Gunnu Talgery

Gunnu Talgery

, Bangalore

Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre has become an integral part of my life. I go there to meet friends. Spiritual, intellectual, emotional, literary or musical – no matter what your interest or need is – the centre has something to offer that will enrich you. Getting an opportunity to be a part of this wonderful, unique extended family is a retirement gift for me.
The staff at Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s (NCAA) work very hard to provide the patients with the best care and affection, they are amazing and we could not have asked for better care. We are very impressed. Everyone we came in contact with was very professional and seemed to be genuinely happy to be there. It’s a calm and reassuring atmosphere. I would highly recommend the centre to family and friends.
Matilda D’Souza

Matilda D’Souza

, Bangalore

Anantha Murthy

Anantha Murthy

, Bangalore

Being a heart patient, I was completely dependent on others. After coming to SandhyaKirana eight years ago and interacting with the people here, I am feeling better. Now I am active with income generating activities. I am happy here
Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre gives me a sense of identity, which I was seeking. The greatest contribution of NEEC is the sense of belonging. Here, we are friends, a fraternity which does not expect anything apart from company. We have no compulsions, no specific dos and don’ts. Members have a community place to call their own.
Shalini Bhogle

Shalini Bhogle

, Bangalore

Dileep Satya

Dileep Satya

Director – Indium Projects, Bangalore

When I heard about the Jobs 60+ project, it was a mixture of surprise and curiosity; surprise because we had never heard of or seen any 60 / 70+ seniors applying for jobs and curiosity as we were not very sure if they would be able to take in the work pressure and also had our doubts on the work-ability of the concept of “late age employment” working in our society. My company initially looked at a temp role for the seniors. After a fortnight, when I was reviewing the dash boards, I was shocked by the quality of work done by the seniors. It was both an eye opener and a humbling experience as I was pleasantly surprised to see that in many instances they had moved ahead of the younger crowd (early 20s) in the organisation. We would like to thank Nightingales for coming up with such a noble and excellent concept, which will not only help in providing succour to the seniors in need of financial assistance, but also provide an opportunity to the elders to lead a responsible and dignified life.
My younger sister and her children used to constantly threaten and abuse me for jewellery worth Rs.3 lacs that was with me since my mother’s death. Since my wife and I were alone and had no children to help us, we were forced to register a case against my sister with the Elders Helpline. Being a family dispute, the EHL helped us to settle it in a cordial, just manner. I am now living peacefully without any fear.
Anonymous

Anonymous

, Bangalore

Sadhashivan R

Sadhashivan R

, Bangalore

SandhyaKirana and everybody here have been my family for the past two years. The centre is a wonderful place to be in with lots of entertainment along with little work – just like how we senior citizens like it to be. The centre also gives me a chance to earn some money for our basic expenses which makes me feel productive and independent.
Being a hypertension and hypothyroidism patient, I was having a wide range of symptoms such as fatigue, muscle aches, shortness of breath, sleep disturbances, anxiety and irritability. About a year ago, I started experiencing severe pain and stiffness in the right shoulder joining and found it very difficult to perform even simple activities like combing my hair, dressing and putting my hand in the rear pocket. Due to constant pain, I used to have sleepless nights. Eventually, I was diagnosed as suffering from frozen shoulders. During this period, I felt a decline in my mental functions - loss of memory, difficulty with language, trouble in communicating and losing track of conversation midway and so on. Apart from these health issues, I often was felt lonely, isolated and depressed being far away from friends and relatives (I am from Odisha).After joining the Centre in 2015, I started practicing yogic asanas and other exercises under the direct supervision of experts. Since then, there has been tremendous improvement in my health with considerable relief from pains and aches. Now, I am able to perform my day to day activities with ease. Considerable change can also be seen in my behaviour. My memory, thinking and reasoning have improved considerably because of the brain-stimulating activities that are conducted at the centre.Socially, I have become a lot more active as I have got an opportunity to interact face-to-face with other members regularly. I have found most members very friendly and have developed cordial relationships with some members which I hope to cherish for life.To sum it up, I have experienced improved health and general well-being within a short period. I believe that it is only because of Nightingales Trust Centre for Active Ageing.
Raghunath Mohanty

Raghunath Mohanty

, Bangalore

Y Nanjunda

Y Nanjunda

, Bangalore

I sincerely appreciate the management for extending such generous services to elders with Dementia. My mother lost her eyesight a few years ago; in 2015 she was diagnosed with Dementia. Having no one at home to look after her during the day, the Dementia Day Care centre has taken away a huge burden off our shoulders. It is commendable to note that the caregivers provide individual attention to each member and are very cooperative in their approach.
At this time in my life, the NEEC is the highest point of my everyday life. A place for socializing, the centre provides a creative outlet and a feeling of security with good friends to look forward to. The atmosphere at the centre encourages a positive outlook towards life and all its ups and downs.
Jayasri Basu

Jayasri Basu

, Bangalore

Venkatesh Bhatt

Venkatesh Bhatt

, Bangalore

The NEEC means a lot to me. It has filled up the vacuum in my retired life. It has kindled an interest for life and a feeling of well-being both physical and mental has come to stay. The friendship and genuine concern seen among the members is a great plus point.
About 5 years ago, my wife and I moved from Mumbai to Bangalore. Here, we took up a house for rent, paying a refundable deposit of Rs. 75,000/-. After 5 years, when we decided to shift out of the house, our landlady refused to return the deposit. The issue was brought to the notice of the EHL and a case was filed. The EHL issued a notice to the landlady and she was made to clear all the dues that were pending.
Anonymous

Anonymous

, Bangalore

Vasantha Murthy

Vasantha Murthy

, Bangalore

I used to live in small town and only post retirement I shifted to Bangalore. I suddenly felt lonely in this new city.But since time joined NEEC, different activities conducted here have helped me balance my life and to make new, like-mindedcompanions.
I have been coming to SandhyaKirana since 2008. It has now become like my own home. In fact, I find it even more comfortable than my home where I am a burden. Here, every day begins with a prayer and yoga, followed by paper bag making. In the afternoon, we watch TV and relax, just like we would have at our own homes.
Sabitha A.V.

Sabitha A.V.

, Bangalore

Nalini Jagannathan

Nalini Jagannathan

, Bangalore

When my husband passed away and I was sinking into a depression, I was longing for love and support. I received this from Nightingales Elders Enrichment Center(NEEC) during this most difficult phase of my life. Thecentre helped me regain my equilibrium throughthe structure activities at NEEC by very dedicated and friendly staff.
The centre is truly a blessing for families with persons with Dementia. My father has been a member of the Nightingales Dementia Day Care Centre since June 2014. This centre has given my father a chance to get out of the confines of our house and mingle with other people. It has also given my mother some time to be by herself, without having to worry about my father. The space is clean and well maintained with very kind and attentive staff.
Mamata

Mamata

, Bangalore

Dinakaran

Dinakaran

, Bangalore

Nightingales Elders Enrichment Center(NEEC) is a blessing for us. NEEC has given us an exposure to learn and do different cognitive activities. Since we joined the NEEC, we are able to keep our health and fitness in check. The centre helps us to shift from negative perception of ageing to a positive and healthier side. The yoga sessions, chair based exercises and social activitieshavechanged our life style, enhanced our sense of wellbeing and promoted better quality of life.
My father is a resident at Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's. I am very happy with the quality of care given to him. The caregivers are kind and make sure residents are fed and cleaned in a timely fashion. Care is taken to ensure general cleanliness and hygiene in the common areas as well. I really appreciate that Dr. Hegde, Shruthi and Asha have been a constant, caring presence in the two years that my father has been here.
Suma

Suma

, Bangalore

BFY

BFY

Better Fitness for You , Bangalore

We attended a half day session conducted by Nightingales Lifesaving Services. It was a very good, informative session. Life saving sessions like these are very helpful and useful. Detailed and in-depth knowledge of both adult and pediatric CPR with live sessions as well as practical sessions for each of the participants makes it like a real life scenario. Thank you Mr. Satish Kumar and Ms. Madhurya for the valuable session. - By Team Better Fitness for You (BFY)
I am very happy with the way my mother is being looked after at NMT. Everyone is so empathetic and helpful. Looking after Alzheimer's and Dementia patients requires a lot of patience and a caring attitude. All caregivers are imbibed with these qualities and are well-trained. There is good teamwork amongst them. I must mention that, ideally, there should be continuity of a caregiver looking after a particular patient but I understand that this may not always be possible in spite of best intentions due to staff shortage/ attrition.
Vinay Ranjan Rao

Vinay Ranjan Rao

, Bangalore