Elders Home Requirements

Date: 24 Aug '14 posted by Suryaon , , 0 Volunteers

The Home presently requires,

Adult Diapers Medium & Large sizes
- 200 pieces (20x10s) in each size (average cost per piece Rs.30/- in wholesale market)

Link: Monthly Provisions Requirement (Click to view)

Medicines / Pharma Items worth - Rs.15,000/- (Sep '14)

Other Requirements:

Pressure Cooker 20 Lit (Prestige company)
Milk Cooker 5 Lit
Emergency Lamps
- 8 Nos
Tailoring Machine
(new/for reuse)
Mosquito net for windows (needs measurement)
Steel cot 3.5 x 6 ft - 6 Nos
Mattress 10 Nos
Pillow - 10 Nos
Plastic chairs - 10 Nos

Anytime requirement:
Milk, fruits, biscuits and backery items, vegetables, sweets and savories.

New Home Construction (at Padappai):
Building construction materials,
equipments/ furnitures (new/reuse)
Fund for bore-well and other labour charges

Required Support / Assistance (Monthly payment):
Admin Assistant for in house and external work, preferably residential, car driving skill.

For more detailas contact: suryakmr@gmail.com, 8122002261

Manasika Trust's Support to Elders Home..

Date: 28 Apr'13 posted by Suryaon , , 7 Volunteers

M/s Manasika Trust & Olam Friends Visit
(28-4-2013). The team led by Mr. Jai Sarathy, sponsored Garments, Provisions & Medicines worth Rs.20,000/-. Also celebrated Home's one of the physically challenged resident Mr.Vijay Babu's B'day. The team made this day as ever green memory to all. We fondly remember the support from Mrs. Nirmala, West Mambalam, sister of Jai, who has offered a refrigerator, mixer grinder and few vessels for second use at Home.

Tags: Manasika, olam, Madhu, Acendas, Taramani, charity service, volunteers, NGO network

support Elders Home

Date: 25 Apr'13 posted by Suryaon , 21 residents

The Home is the dream child of Founder, Late Parthasarathy, who had been volunteering many shelter home from his childhood to his 26. Dr.Surya who had supported Sarathy's service acitivities by all means, still continuing the nobel service on behalf his beloved friend. We proudly accept that ours is one of the best Home in Chennai, where humanity is the only motivation. more

Tags: Idhaya Vaasal Elders Home, Aarathy Charitable Trust, Chennai, Home for senior citizens, Home for aged

request from Aarathy TRUST

Date: 14 July posted by Suryaon , , 46 Comments

Support the Home

The Home is balanced with paid and destitute elders so as to meet around Rs.70k budget a month. The elders with pension are supporting about 40% of the expenses and other Donars, Sponsorers, Volunteers and Dr.Surya & his Company supports the Home to run smoothly.

The Trust is about to start construction of its own Elder's Home building at Padappai (2184 sqft). Many well-wishers have come forward to offer their contribution in the noble mission. Interested people can offer fund/ materials/ equipments or help us to collect fund (donation book will be provided) from kind hearts around you.

We have estimated minimum 20 lakhs for the first phase (Ground+1building) and for the furnishing, elevator and installing geriatric equipments another 20 lakhs. more

Tags: Support, Idhaya Vaasal Elders Home, charity services, special food hosting, building construction support

Home history & background

 Start of Elders Home...

jSarathy has been visiting Elders Homes in and around Chennai from his school days. He used to spend his time with each and every inmate of the Home he visits and take care about cleaning, feeding making their time with lighter by chatting and comforting with cheerful words. This home was his brain-child, had been thinking for a long a while to give a kick start.

Sarathy struggled very much to start this Home in 2009 Feb. First of all his family did not support his idea, pointing out that he was newly employed in BPO sector - where he could hardly get time to do such services. Second thing was no one of the houseowners come forward to give their space for Elders' Home. Finally he got a place at Pallavaram area but somehow he could not start it at there.

  • Home at Velachery

With many of his friends' support he started this mission at MGR Nagar, Velachery. During first few months he met so many problems to manage the care takers/ procuring provisions/ rent, food like expenses and sharing his time with elders (even though 4 inmates at that time). Within few months he needed more space but many people hesitated renting out their space for elders' Home. At this time Mr.Suriyakumar completed his PhD and joined hands with Sarathy. The service mission expanded to other platforms too.

  • Home got new space

Even after shifting the Home for a higher rental charges at Velachery Check-post (7 beds). We had many struggles with the house owner. We could not tolerate the self-centric land-lady more than 6 months (June-Dec'09).

  • Home is in good hands

On 17, Jan'10 we again shifted to the present building hired by Surya and partners hired for executing some businesses. The same Now to the same cost of rent the space became double and can be accomodated 15 elders in our Home. Good aeration, light and comfortable environment was enjoyed by the elders. Here the building owner is very kind and genuine. From ourside the Home is maintained very well, hygenic and the space is treated as our own and we care for all the building maintenances. Sarathy's Home was provided with 3 time food to all elders' by Surya and team from the Mess business (till November, 2010 - until the business closed).

On 14th Feb, 2010 the Home celebrated Annual Day by organising a Free Medical Camp (General, Dental and Eye check-ups) along with Blood donation section.

  • Now Home needs more space

Sarathy was planning to construct a full facility Home at Perumaleri near Mamallapuram by raising fund. He had 3.5 grounds of his ancestral property there. But his sudden demise ruined all such service related plans.

We still require more space and planning to expand it by constructing simple structures on terrace of this present building and also searching some suitable space for the Home at outskirt of Chennai to accomodate atlease 25-30 elders (appx.2000-2500 sq feet).

  • Home will speak Sarathy's name

The Home is presently run on behalf of, in memory of our beloved Sarathy, by his best friend Surya. All of Sarathy's friends and well-wishers started to support and strengthens Surya's hands to continue this nobel cause - started by a good heart.

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