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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
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)

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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.

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: 5th 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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tangerine teams up with Bollywood to help India’s old folks

Mumbai, March 2016: In today’s age of celebrities, getting an autograph from a leading star is a desire for many. But imagine if these autographs could actually be used to improve the lives of those in need? 

Tangerine, the designer brand for home solutions, made this a reality. As part of a unique CSR initiative, it got renowned Bollywood celebrities to autograph on its bedroom makeover accessories. For every one celebrity signature, they donated twenty five bed sheets to NGOs like Help Age India and Silver Inning Foundation.

Sonam Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kalki, Malaika Arora Khan, Javed Akthar Govinda, Bhoomi Pednekar, Athiya Shetty, Kabir Bedi, Anu Malik, Karan Tacker, Urvashi Rautela, Karan Grover, Kanika Kapoor, Queenie Singh, Talat Aziz, Mouni Roy, Jennifer Winget, Aditya Thackrey, Sanjeeda, Ranveer Brar, Makarand Deshpande, Rahul Sharma, Sanjeev Kapoor and Neeraj Kabi came together and signed for a cause.

Through this one of a kind program, the brand brought together celebrities to lend their star power and help the disadvantaged elderly of India. It donated a total of 650 bed sheets to the NGOs, which are expected to significantly improve the quality of life of its beneficiaries. With this simple but significant gesture, they gave India’s old folks a comfortable bed to sleep on, and more importantly, a smile on their faces with the knowledge that someone is thinking about them.

Talking about the initiative, Rajiv Merchant, Co-founder, Tangerine, said, “Our products beautify the homes of thousands of Indians. But we were keen on using our brand to make a difference to people in need. By donating close to 650 bed sheets to NGOs like Help Age India and Silver Inning Foundation, we got the chance to help India’s disadvantaged elderly rest with comfort, dignity, and a smile on their faces. We are thankful to our Bollywood fraternity to help us bring this initiative to life, and lending their names for the cause.”

About Tangerine: 
From IHV's stable comes the introduction of the new age concept of Home Makeover in the form of Tangerine, premium lifestyle brand of home solution in 2014. Tangerine’s innovative and superior quality products coupled with innovative signature collections have contributed to the success of the brand in India. With the knowledge of Indian consumer behaviour and current market trends, Tangerine brings a total coordinate solution for home and accessories. It enables the consumer chose the best.

Tangerine is available in leading speciality stores, departmental stores, online stores and mom and pop furnishing stores across the country.
For further information, please visit the Website: http://www.mytangerinetree.com/
Social Media page: facebook.com/mytangerinetree
Blog: http://www.mytangerinetree.com/blog/

About Indian Home Variations: Indian Home Variation (IHV), a brand marketing and distribution business in Premium House-ware Segment since 2009. IHV’s main objective is making Indian homes more stylish and to cater the needs of the modern consumer by offering them internationally acclaimed, premium design-centric home décor solutions. Co-Founder and CEO, Indian Home Variations, Mr. Rajiv Merchant embarked on a journey into home décor offering and design solutions. He brings entrepreneurship, business connections and value chain management to Indian Home Variations.

For PR enquiries, please contact:  
Divya Siraj Menon | 9029555956 | divya.m@crisscross.in || Meghana Nambiar | 9833322812| meghana@crisscross.in || Tejal Daftary | 98204 04 621| tejal@crisscross.in

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Apply for UN INIA SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY Training in Mumbai April 2016


The dramatic and unprecedented increase in the number of older persons in the World will lead to unique political, economic and social consequences. In developing countries, where by the year 2025 seventy-two per cent of the world’s older persons will live, this demographic development will pose a particular challenge. Although a number of developing countries have initiated various innovative and concrete measures aimed at meeting the needs of older persons, there exists an acute shortage of trained care-givers at all levels in gerontology.
This multi-disciplinary Training Programme in Social Gerontology , designed by an International Expert Group, aims at providing a broad and up-to-date understanding of the complex and far-reaching consequences of mass longevity. Participants are helped to evolve and implement appropriate policies, which will ensure for older persons, a high quality of life in their own society.
The programme consists of lectures and topics dealt with include Population ageing: A global perspective; Key concepts in gerontology; Social aspects of ageing; Economic aspects of ageing; Psychological aspects of ageing; Health aspects of the older persons; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (I): Older persons and development; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (II): Health Promotion and wellbeing; Medical Conditions experienced by the Older Persons; Policies on older persons in India; Maintenance & welfare of parents / Senior Citizens Act of India 2007; Feminisation of ageing; Intergenerational solidarity; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (III): Ensuring enabling and supportive environments; Active-ageing policies for low-income countries; Caregiving of older persons; Communication with older persons; Programmes and schemes for elderly in India; Social Policies and services in the community; Elder Abuse; Quality of life in old age; Dementia & its implications on the individual and the family; Ageing and Disability; Healthy Nutrition in the elderly; Older Persons in the changing role of the family; Socio-economic implications of Population Ageing in India; National Minimum standards for care homes for older persons.
Applications are invited from social workers, academicians, health professionals and others interested in the field of Ageing from SAARC countries.

Following are the pre-requisites for admission to the course:-
1. Adequate knowledge of English Language.
2. Graduates in any field.
3. Experience of/ zeal for working in the field of Ageing/Gerontology       (optional).
4. This course is open for SAARC nationals.

Interested persons may apply on-line through ILC-I’s website www.ilcindia.org. Attached with the application form, you also have to upload the following:-
1. A personal letter (giving reasons for attending the course).
2. Passport size photograph (on White Background).
♦ Closing date for application is 30th March 2016.
♦ Limited seats available.
♦ Hard Copies of degree certificates (to be submitted on the 10th of        April 2016 at the venue of the training programme.
♦ All Applications received will be scrutinized only after the receipt of    full payment of fees.
♦ ILC-I reserves the right to Accept/Reject any Application.
♦ Fees once paid are non-refundable even if the Applicant fails to            attend the course due to any reason.
♦ In case if any Application is rejected, ILC-I will reimburse the full        amount of the fees paid during the period 1st April ,2016 to 10th          April 2016.
♦ Formal Inauguration of the training programme will be on the             afternoon of Sunday the 10th of April 2016. The details of the same     will be communicated later.
Course Fee:
Indian Participants : Early Bird Registration up to 29th February 2016 : Rs. 12,000/-
After 29th February 2016 : Rs. 15,000/-International Participants : Early Bird Registration up to 29th February 2016 : US$ 270 After 29th February 2016: US$ 300
1. This payment covers the course fee (which includes Tuition Fees     and Training Kit) plus Lunch and Two Teas per day for the period of the Training Program (11th to 15th April, 2016)
2. Accommodation and other arrangements to be made by the participants.

Application Form: http://ilcindia.org/application-form/
Payment Details: http://ilcindia.org/payment-details/

International Longevity Centre-India
CASP Bhavan, Survey No. 132/2, Plot No. 3, Pashan Baner Link Road, Pashan Pune : 411 021.
Telephone No: +91 – 20 – 25862845 / +91 – 20 – 65002595
Email : longevetic@gmail.com Website: www.ilcindia.org

Source: http://ilcindia.org/more-details/ 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Maharashtra Agrees To Lower Age of 'Senior Citizens' To 60 Years

NAGPUR:  The Maharashtra Government today agreed to lower the age of attaining senior citizenship from 65 years to 60 years in order to bring it on par with the central government.

"The decision will come into effect from March 2016," Minister for Social Justice Rajkumar Badole announced in the state Legislative Assembly here.

During a discussion on the calling attention motion brought by Congress legislator Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and others, members cutting across party lines demanded that the state government should lower the age of citizenship to 60 years, on par with the Central Government.

"The government brought a Senior Citizen policy way back in 2013 and but it has not been implemented in letter and spirit," the members complained.

BJP member Medha Kulkarni, Congress legislator Varsha Gaikwad, Madhukar Chavan, Nabi Abdul Sattar and others insisted that there was a need for pensionable age being reduced from 65 years to 60 years on par with Central Government's Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme.

Sensing the mood of the entire House, Mr Badole agreed to bring it on par with Centre the age to 60 years and said it would be implemented from March 2016.

Vijay Wadettiwar of Congress demanded that elders, those staying in government-recognised shelter home for elders, are getting a meagre help of Rs. 900 per month for their clothing, meals, bedding and medicine which was quite insufficient. He demanded that it should be raised to Rs. 2,000 per month.

Mr Badole informed the House that there was a proposal to increase it to Rs. 1,500 per month.

Ashish Shelar of BJP sought to know whether the government has intends to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and when the State Council for Older Persons would be set up.

Replying to that Mr Badole said, "a decision regarding the Awareness day will be taken in three months and the Council will be set up within one month."

Courtesy: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/maharashtra-agrees-to-lower-age-of-senior-citizens-to-60-years-1255234

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Silver Innings Legal Advice Clinic, a Diwali Gift to Senior Citizens and their Family

Silver Innings Legal Advice Clinic
 Advice, Awareness, Advocacy, Empowerment (AAAE)

We at Silver Inning Foundation are Happy To Announce ‘Silver Innings Legal Advice Clinic’ on every 4th Saturday of the Month from 3pm to 4pm, starting from Saturday 28th Nov 2015. This is an perfect Diwali Gift to All #Mumbaikar #Seniorcitizens and their family members, Open to all age group. 

Silver Innings since 2008 is working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.

Understanding that right legal advice is always sought after and legal advice is expensive and people get trapped with unlikely circumstances and that many cases can be solved before reaching the courts, we at Silver Inning Foundation in our continuous effort to empower and help our Elders and their family members have tied with leading Legal and Human Right Activist Advocate Aileen Marques to provide once a month ‘Legal Advice Clinic’. This clinic would not only provide Right Legal Advice but also provide Legal Literacy program viz. Awareness, Advocacy, Empowerment (AAAE) for the overall benefit of the community. 

Charges: For APL subsidize charges will be Rs.100/- and for BPL it will be Rs.50/-  per advice.

Our Legal Advisor Advocate Aileen Marques & Associate and Counselor Mrs. Vaishali Sant will be available every 4th Saturday of the Month from 3pm to 4pm at our office: Silver Inning Foundation, Bldg.No. J -47/48, Shop no. 10, Poonam Sagar Complex CHS LTD, Opp.Navagraha Bldg, Road Behind Allahabad Bank,  Mira Road – East. India. Pin: 401107.

As part of the clinic, the following service would be provided:
•         Legal Advice,
•         Pre-Litigation Settlement,
•         Negotiation & Mediation
•         Legal counseling,
•         Legal advice to clients referred through the students.
•         Identifying appropriate laws, and the legal options that may be explored
•         Legal awareness

Legal Literacy program would have 3 aspects:

1. Awareness First: Legal Education is what we uphold and encourage. We believe that legal awareness is the need of the hour. As citizens and as human persons, we must be aware of our human rights-our basic and fundamental rights. Only if we are aware of our rights, can we assert them and empower ourselves. Rights and Duties are basic to our existence and only when we know what we must do, we can fulfill out duties and exercise our rights.

2. Empowering Trainers: Grass-root workers encounter many challenges during their work and very often social-work needs legal technicalities. The organisations they belong to cannot afford high-end training. Through para-legal sessions, we enable such social engineers learn some basics of law.

3. Advocacy Force:  We are working towards busting the myths that Law and Rights are a luxury of a few and that legal recourse is an exhaustive and expensive affair. Working with the system is as important as legal education. We find it appalling that educated persons holding high posts, don’t bother to know their rights until arrested, women rarely take note of the legal provisions until forced by cruelty or abuse. Very few non-lawyers will actually visit Courts until one day they are dragged to court for some litigation.

Topics for Legal awareness training:
a. Rights of Senior citizens and accessibility to law
b. Gender and Law
c. Child Sexual Abuse
d. Domestic Violence
e. Sexual Harassment at Workplace
f. Sexual Harassment on streets and in Public
g. Inheritance related laws, Will, Gift deed etc.
h. Tobacco related law
i. Legal procedures and basic legal information
j. Marriage and Divorce Laws
k. Women empowerment and Human Rights
l. FIR, NC and Role of the Police
m. Maintenance related laws
n. Juvenile Justice Act, child abuse and adoption
o. Child Safety and Protection

For Query and Appointment Contact us: 
Mobile: 8879884807 / 9987104233 (Mon to Fri 11am to 5pm) 
Email: silverinnings@gmail.com 

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