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Monday, August 17, 2015

Hey We are Two years Young ! A1 Snehanjali unfolds Journey in Elder Care......

A journey of farmer’s son, from small sleepy town to mega city Mumbai, to being a  ‘Son to a Million Parents’, a journey of a social enterprise started by Sailesh Mishra on April 2008 to multifaceted Silver Innings Group in 2015, working with Senior Citizens and their family.

Today on 17th Aug 2015 we complete our two year long journey of our A1 SNEHANJALI , it was such a wonderful year with so much learning, happiness, networking, happening, so many new friends, colleagues, celebrations, prayers….. Memorable years to cherish…. some left us, some joined us….. a journey worth continuing in the company of our elders….

Iam feeling sentimental, never ever thought we could do this, an acknowledgement from globe and ageing domain never looked so easy, though journey to Silver Innings was tough….with many ups and downs….. A1 Snehanjali started with a thought of not only making nursing home or old age home, A journey from rubble to home with a heart….from an idea to reality, from a black and white document to infrastructure, from preaching to practice. Financial help from a ‘good friend’ made a dream come true…… And a hunger ‘to do more’, a shoutout, ‘Give Me More’…

With success of A1 Snehanjali and alongside new learning, we are in the process of launching our new facility ‘A SILVER AMORE’ very soon in coming months, introducing nursing supervision and medication management with holistic care.

With a mission for working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience, Silver Innings on 17th Aug 2013 ventured into a completely new horizon of providing 24 x 7 assisted living elder care home for elder residents who don’t need constant medical intervention or nursing home care, with launching of its first facility A1 Snehanjali in a small town of Nalasopara in the western suburb of Mumbai. A1 Snehanjali started its elder care facility with a goal of  “Transforming lives to mitigate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom”.

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 reduce loneliness and helplessness and live with dignity in their silver years. We are the pioneers in India to introduce ‘Rights of Residents’ in Elder Home.

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 are 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 is provided to the residents along with non-pharmacological interventions, with core being Holistic care.

A1 Snehanjali has created package of integrated amenities that is designed to provide seniors with most of the services 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 offer a convenient month-to-month room rental that includes the following -  Comfortable room including basic utilities ; Three Veg meals a day (As per nutritional requirement) ; Common dining facility (with option for room service if required) ;Access to attending staff 24 hours a day ; Daily housekeeping and weekly laundry service ;Daily activities and exercise programs ; Transportation to doctor’s appointments ; Medication management, assistance with pill box ; Weekly medical checkup ; Doctor on call ; Grooming and Hygiene ; Incontinence care ; Bathing & Dressing and more.

General Principles of Caring for Residents at A1 Snehanjali are :Person Centered Care; Dignity & Respect; Communication; Independence; Privacy and Safety.

On behalf of my entire team of Silver Innings Group and A1 Snehanjali, I take this opportunity to Thank all my Residents, their Family Members, Staff, Colleagues, Caregivers, Supporters, Partners, Well wishers, Donors, Doctors, Institutions, Critics, Trustees, Friends and Family for all your support and for being part of our amazing journey of elder care. We will create many such milestones. We are still learning, We had gains and we had losses too, We failed and got success too.... Iam sorry if in this journey we knowingly or unknowingly hurt anyone……. Forgive us, as we are children who are passionate and committed to work for social cause of our elders.

Let us also pray for departed soul who left us with blessings and also pray for well being of all our residents, staff, colleagues and their families. God bless our home with happiness and peace.

I also take this opportunity to thank media and journalist friends who have helped us in creating awareness of assisted living elder care home, specially to name a few media and websites where our story was unfolded or talked about: Hindustan Times, DNA, Maharashtra Times, Moneylife, Navbharat Times,  TheMetrognome, Dementia Care Notes, Silver Talkies, Satyamev Jayate, Columbia Global Centers, Book- Karma Kurry: for the mind, body, heart & soul, IFA and Seniors World Chronicle.

We are Thankful to:

Our Current Team: Ms. Jenet Pereira – Center Manager; Mona Mishra - Admin Manager; Dr. Rajesh Chauhan GP, Dr. Suesh Patil MD, Psychiatrist; Ms.Joylet Rebello - Ex Center Manager

Our Inspiration:The Eden Alternative ® ,Project Advisors: Dr. Devendra Save, MD, Psychiatrist and Dr. Manjoj Hunur, MD, Neurologist

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

Advocate and Legal Advisor: Solicitor Rajni Divkar

Hon. Consultants:Dr. Nidhi Mishra, (Ph.D) Gerontologist; Prof. Parul Kibliwala, Principal and 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; Dr. Amol Sangekar, Occupational Therapist and Ergonomic Consultant

International Consultants :Ms. 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

Networking Partners:Silver Inning Foundation; ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter; OYA (Open Your Arm); Neha Nutrifit and Fitness; CNA Architects

Special Thanks to Ms. Dhanalaxmi Rao- Project Manager, Silver Inning Foundation, Ms. Renu Jain, Volunteer; Ms. Ramaa Subramanium, Co Founder Silver Innings Helpline and Ms. Sushmita Sri Blogger Volunteer, Ms. Sylvie Dupont, International Volunteer; Cameron PT, International Intern, Columbia University, NYC; George Brown College, Toronto, Canada; TISS College of Social work, Nirmala Nikentan College of Social work and Sakhya

The other services provided by #‎SilverInnings include Dementia & Alzheimer's Counselling and Training of Caregivers, Elder Helpline, Matrimonial & Companionship, Talent Show, Silver Innings Helplinereferral search portal,  Training and Education, Counselling, Volunteering, Workshops & Talks, Dementia Management Services, Missing Seniors Alert, Inter-generational Programs, Networking, Advocacy and even a Youth Football Club - Silver Innings FC !

Silver Innings is Social Enterprise. 10% of profit earned from this initiative will be spent for funding activities of ‘Silver Inning Foundation’, an NGO dedicated for Senior Citizens.

For More Information please Contact:
Center Manager: 91+9323919145
Website: http://a1snehanjali.com/
Email Id:  a1snehanjali@gmail.com ; silverinnings@gmail.com
Skype: a1snehanjali

Site Address: Marciana Bungalow, D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara West, (Mumbai W.Rly), Taluka Vasai, Dist. Palghar , Maharashtra. India. 401203

Silver Innings Helpdesk: 9029000091 / 9987104233
You can visit our Group website on www.silverinnings.com


BK Kansal said...

Excellent efforts and results. It needs great effort to run and manage such institution.

BK Kansal said...

Excellent efforts and results. It needs great effort to run and manage such institution.

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