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Thursday, September 29, 2011

World Elder’s Day 2011 ,Silver Inning Foundation Events

"Ageing is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength"

On occasion of International Day of Older Persons , Silver Inning Foundation, an dedicated organisation for Elders, celebrates its 4th World Elders Day 2011 by hosting various events for Senior Citizens in Mumbai , India in association with Robinson Memorial Methodist Marathi Central Church , L. T .College of Nursing , YWCA Asha Kiran , iVolunteer and Krishna Kala Trust Old Age Home

Date: Sun 2nd Oct 2011

Event: Interactive Talk on Elder Right
Venue: Robinson Memorial Methodist Marathi Central Church, Bhyculla
Time: 12.15 pm to 1.30 pm

Date: Mon 3rd Oct
Event: UMANG, a annual Talent show of Senior Citizens
Venue: National Conference on Gerontology, L. T .College of Nursing, Patkar Hall, SNDT College, Churchgate
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm

Date: Tue 11th Oct 2011
Event: Entertainment, Games and Fun
Venue: YWCA Asha Kiran Senior Citizen’s facility, Andheri west, in association with iVolunteer
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Date: Friday 14th Oct 2011

Event: Entertainment, Games and Food Item distribution
Venue: Krishna Kala Trust Old Age Home, Hatkesh, Mira Road
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm

For all the event Registration compulsory and Entry by Invitation Only.

Contact: 9987104233 – Mon to Friday 10am to 6pm Email: silverinnings@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Silver Inning Foundation : Senior Citizens Safety Tips- Home , Bank & Internet/Phone

Your Safety at Home
1) Always ensure that your doors are locked from inside.
2) Always switch on the night bulb during night time.
3) Keep your valuables in the lockers of the bank and take them out only when you require them.
4) Install burglars alarm system, security gadgets, surveillance, cameras etc.
5) Never hand over huge cash, gold etc. to your servants/strangers for transportation.
6) Inform the police about movement of strangers in your locality.
7) Keep a close watch and inform the police about suspicious sales man, plumber etc.
8) Display all police related numbers including 100 and Helpline in your house near your telephone.
9) Install caller ID system to your telephone.
10) Never leave your spare key concealed anywhere near the front door-Burglars know all the hiding places like in flower pot , above door etc
11) Change or check your locks every year.
12) Always pull down the doors and window curtains, especially during evening hours since it reduces the temptations of the thieves to target your house
13) Have peep-in installed in the front door of your house from inside, so that you can see.
14) Install latch or safety door from inside the house
15) Open door with help of latch or only open safety door
16) When you are away from home for tour or holiday, inform a reliable neighbor or relative to check your home from time time. Keep in touch with them.
17) Do not reveal about your holiday trip in advance to too many people.
18) Employ a servant after verifying his real name, native address with the help of the nearest Police Station
19) Never discuss financial matters in front of your servant
20) Treat your servant in a humane way
21) Do not allow any of the relatives or friends of your servant to visit your house. If at all he has any frequent visitor, get his antecedents checked from police and try to keep the number of such persons.
22) When you admit a workman or a salesman or courier in your house do not leave him alone at any time

Tips for Safe Banking / Investment
1) Take adequate precautions before investing your money with any private agencies.
2) Inform the police immediately about any suspicious financial speculation and other agencies.
3) Do not be misguided by alluring advertisements unless you thoroughly cross check and verify the real benefits being offered to you.
4) Insist on getting all receipts for every payment made by you.
5) Monthly statements of your bank accounts should be invariably checked regularly.
6) Take adequate care for safe keeping of your cheque book and other important bank documents.
7) As far as possible bank transactions should be handled personally.
8) Do not disclose your bank account number, credit card, debit card /user name/password/PIN/ Aadhar/ PAN Card number to anyone.
9) Do not keep your bank account inoperative for a long time.
10) Never take an introduction from an unknown persons for the purpose of opening an account in your bank or introduce an unknown person
11) Keep track on cheques/drafts/pay orders made by you and sent through post/courier services.

Tips For Internet and Phone calls Safety :

1) Install Caller Id on your phone
2) Don’t give your bank details to any one on phone or by email or by sms
3) Don’t give your personal details like home address , phone numbers , family details to stranger on phone or email or personally or sms
4) Don’t reply to any spam email or mesage or sms
5) Don’t reply to any email , call ,sms for lottery , award , gift investment etc
6) Don’t give credit or debit card details to any one
7) Don't open e-mail attachments from people you don't know.
8) Don’t click on link from people you don’t know
9) Avoid downloading free software online unless you're certain it's from a reputable company. Many free programs are merely a device for delivering adware and spyware.
10) Install virus protection software and a firewall. Check for updates regularly.
11) Online auctions site postings that features non-existent or falsely represented merchandise , should be avoided
12) Nigerian money offers promising large sums of cash in exchange for assistance with bank account transfers , should be avoided
13) Never give reply to any email asking personal information such as bank account numbers, passwords, birthdates or addresses.

For HELP Call in Mumbai
Local Police Helpline 100 / 103 : (24 x 7)
Mumbai Police Helpline 1090 (24 x 7)
HEPAGE INDIA : 1800-180-1253 (Mon to Fri 10.30am to 5pm)
NGO Senior Citizens Helpline 1298 (Mon to Fri 10.30am to 5pm)
Dignity Foundation – 61381100 (Mon to Fri 10.30am to 5pm)
Shree Manav Seva Sangh – 24092266/ 24077327 (Mon to Fri 10.30am to 5pm)
Silver Innings – 9987104233 (Mon to Fri 10.30am to 5pm)
The Family Welfare Agency (FWA) - 23082085 (Mon to Fri 10.30am to 5pm)

Other Indian City:

Bangalore- STD Code – 080
Nightingales and the Bangalore city Police – 1090 / 22943226
Chennai- STD Code -044 Polce Senior Citizens Helpline – 1253
Delhi- STD Code -011 Police Senior Citizens Helpline -1291
Kolkatta – STD Code -033
Dignity Foundation’s help line for Senior citizens – 24741314
Police Senior citizens Helpline - 09830088884
Hyderabad –STD Code – 040
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation – Aasara- Toll Free No – 1253
Ahmadabad Senior Citizens Police Helpline – 18002336600
Chandigarh Senior Citizens police Helpline 1090 / 9888988847
Indore Senior Citizns Police Helpline 0731 -251 0308/2522111
Gulbaraga helpline 1090
Mangalore Helpline 1090
Coimbatore 1253
Pune Senior Citizen Police Helpline 1091
Nagpur Police Senior Citizens Helpline 0712 – 2564333

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Citizen Journalism (CJ) , Exclusive 3 days course for Senior Citizens at Mumbai

The JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism announces a new module of its Citizen Journalism programme from September 30 to October 2, 2011 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) , this time exclusively for senior citizens. Individuals aged 60 years and above are eligible to apply.

Silver Inning Foundation promotes this unique programme for Senior Citizens for the empowerment of silver citizens across the country AND to harness the wisdom and experience of senior citizens towards a deeper participation in our democracy.

The course is designed as an extended weekend programme stretching over three days. Specialists from areas connected with the content of this course, professionals and domain experts would be conducting the training and information exchange programme.

Increasingly, the citizen is being asked to contribute to the news gathering process, either through write ups, pictures, video or information. Moreover, there are issues which need to be reported about. Be it environment, transport or water conservation. Often, it could be something as critical as an inadequacy we notice in the state's performance.

But how does one go about it. How does one gather facts? How do one verify these facts? If one needs to seek information, does one know how to avail of the Right to Information (RTI) process? What are the basic laws which one is governed by, or which one sees being violated time and again, and against which one can raise a voice? Does one know the basic traffic and civic laws and redressal mechanisms, the penal code and basic constitutional rights. Does one know the process of seeking redressal? How do the courts in India function? Can I be heard there and how?
This and much more could be the reasons a citizen should avail this programme.

This module has been tailored exclusively for individuals of/above 60 years of age. No formal qualification needed. You need to have a basic understanding of reading and writing.

Course Contents
Some of the key areas covered in the course include Citizen Journalism backgrounder and how it is practiced globally, basics of reporting, news gathering, presenting the story through words and pictures, ethics including accuracy and fairness, laws including slander and privacy, introduction to Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Criminal Procedure Code, civic laws and use of technology in Citizen Journalism.

Reporting by Citizen Journalists will be put on a portal dedicated to citizen journalism called CitizensReport.in

Any senior citizen interested in becoming a citizen journalist. Basic language skills in any Indian language or English needed.


St. Andrew's College, Bandra (W), Mumbai.

September 30 - October 2, 2011. (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Rs. 1250/-inclusive of reading material, food on all three days,and a certificate of participation. Senior citizens keen on registering in groups of five and above can avail of a further discount of Rs. 250/- per participant.

To register:

1. Download and fill out the soft copy of the registration form , click here : http://journalism.org.in/index.html
2. Mail the form as an attachment to lavanya.varadrajan@journalism.org.in
3. Send a draft or cheque of the requisite fee amount favouring "JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism" to:
JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism
104 Sanjay Appa Chambers, 83 Guru Hargobindraiji Marg,http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
AG Link Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400093.

Lavanya Varadrajan: 022-40155197 / +91-98207 87949 / +91-98209 85853

Programme Directors
Shishir Joshi and Aloke Thakore

Shishir Joshi was till recently the Group Editorial Director of the Mid-Day group of publications, which includes Mid-Day (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune), Sunday Mid-Day, Gujarati Mid-Day and Inquilab. Prior to Mid-Day, Joshi was with the TV Today group, where he was executive editor. He has also been editorial consultant for the Sahara group, helping set up TV channels across India as well as recruiting and training professionals for them. Prior to that he was with NDTV as its sole business news correspondent based out of Mumbai. He has worked with CNN.com, written for Reuters and AFP and has contributed to UK based ITN-Channel 4 News and has been the South Asia Representative of Peter Arnett's Broadcast News Network (BNN TV). A law graduate, he is a Chevening Scholar. He is the co-founder of Journalism Mentor.

Aloke Thakore
is a journalist, researcher and teacher. He has worked in print and television. At various times he has reported, written columns, authored academic articles, anchored programmes, taught at university and colleges, and coached in news rooms. He has also helped launched newspapers and magazines both as editorial and management consultant. He counts many journalists and media professionals among his students and trainees. A Media Leadership Fellow of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, he has a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an AM in International Relations from the University of Chicago, an MS in Journalism from the University of Kansas. His first degree is from Calcutta University. He is the co-founder of Journalism Mentor.

Citizen Journalism with its variants in Public Journalism or Civic Journalism acquired the accoutrements of a movement in the early 2000s, particularly in the United States. But the origins of Citizen Journalism are as old as journalism, when pamphlets and reports were issued by citizens. Some of the most powerful pieces of journalistic writing can be traced back to individual initiatives of citizens as reporters not reporters as professionals.
The need for citizens as journalists and for citizen journalists has been increasingly felt as media companies with their business and professional news gathering models do not necessarily commit enough resources to covering issues that beset a democracy such as ours or do not have any incentive to cover problems from a wide swathe of society. But not covering these problems and issues does not wish away the reality. And that is precisely where citizen journalists can reclaim the conversation. It needs to be remembered that the freedom of the press in India is an extension of the freedom of expression given to each citizen.
JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism believes that India needs vigorous citizen journalism since it is well nigh impossible, for various reasons, for the news media organizations to cover all issues that need to be brought into the public eye. Hence, we have launched a Citizen Journalism initiative, which will both train citizen journalists and also provide them with a forum where they report.

JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism
104, Sanjay Appa Chambers,
First Floor, Plot No 82,
Guru Hargobindraiji Marg,
A. G. Link Road, Andheri (E),
Mumbai – 400 093
Phone Nos: +91-22-4015 5384 / 197

Monday, September 12, 2011

World Elder’s Day 2011: “UMANG - A Talent show of Senior Citizens” by Silver Inning Foundation

Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing (SNDT Women’s University)& Silver Inning Foundation Presents “UMANG. A Talent show of Senior Citizens” by Silver Inning Foundation.

"Ageing is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength"

Silver Inning Foundation, an dedicated organisation for Elders, celebrates its 4th World Elders Day ' 2011 by presenting UMANG, A Senior Citizens Stage Talent Show on 3rd Oct 2011.

On the occasion of World Elders Day on 1st October 2011 & National Conference on Gerontology “Healthy and Productive Ageing - The Need Of The Hour” on 3rd October & 4th October 2011 Silver Inning Foundation in association with L.T.College of Nursing once again organizes UMANG - A Stage Talent Show program for Senior Citizens. As there are not enough opportunity for elderly to show their talent, the main purpose of this program is to provide a platform for Elderly to display their talents. This is not a competition between Elderly but a forum to encourage them to demonstrate their hidden talent. After success of UMANG in 2008 , 2009 & 2010 we are happy to once again organise and promote stage talent of our Elderly. Over the time our changing tradition has dampened the spirits of senior citizens by suggesting that they can no longer contribute to society and benefit from being active. But we don’t have to accept this reasoning for our elderly parents, friends, or neighbours. We can help them maximize their health and vitality by keeping them active and involved in the world around them.

So we request all those Talented Seniors who are above 50 yrs to enroll for the Talent Show. This is not an competition but a Show to reveal your talent. All the Participation will get Certificate of Appreciation. There are No Prizes.

Talent Show by Elderly

Age limit for participant: 50 yrs +

Types of Performance eligible for Entries:
• One act Play
• Singing
• Music performance – Solo or in group of Maximum 4 people
• Dance – Solo
• Group Dance - in group of Maximum 4 people
• Street Play – Maximum 4 people
• Mimicry
• Drama - maximum with 4 people
• Street Play - maximum with 4 people
• Original Poetry reciting
• Any special talent

Max entry allowed: A person or a group can have only one act. No artist will perform twice. Total 8 entries will be accepted. That means there will be total of 8 acts only.

Duration for each act: Maximum 8 Minutes

Last Date for Entries/Registration on First come first basis: 27th Sep 2011

Venue: Patkar Hall , SNDT Women’s University , 1, Nathibai Thackersey Road , New Marine Lines, Mumbai-400020

Event Date: Monday 3rd Oct 2011 (part of National Conference on Gerontology)

Rs.10/- as token entry fee

Time of Event: 6pm to 7.30 pm

Registration: Only 8 ACTS on First come first basis

Contact here to participate:
9987104233 – Mon to Friday 10am to 6pm Email: silverinnings@gmail.com

Give your Full Name, Area where you reside, info about your Act and contact number/ email id

So Hurry and enroll to show your talent.

Note: Pls note in case of more then 8 entries, the selection committee of Silver Inning Foundation will have all the rights to select Best 8 for performance. The selection committee will have final say on selection.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

World Alzheimer's Day™ 2011 Mumbai Events : Faces of Dementia

The theme for World Alzheimer's Day™ 2011: Faces of Dementia

On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st Sep 2011 ARDSI (Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Society of India) Greater Mumbai in association with ‘Silver Inning Foundation’ is proud to Announce Fortnight Programme from 7th Sep 2011 to 27th Sep 2011 to create awareness about Dementia and Alzheimer’s in city of Mumbai. All over India ARDSI and its networking organisation will hold awareness campaign.

Tentative Programme detail:
1. 7th Sep - Talk / Documentary ‘Drifting Through Time ‘ at Nirmala Niketan college of Social Work , Churchgate- for Student .Time: 2pm to 3.30pm
2. 18th Sep - Talk at Senior Citizens Asso at Everest World CHS , Ghodbandar Road , Thane . Time: 4pm onward
3. 20th Sep -Talk / Documentary ‘Drifting Through Time ‘ at SVT college of Home Science (SNDT) Juhu – for Students. Time : 1.30pm to 3pm
4. 21st Sep –Senior Citizens Memory Walk and Talk at Pushpa Maa Foundation ,Veer Sawarkar Udyan , L T Road , Borivali East. 5pm onwards
5. 24th Sep - Information Stall and Memory Games at Elder Mela at TISS ,Deonar .Time: 10am to 5.30pm
6. 27th Sep - Talk/Documentary ‘Drifting Through Time ‘ at HELP Library, CST,Fort . Time: 4pm to 6pm

Contact: ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter/ Silver Inning Foundation, Mobile: 9987104233 ( Mon to Fri 10am to 6pm) Email: ardsigreatermumbai@gmail.com ; silverinnings@gmail.com

This programme is organized by ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter & Silver Inning Foundation in association with Nirmala Niketan college of Social Work , Arundathi & Kiron Kaikini , SVT college of Home Science (SNDT) , Pushpa Maa Foundation ,Center for Life Long Learning -TISS , Eisai Pharma & Times Foundation/ HELP Library.

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