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Saturday, May 21, 2016

This Man Is Transforming The World Of Senior Citizens : By Suhana Bhatia India Pages

Meet Sailesh Mishra, the man who is transforming the world of senior citizens, one step at a time. His vision for an elder-friendly world has garnered support from individuals and organisations across society. A belief that these silver-haired, golden-hearted people deserve to enjoy their “second childhood” with dignity, respect and care has driven him and his team of committed souls to reach out to seniors in as many ways as possible. 



Read in Detail a story of Changemaker Sailesh Mishra: Silver Innings 
http://www.indiapages.in/man-transforming-world-senior-citizens-3053.html



By Suhana Bhatia 

Founder, Write In Light Services,Writing story-screenplays for Television since 2004, Suhana is a passionate word-player, a crazy book collector and an incorrigible chai lover. Having written for shows like Kittie Party (Zee TV), Jab Love Hua (Zee TV), Jhoomein Jia Re (Zee TV), Twist Wala Love (Channel V), her telefilm 30 Day Trial (Sahara One) was nominated for Best Script at the Indian Telly Awards. Suhana regularly writes content for websites, social media, newspaper features, corporate AV's and English sub-titles for Hindi films. She is also guest faculty at SNDT University, Juhu. In 2013, she founded Write In Light to offer writing services across media.


Courtesy India Pages
http://www.indiapages.in/man-transforming-world-senior-citizens-3053.html





Dementia in India – What does it look like in other countries? Sailesh Mishra at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio


Dear Friends, It  was honor to have been featured at Global Renowned and Esteem Alzheimer's Speaks Radio of Lori La Bey ' ‪#‎Dementia‬ In ‪#‎India‬ – Does It Look Like Other Countries? ' on 10th May 2016. 

https://www.spreaker.com/user/sbarnard4/dementia-in-india-what-does-it-look-like_1


Today we are lucky to have Sailesh-Mishra from India with us. Sailesh is Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Silver innings® a community dedicated to Senior Citizens in India and A1 Snehanjali, Assisted Living Elder Care Home. Listen and learn what dementia care looks like in India.


Contact Information For Sailesh-Mishra:
Email: silverinnings@gmail.com / a1snehanjali@gmail.com 
Call: 91+ 9987104233 / 91+ 9323919145 
Website: www.silverinnings.com ; www.a1snehanjali.com 

Additional Resource Information:
Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Website: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/
Keynote Speaker: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/event-planners
Join The Purple Angel Project: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/purple-angel-project
Check out Audible www.audibletrial.com/SOCIAL
Check out Fresh Books www.gofreshbooks.com/alive

Friday, May 20, 2016

Inter-generational bonding – A necessary action to bond the young and elderly

Inter-generational bonding is an umbrella term in itself. Yet let us first understand the emotional need which is fulfilled through such a bonding. It consists of the bonding of the aging and young generation on friendly, cordial and co-operative terms. Such a bonding is a medium to develop an equal understanding level between grandparents and grandchildren. The wide term, ‘Inter-generational bonding’ would include the acceptance of each other’s thought processes, changing habits, preferences, choices and behavior. It is increasingly important for both the generations to openly accept each other the way they are. For example, the elderly should openly accept the trends of younger generation; it includes receptiveness for and learning of the new technology and social networking too. If both are connected via the new forms of communication and networking like email, Whats App, Hike messenger, Facebook, then it would help the younger generation to relate with their elders. Also, elders can appreciate the transformed and trendy dressing styles and lifestyle of the youngsters. Similarly, the younger generation should also spend quality time with their grandparents; for instance, if grandchildren are staying away, then they can at least meet their grandparents on weekends or celebrate the seniors’ birthdays and anniversaries together. If all the three generations are staying together then parents and grandparents can spend time and take care of their elders every day; all the family members can have dinner together and talk for sometime every day. Such minute but important gestures would remarkably contribute to strengthen inter-generational bonding. It plays an important role to satisfy the emotional need of the aging population. It helps the grandparents to meet their grandchildren during their aging phase. And, the grandchildren too can experience the precious company of their grandparents.



According to HelpAge India, India’s elderly population is estimated to become 200 million till 2030. Also, at present 95 million Indians are above the age of 60. Moreover, today’s lifestyle is changing due to more of online interactions instead of actual, personal interactions. In addition to this, the academic and professional commitments too, have increased. It has thus led to the growth of an online culture. These are one of the factors which have resulted into lack of inter-generational interaction. So, the SAVE (Student Action for Value Education) program, a HelpAge India initiative plays an important role to bridge this gap between elders and youngsters. Through this program, activities, games and festival celebrations are organized to enable and strengthen inter-generational bond. Thus, SAVE ensures that the elderly population is relieved of isolation and neglect by participating in such interactive, refreshing activities.

Silver Innings is a Mumbai-based social enterprise (For profit) which was formed to provide need based services to India’s elderly population. Since 2008, Silver Innings along with A-1 Snehanjali, its sister concern have been conducting refreshing inter-generational programs. The purpose of these programs is to create harmony between both the generations. They conduct activities such as music and dance events, story-telling, summer camp, recreational games, SIFC Football club matches, 60 v/s 16 Cricket matches etc. These programs help create a unique bond between elders and youngsters. It creatively portrays the long term vision of Silver Innings – ‘Creating elder-friendly world where ageing becomes a positive and rewarding experience.’ Silver Innings is living with its aim of supporting and caring for the growing number of elderly in our country. Therefore, it is playing a vital role to bond the elder and young generation.

SKIP is a Canada-based organization which has been working for a decade to develop cordial, co-operative and unique relation between the senior and younger generation. SKIP (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) organizes intergenerational bonding programs. For example, it hosts interesting activities and games for elders and youngsters. These activities make the seniors feel satisfied since they can freely share their life stories with the youngsters. The youngsters too feel equally comfortable to interact with elders because of this unique medium of interaction. SKIP helps elders to engage themselves creatively and mentally in order to gradually reduce their loneliness. Consequently, these programs have helped the youngsters understand the importance of elders in a very better manner. (Click video to watch SKIP activities.) Thus, SKIP plays a remarkable role to facilitate interaction between elders and youngsters. Such an inter-generational bonding has been positively helping the elders to live life in a renewed way. (Click video to watch its founder speak)

A paper entitled, ‘Promoting intergenerational understanding between the young and old: the case of Singapore Leng Leng Thang, National University of Singapore’has been published on UN website (Please click UN to view the entire paper). It has described the efforts that were done on a national level to promote intergenerational bonding. The paper states that, ‘In Singapore, the setting up of the taskforce to promote grandparenting and intergenerational bonding in July 2002 by the Singapore Ministry of Community Development (now expanded as the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports) could be regarded as the starting point of state effort to promote intergenerational initiatives in Singapore.’ [Note: The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports restructured on 1st November, 2012 as Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)]. The State has been promoting the celebration of Grandparent’s Day on every 4th Sunday of November. The purpose of this day is to make the younger generation realize the importance of grandparent’s contribution to their life. Later, in 2005, a Gen3 Fund Inter-School Competition was arranged as part of the activities of the National Family Week. The Gen3 Fund played a very important role to fund the recreational, fun-filled activities conducted by Singapore Government.

Another paper entitled, ‘Ageing families in Singapore’ was published in February 2015 by Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), Singapore. It has stated that family support is very crucial and valuable for the aged members. Such support has been provided to the aged members – emotionally, physically and financially by their family members. The paper states that , ‘The Perception and Attitudes towards Ageing and Seniors (PATAS) survey in 2013 found that 96.5% of respondents aged between 50 and 74 years agreed that family support was key to successful ageing.’ It further explains that, ‘In the Housing and Development Board (HDB) Sample Household Survey (SHS) 2013, the majority of elderly residents expressed confidence that they were able to rely on their children for physical, emotional and financial support. They also reported that they were able to rely more on their unmarried children as most of them were living together, compared to their married children for physical support, while they were able to rely similarly on both married and unmarried children for emotional and financial support.’ Thus, a caring nature and sensitive behavior by the grown-up, responsible children towards their parents too forms an important part of intergenerational bonding.

Now let us understand the intergenerational bonding which can happen at workplace too in a comprehensive and creative manner. Employseniors.org (Ohio, U.S.A.) provides free employment services inclusive of guidance and support from a Volunteer Job Counselor, job referrals; it acts as a link between seniors aged 50 & above and the employers;  organizes Annual Senior Job Fair which hosts career, educational programs and networking with local employers; it also undertakes workshops and programs to broaden career options of senior citizens; it provides resources to elderly job seekers to attain employment for achieving financial stability for themselves and their family. 

Seniors.lovetoknow.com mentions some work from home jobs for senior citizens. They can creatively engage themselves in online jobs like selling products on ebay, paid blogging, working as consultant, conducting tuitions, cooking/catering, tailoring etc. Yet, there is an intense need to unite the younger and senior population at workplace. It would enhance a new kind of intergenerational bonding. Moreover, it would be an excellent way to create earning opportunity for elderly people. As a result, they would achieve dignity, financial stability and social belongingness. The increasing population of seniors and their rising isolation can also be dealt with in this way. The efforts of Government and business world would play a very significant role to employ the growing number of elderly in their companies along with young executives.


Thus, the inter-generational bonding would cater to our elderly population in terms of emotional and physical support as well as financial support. It would remarkably build and develop their self-reliance and self-respect.


Long live intergenerational bonding!!


By Sneha Tipnis


About Author: 
Sneha Tipnis is a freelance writer from India. She has been writing for online writers’ platforms like writersbureau.com, Triond, Authspot and Bookstove.  She writes content for websites, brochures, blogs and social media updates. She’s an English Literature Graduate and Masters in Educational Technology – Computer Applications (MET-CA). She has worked in the e learning industry for a year pertaining to Masters Degree. She’s a student of The Writers Bureau  (A renowned Writing College in UK), Manchester, London.

You can connect with Sneha on her blog: goldentipsmumbai.blogspot.in , Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook page Thoughts, Feelings and Expressions.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saagar Kinare - A day at A1: HT NO TV DAY 29th May'16

Pride Age and Silver Innings in association with A1 Snehanjali presents - 'HT NO TV DAY EVENT' - 'Sagar Kinare - A day at A1' - A rejuvenating day trip - in the lap of nature - at A1 Snehanjali, assisted living elder care home near Rajodi Beach, Nalasopara west / Virar west, on Sun 29th May 2016 - A fun eventful day ‪#‎PICNIC‬ - 'Sagar Kinare - A day at A1'




Theme is 'wellness' - Rejuvenate | Relax | Rediscover thru dance, music, games and Connect with Nature activities.

Registration Fees: Rs. 900 per person (This includes AC Bus, 3 Meals and all activities with prizes to be won)
PAY VIA BANK TRANSFER ( Please let us know when you pay by email silverinnings@gmail.com 


Bank Account detail:
Account Number: 03921500002417
Account Name: Silver Innings
Account Type: Current A/C
Bank address: DCB Bank Limited (Development Credit Bank Ltd.) MTNL Road, Sheetal Nagar, Mira Road (East), India – 401107
RTGS/NEFT//IFS Code: DCBL0000039



MAX PARTICIPANTS: 40


Register here: 
Email: silverinnings@gmail.com
or
Call / WhatsApp: 9819839288 (Sushmita)

Pickup Points:
6.45am Assemble Opp. Bisleri, Andheri East
7am sharp Bus Starts
7.30am Opp. National Park, Near Shankar Temple
9.30/10am Reach A1 Snehanjali, Rajodi
4.45pm leave A1 Snehanjali
5pm Rajodi Beach
6pm Return journey starts



Be a part of this fun eventful day - memories of which will last for a lifetime. 

Register at Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166425033388231/

Direction Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/uxL6rPUS3kC2




Courtesy: https://www.facebook.com/htnotvday/

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sponsorship / Donation Required for A1 SNEHANJALI Elder Care Home

Dear Friends,
We seek your support through Sponsorship / Donation of Materials required for our A1 SNEHANJALI, RAJODI Project. 



Silver Innings is a Internationally acclaimed Social Enterprise working with Senior Citizens since 2008 creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.

Project:  ‘A1 SNEHANJALI’ 24 x 7 assisted living elder care home, one of its kind and first in Mumbai City was started in April 2013 at D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara west, District Palghar, Maharashtra, India, with goal of “Transforming Lives to eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom” with Person centered care.

In our Third year, understanding gap between need and facility available for our Elders, we are starting our 2nd Unit near Rajodi beach, Nalasopara west, which is only 10 minutes from our 1st and current home at D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara west .   

Concept: A1 SNEHANJALI offers both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul . It is a 24 x7 Assisted Living Elder Care Home. Person centered care is relationship-based. The management team and staff know each resident as an individual, his/her life story, strengths, weaknesses, needs, preferences and expectations. The staff form meaningful relationships with the residents and their family members. A person centered philosophy and approach to care is crucial to meet the needs of persons especially with dementia.


Please find below list of item / materials required with approx rates.

All RATES are Approx.

How you can help :
You can get each item description from us, BUY and send us directly
OR
You can sponsor Item/s and Send us CHQ in name of 'SILVER INNING FOUNDATION' to get 80G tax benefit

For more info contact us:
Write to us at a1snehanjali@gmail.com or silverinnings@gmail.com or call us at 9323919145 ( Mon to Fri 11am to 5pm)

Visit us at
https://www.facebook.com/A1Snehanjali/
http://silverinnings.com/



Sr. No. Item Qty  Per Item RATE Total Remark
1 Semi Auto Washing Machine - 8.5 ltr Whirlpool 1 13500 13500  
2 Double door 265 ltrs Refrigerator Whirlpool 1 23500 23500  
3  Music System 5: 1 Philips 1 6690 6690  
4  Desktop Computer Assembled 1 29300 29300  - INTEL CORE i-3 3220 (3.2) GHz 
5  HP All in one Printer 1 7000 7000  - HP DESKJET 3635 PRINTER
6 Wheel Chair 3 6000 18000  
7  Folding Walker 3 2000 6000  
8  Tripod Walker 3 800 2400  
9  Walking Stick 3 500 1500  
10  Semi Flower hospital bed 6 8700 52200 -2nd hand with mattress and 1 ralling 
11  Normal Iron Cot  6 6000 36000  
12  Mattress  6 4000 24000  
13 Library cupboard 1 11000 11000  
14  Bicycle 1 4000 4000  
15  Digital Camera 1 15000 15000  
16  CCTV 10   200000  -with wiring and complete 1TB set 
17 Nilakamal Chairs 36 600 21600 - Residents and Guest 
18 Office Chairs  2 2000 2400  
19 Office cupboard 2 7000 14000  
20 All type Fire Extinguisher  6 3000 18000  
21  Honda Generator 1 60000 60000  
22  Invertor 2 35000 70000  -1400 kva
23  Gardening Equipment 1 25000 25000  
24  Carom Board 3 3000 9000  
25 Nilkamal Dining Table for 6 people 6 2800 16800  
26  Colour 39 INCH TV 1 30000 30000  
27 LCD Projector and screen 1 45000 45000  
28 Cubboard 6 8500 51000-  twin sharing 
29 Mixer Grinder Juicer 1 10000 6000 - Food Processor
30 Toaster  1 3000 3000  
31 RO Water Filter 40 Ltr 1 30000 30000  -with tank
32 Side Table 6 2000 12000  -for 6 resident rooms
33 Office Table 1 5000 5000  
           
         
  Posted on 25th  April 2016 





Silver Innings is looking for 'Center Manager – Social Worker' for A1 Snehanjali assisted living elder care home, Mumbai

Silver Innings is a Internationally acclaimed Social Enterprise working with Senior Citizens since 2008 creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience. We are now looking for ‘Center Manager – Social Worker’ for our Startup ‘A1 SNEHANJALI’ 24 x 7 assisted living elder care home, new unit at Rajodi, Nalasopara west. 




Project:  ‘A1 SNEHANJALI’ 24 x 7 assisted living elder care home, one of its kind and first in Mumbai City was started in April 2013 at D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara west, District Palghar, Maharashtra, India, with goal of “Transforming Lives to eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom” with Person centered care.

Concept:   It offers both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul . It is a 24 x7 Assited Living Elder Care Home. Person centered care is relationship-based. The management team and staff know each resident as an individual, his/her life story, strengths, weaknesses, needs, preferences and expectations. The staff form meaningful relationships with the residents and their family members. A person centered philosophy and approach to care is crucial to meet the needs of persons especially with dementia.

Post: Center Manager – Social Worker

Place :  Rajodi, Nalasopara west

Work days and Time: 6 Days a week, But it may require 24 x 7 monitoring.

Time :  9.30am to 6pm (Saturday: 9.30am to 2pm) .

Package: Salary negotiable depending on qualification, experience and attitude + Local Travelling, Food + local mobile.

Probation: 3 months

Commitment: Minimum 2 years

Joining: Candidates who can Join Immediately or before 15th May 2016, should only apply

Qualification:  Graduate / Post Graduate in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Nursing. Qualification in Mental Health, Nursing, Gerontology, Psychology, Para Medical will be an added advantage.

Age Limit: 25yrs and above

Experience: Maximum 2 year, A Fresher with long term commitment and mindset will also be considered. Experience in Elder care facility/homes/dementia will be an added advantage.

Requirement:
Candidates must be dynamic, articulate, Quick learner , self starter and with passion for working with elderly.
Job involves looking after day to day affairs and logistic, interacting with residents, screening new applicants, home visits, overseeing subordinate staff, handling accounts and ensuring smooth functioning of the facility.
Must be computer literate, with good oral and written communication skills in English.
Job entails report preparation, proposal making, activity like creativity music, dance etc and counseling of residents and family members. Must be prepared to work beyond office hours if required.
Preference will be given to residents of nearby areas and Marathi Speaking ONLY.
Resident Manager can also be considered.
A caring understanding attitude with a positive mind set and Empathetic attitude towards all, and with ability to work under pressure and handle emergency situations.
Commitment to work for Elderly is a primary requisite. Knowledge of English, Marathi and Hindi is must; any other language will be added advantage.
A Resident of Maharashtra state will be preferred.
2 Wheeler driving license an advantage.


Roles and Responsibility:
• Co-ordination of the project
• Coordination with resource persons, medical professionals
• Day to day affairs including housekeeping , kitchen , garden,
• Staff supervision , subordinate staff, AMC etc
• Screening new applicants, Admission procedures
• Home visits of prospective residents
• Interaction with Family members
• Conducting and Managing Activities and Programmes
• Writing reports/proposals/documentation
• Managing and coordinating with volunteers
• Representing organization at various forums
• Accounts handling
• Counseling
• Attending conference/seminar
• Organizing programme /events such as Workshop, Lecture, Talks, Camps
• Coordination with government and local authorities
• Handling CSR projects
• Networking with NGO’s and organizations
• Advocacy
• Organising Fund Raising & Events
• Ensuring overall smooth functioning of the ‘A1 SNEHANJALI’
• Emergency calls and situation to be handled
• Any other role function that will be given to you by the Management
• Reporting to The President / Directors / Project – In charge

Last day to Apply: 30th May 2015 by EMAIL ONLY 

Write to silverinnings@gmail.com with Covering letter, Detail Profiles/ CV, Passport size photograph and 2 references.

If selected, offer letter will be given with detail Roles and Responsibilities and Salary details

NO Phone call will be entertained

Interview to be held at Silver Innings Office at Mira Road


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A1Snehanjali/ 

Website: http://silverinnings.com/

Date of posting: 20th April 2016 







Saturday, April 23, 2016

How to live your Flourishing Fifties with hobbies ? by Sneha Tipnis

There are certain age related health disorders. These disorders include Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Of these, Dementia happens due to the deterioration of a person’s cognitive (brain) functioning. Later, it progresses to lead to Alzheimer’s, which causes the death of a person’s brain cells. And, as a result, the brain shrinks. According to NIA (National Institute for Health, Bethesda, U.S.), ‘Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of Dementia among older adults.’ Lastly, Parkinson’s disease causes memory loss or dementia. According to a video uploaded by Khan Academy Medicine, Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease. It involves the loss of control over body movements. Parkinson’s can surface and show symptoms during age of less than 50 years of a person.



Yet there are ways to keep oneself fresh and fit owing to such diseases during old age i.e. 55 years and above. Especially, in case of memory loss due to Dementia, mental stimulation becomes very important to keep one’s brain fit. Several memory games and activities are helpful to keep the senior citizens mentally fresh and fit. According to http://seniors.lovetoknow.com/, there are number of memory games like jigsaw puzzles, crossword, word search and Sudoku; other games for improving memory include Dominoes, Checkers, Chess, card games and Scrabble.

Apart from these memory games, certain activities and hobbies are also beneficial for people 55 years and above. As per, http://seniors.lovetoknow.com/ these hobbies include drawing, painting, knitting, playing musical instrument, scrapbook making, woodworking, creating mosaics from tiles or colorful paper, photography, gardening etc. When people of 55 and above involve in these activities, they can mentally and creatively uplift themselves. As a result, their brain cells stimulate and freshen up. Also, playing games like chess, card games and gardening are very helpful for them to interact with their peers (Senior citizens aged 55 and above). Many of these hobbies help the elderly maintain eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. Also, those elderly who have short attention span, arthritis or poor eye-hand coordination, a craft or hobby can be modified to suit that person.

Thus, the mind or memory games help the elderly to re-establish recognition skills, and increase their memory power. These games and hobbies help the elderly to live a healthier and longer life. It enhances their social interaction and friendships. As a result, it helps them get rid off loneliness and depression.

So, it can be said that 50 and above is indeed a second innings for our elderly population!! And as the name speaks Silver Innings Group, it is truly a home for second innings of this silver population!! It is indeed a second and new phase of life for them!! So, they can truly enjoy their Flourishing Fifties!!


About Author:
Sneha Tipnis is a freelance writer from India. She has been writing for online writers’ platforms like writersbureau.com, Triond, Authspot and Bookstove.  She writes content for websites, brochures, blogs and social media updates. She’s an English Literature Graduate and Masters in Educational Technology – Computer Applications (MET-CA). She has worked in the e learning industry for a year pertaining to Masters Degree. She’s a student of The Writers Bureau  (A renowned Writing College in UK), Manchester, London.

You can connect with Sneha on her blog: goldentipsmumbai.blogspot.in, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook page Thoughts, Feelings and Expressions.


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