Advocacy & Awareness
Nightingales Medical Trust makes consistent efforts to uphold the rights and privileges of older people, and to influence the government and decision-makers to focus on the well-being of the elderly. We regularly organise awareness and advocacy programmes through rallies, walks, exhibitions, seminars, talk shows, public hearing, workshops and by the issue of handbooks. These programmes have, over the years, led to tangible benefits for senior citizens. Some of the issues focused on so far have been elder’s security, bridging generation gap, finance planning, legal precautions, regulatory body for old age homes and setting-up of fast track courts.
The Trust was instrumental in making the state government come out with a state policy on older persons. During the tenure of the previous government, Nightingales Medical Trust played a vital role in setting up the State Task Force for the implementation and monitoring of the said policy.
The Trust is one of the few leading NGOs that advocated, with the government, the establishment of an exclusive legislation to protect the rights and privileges of older persons. Now the appropriate Bill has been passed by the Government of India for the benefit of the elderly.
List of Handbooks Published so far:
- Be a Cautious Senior Citizen
- Seven Steps to Senior’s Security
- Old Age Homes In and Rround Bangalore
- The Elders Protection of Rights and Redressal of Grievances Act
- Concessions & Related Information to the Senior Citizens