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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

'Remember ME- You Me and Dementia' book launched by Silver Innings

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day 10th Oct 2017, Silver Innings has launched its first exclusive one of its kind comprehensive book in India titled ‘Remember Me – You Me and Dementia’, on the non-curable brain disorder Dementia.  The book is written and complied by Mr. Sailesh Mishra, Social Gerontologist and International Maser Practitioner in Dementia care and Founder of Silver Innings Group and A1Snehanjali assisted living elder care home.



The book was released at an event at Prabodhankar Thackeray Mini Auditorium, Borivali west, Mumbai by Chief Guest Adv. Abha Singh, Eminent Lawyer and Social and Women Right Activist and Former Director of Postal Services, Maharashtra and Goa; Guest of Honour Mr. Prakash N. Borgaonkar- Director Helpage India; Prof. Dr. Charles Pinto - Eminent Geriatric Psychiatrist and Mr. Vinodbhai V. Valia – Founder, Pushpa Ma Foundation and National Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The event was attend by over 200 people including Care Givers, Senior Citizens and Members of various Social Originations. The event included a Skit on Dementia by Navnita Parmar group, Senior Citizens Dance by Sneh Kala Kendra, Musical program by  Nuts & Frets and handbook on Elder Mental Health by Dr. Ravi Samuel was distributed to all.

Prof. S Siva Raju, Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Campus says, “This book aims to increase understanding of Dementia and related disorder’s what can be done to care for, inspire and maintain the dignity of people with Dementia and their care partners, with some real life joyful and challenging stories. This book also elaborates about the disease, how to handle certain symptoms / behavior issues and important resources / helping hand around world, reference /materials”.

Hilary Lee, President Dementia Care International says, “In a country as populated as India where there are many competing needs and priorities, it is easy for those who don’t have a voice such as people with Dementia to be misunderstood and forgotten. This book brings Dementia to the forefront of awareness making what could be a challenging topic into an informative and practical resource. "Remember Me" is bound to inspire others to dedicate their lives to helping and supporting people with dementia in their own communities”.

Jane Verity, Founder- Spark of Life, Australia says, “This book includes some powerful and insightful stories and meaningful poems from caregivers of people with dementia which all adds life and genuine emotion to understanding the experience of having Dementia and caring for someone with Dementia”.

Sailesh Mishra shared that he was looking to translate his book in local languages to outreach maximum number of families dealing with Dementia. He plans to release Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati version in the near future. 

The paperback 260 page edition will be available for delivery in India through Online Platform and soon Ebook will also be launched.  

About Author:  Sailesh Mishra is Social Entrepreneur and Mentor, he is the Founder of Silver Innings Group, an organization dedicated to Senior Citizens in India. Sailesh Mishra is a Renowned International Social Activist working for the welfare of Senior Citizens. His vision for an elder- and dementia friendly world has garnered support from individuals and organisations across ages in society. His belief that these silver-haired, golden-hearted people deserve to enjoy their “second childhood” with dignity, respect and care has driven Sailesh Mishra and his team of committed souls to reach out to seniors in as many ways as possible.


Website: http://www.silverinnings.in/  Email: silverinnings@gmail.com


#WMHD17 #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD #Silverinnings #RememberME #A1Snehanjali #Ageing #Aging #OldAge


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

India’s First International ‘Spark Of Life Master Practitioners’ in Dementia Care

Two Indians last week of May 2017 were conferred the renowned ‘Spark of Life’ International Master Practitioner in Dementia Care International at Perth, Australia. Social Entrepreneur and a renowned Social Activist working for the welfare of Senior Citizens and People with Dementia, Sailesh Mishra, Founder President Silver Innings Group, has now become an International Spark of Life Master Practitioner in Dementia Care. Along with him Ms. Nilanjana Maulik (National Coordinator Working Group ARDSI) also becomes among the first Indians to become a ‘Spark of Life’ International Master Practitioner.

The Spark of Life Philosophy offers a practical and sustainable way of enriching the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers and transforming the culture of care. The focus is on How to connect, How to communicate and How to care.

The philosophy is about the quality of the connection between the carer and the person with dementia and aims at fostering kindness, compassion, empathy, respect and an attitude of unconditional love in the interactions between families or care staff and clients,’ Mishra explains.

Implementing the Spark of Life Philosophy into an organizational culture has been proven to enrich the lives of people with dementia enabling them to experience improvements in mental abilities, language, self-esteem, social interactions and emotional well-being.

‘The Spark of Life International Master Course, its magnificent holistic philosophy for Dementia Care, has not only enriched me but also empowered me about dementia care and to be better human being’, Mishra said on his return.



Incidentally, after 15 years of working in the corporate world in marketing Sailesh Mishra made a complete shift to dedicating his life to creating an Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience and in April 2008 Sailesh founded his organization Silver Innings to achieve just that. For his selfless in Ageing, he has been awarded Karmaveer Puraskaar National award. He has been part of National and State level prominent TV Talk show on Ageing and Dementia, he was also twice part of International Radio talk show on Dementia.

Mishra has been to Malta twice on scholarship for UN INIA 15 day’s course on Social Gerontology and International Policy and Participated in Prestigious UN OEWG on Ageing at New York. In Aug 2013 Sailesh set up Mumbai City’s first 24 x 7 Dedicated Assisted Living Elder Care Home ‘A1 Snehanjali’ in Nalasopara West and in 2016 the second home ‘A1 Snehanjali’ in Virar.

Similarly, Nilanjana Maulik has won many an accolade. She is Secretary of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) Kolkata Chapter & National Coordinator, Working Group ARDSI. She has done her Master’s Degree, Dementia Studies from The University of Stirling, and Successful Aging & End of Life Care from Stanford University School of Medicine Mini Fellowship, she is also Board Member of Commonwealth Association of Aging.



Maulik since 1999 is involved with ARDSI and is instrumental in starting Kolkata city’s first Dementia Daycare center and also runs counseling, care support, memory clinic, training for home carers, home visit, day care for dementia person, etc, and helpline. She is a strong advocate of rights and care of a person with dementia. She is also a National Award Winner and has been honoured with the ‘ARDSI: BEST DEMENTIA CARE WORKER, 2006’.

Courtesy : https://www.indiapages.in/spark-of-life-master-practitioners-dementia-care-11502.html


Invitation: World Mental Health Day: Remember ME - Book Launch Event

World Mental Health Day 2017: Book Launch Event

Silver Innings cordially invites you to launch of their maiden book ‘Remember ME - You Me and Dementia’ by Sailesh Mishra 

Chief Guest
Adv. Abha Singh
Eminent Lawyer and Social and Women Right Activist
Former Director of Postal Services, Maharashtra and Goa

Guest of Honour
Mr. Mathew Cherian - CEO of Helpage India
Prof. Dr. Charles Pinto - Eminent Geriatric Psychiatrist
Shri Vinodbhai V Valia - National Award for Lifetime Achievement

Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Time: 4pm
Venue: Prabodhankar Thackeray Mini Auditorium, 4th Floor, Near Chamunda Circle, Borivali west, Mumbai – 92

Program 
4pm to 5pm : Book Launch
5pm to 6.30pm:
Talk on Elder Mental Health, Skit and
Melodious Musical by Nuts & Frets

Entry with Invitation Only

RSVP Email : silverinnings@gmail.com
Mobile: 9987104233/ 9029000091 / 9323919145 (Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm)




This book aims to increase understanding of Dementia and related disorder’s what can be done to care for, inspire and maintain the dignity of people with dementia and their care partners, with some real life joyful and challenging stories, About the disease, how to handle certain symptoms / behavior issues and will have important Resources / Helping hand around world, Reference /materials.

Meet Sailesh, Who Gave Up a Plush Corporate Job to Improve Elderly Healthcare

Sailesh Mishra was raised in a joint family. Activism, he says, runs in his blood. The grandson of a freedom fighter, young Sailesh was always vocal about the need to better society, never shied away from helping others and actively fought any injustice he witnessed.



Driven by the need to serve his country, the idea of working in the family business just did not interest Sailesh.

“My mother always said I was meant to do more with my life, and that its purpose was not limited to the family’s enterprise. Her words fueled me to pursue something different and be independent.”

He refused to join his family’s business but knew he had to work to survive. During these trying times, he fell in love with his now wife. However, the inter-caste marriage did not sit well with his parents, and as a result, he left his home.

At 22, Sailesh had a bride to look after and a career to figure out.

Reluctantly, he became a salesman and spent the next 15 years climbing his way up the ladder to become the company’s marketing manager.

But all those years in the corporate world did not satisfy Sailesh, so he offered to volunteer at the Dignity Foundation, an elderly social support organisation, but destiny had more in store for him. Instead of just volunteering, the group wanted Sailesh to become its Marketing Manager.

The job came with a 75% salary cut, but the pay did not deter him. He recalls his happiness after he signed the papers, “I remember standing on the local train, and smiling, just full of excitement saying ‘yeah! This is what I want!’
I came home, and I talked to my wife about it, and she replied saying “If you are happy, you’re going to keep me happy.” ”

That’s how Sailesh left his well-paying job to work with senior citizens, who he believes is one of the most neglected and ignored segments of society.

Read More: https://www.thebetterindia.com/116372/sailesh-mishra-elderly-healthcare-silver-innings-social-enterprise/

Daan Utsav 2017: Spend just 5 minutes of your time with Elders

Spend just 5 minutes of your time with Elders: Radio Mirchi Daan Utsav in association with Silver Innings invites listeners in #Mumbai to give just a few minutes of their time, by visiting an old age home near their office/ residence, and spending quality time with the residents from 2nd Oct to 8th Oct 2017, Please click on the link below to view some Listed Old Age Homes in Mumbai, Please call them and go; also note Do’s and Don’ts when you visit these homes.: https://daanutsav.co/events/mirchi-5-mins-time-campaign/


Take Selfie and post with Hastag #DaanUtsav #RadioMirchi #Silverinnings #SeniorCitizens #OldAge #India #Elders #OldAgeHomes #BeBetterIndians #DaanUtsav2017 #UNIDOP #Eldersmatter



Our Elders need Empathy not Charity, they need Respect, Care and Dignity !!!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Behind Closed Doors; India's Elderly are Abused and Neglected







Behind Closed Doors; #India 's #Elderly are Abused and Neglected: The Quint :

Abandoned, beaten up and sometimes, left on the road to fend for themselves. Elderly in India lead a very different life than the ideal one we see in Hindi films. The Quint decided to investigate the complex web of issues around elderly abuse. India is ageing, but do we care enough?

https://youtu.be/pQ6Zuxrt8xg





 Lets give them Dignity , Security , Love , Care & Smile.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Silver Innings 9th Foundation Day 10th April 2017







9 years memorable Journey for the cause …..on 10th April 2008 Silver Innings India's 1st Social Enterprise for Senior Citizens and their Family Members was launched, and today in 2017 can't believe we are completing 9 years........ Its just amazing journey so far ..... With a humble start, to nearly One Million outreach around globe, with handful of people and rented premises ….. we are not only Pioneer in using Social Media for cause of Elders in Asia Pacific but we have also managed to change the perspective of Aging domain in India.


Some of our FIRST includes: Pioneer in starting India's first blockbuster Annual Talent promotion show ‘UMANG Senior Citizens Talent Show’ launched on 1st Oct 2008; Mumbai city first dedicated 24 x 7 Assisted Living Elder Care Home ‘A1 Snehanjali’ launched on 17th Aug 2013 with support from Umang Parikh and Jimmy Dordi; World First Football Club of Youths by organisation working with elders ‘Silver Innings FC’ Launched in 2013 with support from Pritesh Singh; India's first Referral Helpline Portal ‘Silver Innings Helpline’ launched on 16th Feb 2014 with support from Co Founder Ramaa Subramanian; India’s First ‘Dementia Park’ at our A1Snehanjali 2nd Assisted Living Elder Care Home at Rajodi with support from Renu Jain


At #SilverInnings our mission is to work towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.


This journey is incomplete without mentioning and thanking some of our Mentors, Pillars who stood beside us in our journey, includes
Mentors, Advisors, Well Wishers:
Dr. P Vyasamoorthy; Dr. Charles Pinto; Mr. Hiren Mehta; Mr. John Thattil; Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan; Dr. S.D. Gokhale; Prof. Siva Raju; Prof. Asha Banu; Prof. Suja Koshy; Dr Alka Subramanyam; Mrs. Susan Somers, President INPEA, USA; Dr. Radha Murthy, President Nightingales Medical Trust; Dr. Devendra Save, MD, Psychiatrist; Dr. Manjoj Hunur, MD, Neurologist; 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; Mr. Jimmy Dordi; Dr. Sanjay Kumawat, MD, Psychiatrist; Prof. Rama Murthy; Sylvie DuPont, Counsellor in Geriatric care; Isha Soni Pujara; Rtn Vipul Shah; Dr. Rajesh Chavan; Dr. Madhavi Chaudhary; Prof. P. K. B. Nayar; Dr PV Ramamurti; Jeroninio Almeida; Shubha Khandekar; Rosette Farrugia-Bonello; Dr. K.R.Gangadharan;  Mr. Premkumar Raja; Mr. Manshukhlal Ruparelia; Mr. Shailesh Gandhi; Mrs. Anupama Dutta, Mr. Mathew Cherian; Dr. Jacob Roy; Mrs. Nilanjana Maulik; Dr. Anjali Raje; Dr. Dr Anagha Tendulkar; Ms.Shobha Philips; Ms.Sangeeta Rao; Ramgopal CANCHERLA; Mrs. Swapna Kishore;  Prof Nasreen Rustomfram; Dr. Bill Thomas; Amritraj Esakkiappan; Drishti Mishra; Adv. Nausheen Yousuf; Shilpa Chandawarkar; Svati Chakravarthy Bhatkal; Mona Khot; Anshuman Bhagwat; Dr. Geeta Balakrishnan; Dr. Leena Gangolli; Mr.R.Gopalakrishnan; Neha Chheda, Dr. Vineeta Sharma ….. List is endless………. There are hundreds of them……..


Co Founder:
Ramaa Subramanian


Colleagues:
Dhanalaxmi Rao
Mona Mishra
Renu Jain
Jenet Pereira
Jeniffer D’mello
Nanda Narvekar
Sushmita Sri
Hira Mehta
Arpita Vora
Raheen Jummani Jaiswal 


Trustees:
Mr. Bhavesh Chheda  
Mr .Chittranjan Sharma
Ms. Rajani Divekar
Prof. (Ms.) Parul Kilbliwala
Ms. Sapna Shah
Mr. Shantilal Maradia
Mr. Rajnish Malik



Partners and Associates :
1. Unltd India
2. Alzheimer’s Related Disorder Society of India (ARDSI)
3. HelpAge India
4. International Longevity Center, India (ILC - I), Pune
5. Harmony for Silvers Foundation, Mumbai
6. Anughraha India, Delhi
7. FESCOM (Federation of Senior Citizens Association of Maharashtra)
8. AISCCON (All India Senior Citizens Confederation)
9. INPEA (International Network of People against Elder Abuse)
10. International Federation of Ageing (IFA)
11. UN INIA, Malta
12. Association of Gerontology (India) (AGI)
13. Indian Gerontological Association
14. iCONGO, Delhi
15. SPJIMR, Mumbai
16. TISS, Mumbai
17. S V T College, SNDT University, Mumbai
18. L T College of Nursing, SNDT University, Mumbai
19. Niramala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai
20. Nightingale Medical Trust, Bangalore
21. Society for Serving Seniors (SSS Global), Hyderabad
22. 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, Mumbai
23. Karmayog, Mumbai
24. Money Life Foundation, Mumbai
25. iVolunteer
26. YWCA, Mumbai
27. Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point
28. Jeevan Adhar Seva Sanstha
29. Sakhya
30. NGO Sub Committee to Promote a Human Right Convention at UN
31. OYA (Open Your Arm)
32. Neha Nutrifit and Fitness
33. CNA Architects
34. PrideAge
35. Purple Angel Ambassador
36. George Brown College, Toronto
37. Photomist
38. Eden Alternative
39. Bhaktivedanta Palliative Care


We also take this opportunity to thank our our Friends, Family, Well wishers and Donors.

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Video Concept, Direction and Made by #PHOTOMIST 





Saturday, March 25, 2017

UMANG 2017 Senior Citizens Blasted the stage

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



UMANG - A Unique Stage Talent Show for Seniors was held on March 25th 2017 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Birla Matoshree Sabhagriha, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Presented by Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, Rotaract Club of Rizvi  law College and Inner Wheel Club of Mumbai Nariman point in association with Silver Inning Foundation, NGO working with Senior Citizens. 

India’s largest and Mumbai’s first of its kind programme for 50+ Senior Citizens gives the elderly an opportunity to show their talent. The programme seeks to provide them with a platform to display their talents. This is not a competition – there are no prizes for being the best – but it is a forum to encourage them to demonstrate their hidden talent. ‘UMANG’ a Unique Talent show of Senior Citizens is being organized by Silver Inning Foundation since 2008.

Around 134 participant from 50 years of age to 79years participated in the event to show their unique stage talent. 1000 plus people out of which 95% were Senior Citizens attended the event to witness the Silver Magic. Refreshment and information sheet on ‘Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007’ was given to all those who attended the event. 

This time uniqueness was Fitness Dance, Dance presentation on Swaach Bharat, Intergenerational performance ‘Kalam Ko Salam’ and Duet dance by Differently able Senior Citizens Couple. There were also different performances on Bollywood dance, Songs, Folk dance Khelu Jhimma. 

Says Sailesh Mishra Founder of Silver Inning Foundation, “We organise UMANG, a talent show for seniors every year since 2008. Unlike other talent shows, there are no prizes for winning the top three positions. Everybody is a winner. It is amazing to see the level of enthusiasm among seniors to perform on the stage”. We give Certificate to all Participant and Trophy to all group and Individual act. 

Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, President Rtn. Mandar Sharma say’s “this noble initiatives for our elderly is close to Our heart. Since 2010 UMANG in association with Silver Innings, this has been one of the most sought after event for our senior citizens, which they await every year. We have been delighted with growing enthusiasm, innovation and impact this event has created in heart & mind of our elderly. We look forward for continuing our support for this wonderful cause and would encourage many more to join to ensure we take this event to higher levels”.

This year there were 11 Prizes for Audience, 5 for Best Traditional Dress, 5 for LUCKY DRAWS and 1 Diamond Ring.

Our partners for UMANG 2017 are: FESCOM Mumbai; HelpAge India; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline; A1 Snehanjali; Sneh Kala Kendra; Palliative Care Dept., Bhaktivedanta Hospital; PHOTOMIST; PrideAge; OYA, EldersCamp, JAMM’s, Adhata Trust, The Family Welfare Agency and Neha’s Nutrifit

Our #UMANG2017 Senior Citizens Talent Show was featured at National TV DDsahyadri at 2.30pm news today 25th March 2017, see it at 24.35 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2atkgfURdBo&feature=youtu.be&list=PL4LJvvb3AbvFhW7YcfQl2fNHGLerULZsa


Contact for any query:  silverinnings@gmail.com
Website: http://www.silverinnings.in/ 

 Address: Silver Innings, Bldg. J-47/48, Shop no.10, Opp. NavgrahaBldg, Poonam Sagar Complex, Mira Road East, Pincode: 401107



Friday, March 24, 2017

UMANG 2017 Senior Citizens Talent Show Mumbai

We are back again with our Mega Senior Citizens Talent Show UMANG 2017.



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

Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, Rotaract Club of Rizvi  Law College, Inner Wheel Club  and Silver Inning Foundation once again organizes UMANG - A Unique Stage Talent Show program for  55+ Senior Citizens. UMANG Talent show of Senior Citizens was started by Silver Inning Foundation in year 2008.

India’s largest and Mumbai’s first of its kind programme for 55+ Senior Citizens gives the elderly an opportunity to show their talent. The programme seeks to provide them with a platform to display their talents. This is not a competition – there are no prizes for being the best – but it is a forum to encourage them to demonstrate their hidden talent.

Last year in 2016 around 125 participant from 50 years of age to 79years participated in the event to show their unique stage talent. 1000 plus people out of which 90% were Senior Citizens attended the event to witness the Silver Magic. Refreshment and ‘Senior Citizens Safety Tip’ was given to all those who attended the event.

Venue: Birla Matoshree Sabhagriha, No. 19, Vithaldas Thackersy Marg,, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

Event Date:  Sat 25th March 2017

Time of Event: 9.30am to 12.30 pm.


Networking Partners: FESCOM Mumbai; HelpAge India; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline; A1 Snehanjali; Sneh Kala Kendra; Palliative Care Dept., Bhaktivedanta Hospital; PHOTOMIST; PrideAge; OYA, EldersCamp, JAMM’s, Adhata Trust, The Family Welfare Agency and Neha’s Nutrifit


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