There are thousands of homeless people in Bangalore out of which around 7500 are elderly women. Mostly abandoned due to old age, physical or mental ailments, they are forced to beg on the streets and live an undeserving life of humiliation and indignity.
Sandhya Suraksha is a joint project of Methodist Church of India BRC, and Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT). The purpose of the Centre is to provide safe shelter and take care of Homeless Elderly Women irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Equipped with 70 beds, this senior-friendly home provides nutritious meals, medical care, palliative care, rehabilitation programs, skill development and training in activities such as kitchen gardening, paper bag and candle making, tailoring etc.
WHO CAN BE ADMITTED?
While we would be glad to help most destitute, ageing and ailing, this particular facility is open only for elderly women who meet the following criteria:
1. Women above 60
2. All admissions to be routed through the local police although Elders Helpline 1090 can be contacted for initial assistance
3. Elderly women missing or accidentally separated from families can use the facility as a transit or short stay home until contact established with family
The Nightingales Sandhya Sauraksha is a home for Homeless elderly women in Bangalore. It is established in association with the BRC of the Methodist Church in India.
The Clean and Spacious Kitchen
Though I had never been to Sandhya Surkasha before, I choose to do my internship here as it had a very positive reputation. Working at SS has changed my life on a personal and professional level. Taking care of these elders is not easy, but seeing the staff handle the challenging tasks efforlessly is truly motivating. Many of the elders have had traumatic experiences which are unimaginable, but the Centre gives them a comfortable and warm atmosphere and gives them a home, a sense of community and brings them so much joy. I hope to be able to contribute in the future as well.
Was intern at Sandhya Suraksha - Home for Destitute Elderly Women
I have been visitng Sandhya Suraksha over the last few months and I find myself coming back regularly. The residents, all of who come extremely disturbed backgrounds, are very well cared for by the dedicated staff. From medical attention to emotional support, from recuperation to rehabilitation, no stone is left unturned to ensure the highest standard of attention and care to each and every individual. The staff go beyond 'just another job' to really looking after the residents as family. Despite the troubles that each resident has overcome, they live together as happy friends and family. Most importantly the facilities are impeccably clean and hygenic. I am grateful for having been welcomed into the Sandhya Suraksha family and look forward to participating more wholeheartedly in my personal capacity in their beautiful endeavour.
Volunteered at Sandhya Suraksha
There are many opportunities where you as an individual or a corporate team can touch the lives of the elders at this Centre.
Make a Difference in the lives of the Elders at Nightingales Sandhya Suraksha. As a not-for-profit organization, NMT depends on socially conscious persons like you to support the work done at Nightingales Sandhya Suraksha.
Your contributions can help feed the elderly and organize medical camps for the elders here. You can also donate newspapers and other needs.