privacy
          Safety
Unique Features of A1 Snehanjali:
What is A1 Snehanjali care?
The power of loving touch has proved to have calming effect on seniors and decreases the need for psychiatric medication. Massage along with soothing music, Art base therapies, Gardening and other meaningful activities will be provided to seniors as part of Snehanjali care depending upon need and capability. As part of our HOLISTIC care, we are first t in India to have implemented ‘Rights of Resident’ to give dignity to their silver years.
What is Dementia care?
We have trained our staff at A1 Snehanjali, to provide care for persons challenged with dementia. This involves redirection, engagement, stimulation, simplifying complex tasks and speaking to seniors at slow pace in an appropriate tone. Brain fitness will be promoted using games, puzzles, crosswords etc. The facility has a secured environment that enables persons with dementia to stroll freely in a protected and supervised setting.
What is Assisted Care?
Seniors with difficulty in managing activity of daily living will be provided assistance to perform such daily activity by trained staff and if required will undergo a range of motion exercises daily to prevent contractures and maintain their mobility on paid basis. Staff at A1 Snehanjali will ensure that durable medical equipment such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs are used by the senior to assist with ambulation and prevent falls.
What Social Services will be available?
Silver Innings TM is well known for linking seniors with available community resources based on needs. Seniors at “A1 Snehanjali” will be taken on field trips to community events or people from community will visit regularly. They can participate in a variety of activities such as yoga, arts and crafts and Chai Social (Tea chats).
What Nutrition will be provided?
A1 Snehanjali understands the importance of nutrition. It has direct impact on health, socialization and well-being of seniors. A healthy, nutritious, vegetarian, low fats diet, rich in proteins and vitamins etc. as advised by experienced dietician, will be provided to the residents daily to promote healthy ageing.
Overall ambience of the bedrooms is pleasing and tastefully designed to meet the comfort requirement of the seniors. Our both facilities have apart from these bedrooms, will have a separate kitchen to cook only vegetarian food, a living room (only at D’silva nagar), dining hall, activity area for some group activities and office space depending on each facility. Both facility is equipped with amenities including Television, Music system, Activity area, Inverter and Generator for back-up during power failure, Fire extinguisher, walk way, a beautiful garden and CCTV cameras for security.
We at #A1Snehanjali and #SilverInnings hope that our efforts will continue to make the world elder-friendly and make ageing a positive and rewarding experience.
Cost:
Non Refundable and Refundable deposit Plus monthly payment for 2 year, 3 year or 5 year plus living option. Cost does not include Medicine, Diaper’s, Toiletries and Specialized Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.
Inspiration:
The Eden Alternative ®
Founder Members:
Ramakant & Manjula Mishra
Jimmy and Dolly Dordi
                
        
Team Mentors:
*         Dr. Charles Pinto, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
*         Susan Somers, President INPEA, USA
*         Dr Sanjay Kumawat, MD, Psychiatrist
*         Dr. Radha Murthy, President Nightingales Medical Trust
Project Advisors:
Dr. Devendra Save, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Manjoj Hunur, MD, Neurologist
Advocate and Legal Advisor:
Solicitor Rajni Divkar
Hon. Consultants:
*         Dr. Nidhi Mishra, (Ph.D) Gerontologist
*         Prof. Parul Kibliwala, Professor (Nursing), SNDT University
*         Raheen Jummani, Clinical Psychologist
*         Neha Chedda, Dietician
*         Dr. Alka Subramanyam, MD, Psychiatrist
*         Dr. Leena Gangooli, Family Care Physician
*         Dr. Neha Deshpande Kamat (Ph.D) Gerontologist and Trainer 
*         Dhanalaxmi Rao, Gerontologist
International Consultants:
*         Reis Woollen, Geriatric Nurse & Elder Care Educator, California, USA
*         Hendi Lingiah, Psychologist & Aging Service Management Consultancy, France
*         Prof. Denise Burnette, Sociologist, Columbia University, USA
*         Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes, Geriatrician, Hawai, USA
*         Sylvie DuPont, Counsellor in Geriatric care
Networking Partners:
Silver Inning Foundation
ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter
OYA (Open Your Arm) 
Neha Nutrifit and Fitness
CNA Architects
PrideAge
Purple Angel
TISS
Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work 
Address:

A1 Snehanjali – D’Silva Nagar 
Address: A1 SNEHANJALI Elder Care Home, Marciana Bungalow, D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara West, (Mumbai W. Rly), Taluka Vasai, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra. Pin Code – 401203. India 
Center Manager: +91- 93239 19145 / 9987104233
A1 Snehanjali - Rajodi 
Address: A1 SNEHANJALI Elder Care Home, House no. 445, Chaar Rasta, after Satpala, Rajodi Beach Road, Virar / Nalasopara West, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra. Pin Code – 401301. India
Center Manager:  +91 9860789145 / 93239 19145
Skype: a1snehanjali
 

 
Silver Innings and A1 Snehanjali are Social Enterprise. 10% of profit earned from this initiative will be spent for funding activities of ‘Silver Inning Foundation’, an NGO dedicated for #SeniorCitizens .
                                                     How can you help?
*Become a member *Promote us on social media *Volunteer / Intern *Partner with us
*Donate in kind & materials *Sponsor events & programmes *Participate in events *Advertise on our website/Blog

Friday, July 29, 2016

ASTU Movie Review from the Eyes of Caregiver



I never realized how close to my own reality a movie could get till I watched the #Marathi #movie #ASTU….as I sat through the 2-hour-5-minute film and watched small and big events of my life playing on screen, I realized that the story writer (and/or many others closely associated with the film) too would have probably lived these moments in her life to be able to portray this disease so accurately. It is true that #dementia / #Alzheimer never affects just one person, it affects the entire family. It changes your life so completely that you can never be the same person again – whether you are the patient or the #caregiver . 



ASTU is actually the narrative of a 24-hour day in the life of Dr.Shastri, who is a person with dementia, and his immediate family and their experiences as he gets lost while trying to follow an elephant through the crowded streets of Pune. The screenplay seamlessly moves in and out of incidents in the past and present as his daughter traces the journey of the discovery of her father having Alzheimer’s disease and the subsequent ways in which the family, and she particularly, has been dealing with it. The delicacy and vulnerability of human relationships when challenged with a situation such as having a person with Alzheimer’s disease in the family is very sensitivity handled in the film. The manner in which Dr.Shastri connects with the mahout’s wife Chanamma is also touching – no relationship, no identity and yet, he places as much faith in her as a small child does in his own mother.

The performances by the entire cast are good, but #IravatiHarshe , #AmrutaSubhash and #MilindSoman deserve special mention. Dr. #MohanAgashe , of course, is stunningly flawless in his portrayal as a person with the dreaded dementia. And hats off to #SumitraBhave and #SunilSukhtankar for attempting to weave a film around this lesser known and oft-misunderstood illness…as a caregiver, my personal thanks for recognising and documenting the angst of a child who sees their parent lose their memory and identity and living through the helplessness of it all.

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