about aashraya

Welcome to Aashraya

Most elders find themselves at a loss after an active work life with no place to go, no colleagues, friends or any supportive group. In most of the cases, this leads to a feeling of isolation, neglect, a loss of confidence and self worth. This might lead to depression and health issues. According to health professionals, ageing senior citizens who keep themselves a part of a socially active work group, fare much better in terms of physical and emotional well being. Traditional values are now polluted due to shift in socio-economic priorities. Elderly abuse is now a reality. Types of abuse prevalent in society, not reported frequently, are:

  • - Financial abuse

  • - Verbal abuse

  • - Emotional isolation

  • - Physical abuse

  • - Material deprivation (including medicines)

The solution seems to lie in forming small groups of likeminded elders and working together on socially useful projects. This will benefit not only the society but is of immense benefit to elders themselves as it keeps them socially engaged and imparts a sense of SELF-WORTH. Aashraya home for elderly is a unique programme that strives to meet the need of elders as well as provides opportunity for an employment to youth.

Around 93 million people in India are above age of 60, which will reach around 140 million by 2025. It’s also estimated that as many as 8 million people are currently above the age of 80. Changing family value systems and economic compulsions of the children, neglect, and abuse has caused elders to fall through the net of family care. Homes for the Aged are ideal for elderly people who are alone, and are fighting medical issues, depression, and loneliness .

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Aashraya envisions a society where elderly have the Right to an active, healthy and dignified life. We are integrating our programmes and services, and consciously moving from welfare towards development and long term sustainability for seniors. We are working closely with Senior Citizen Associations and encouraging seniors to speak up for their own rights.

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon." Said the old man, "I do that too." The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants." I do that too," laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, "I often cry." The old man nodded, "So do I." But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems Grown-ups don't pay attention to me." And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand. I know what you mean," said the little old man.”

― Shel Silverstein

Aashraya targets to work with COMPASSION for the Cause of the Elderly while relentlessly pursuing a focused agenda. In this, it is aided by a professionally acclaimed Board of Directores and a selfless team to make Aashraya the representative voice for India’s 100 million elders.

  • Provide CARE to elderly people who do not get desired care at home

  • Provide desired support system at their residence

  • Provide suitable counseling to all who are willing to join with us for understanding the principles of ART OF LIVING for leading a peaceful and happy life.

  • To develop a platform where youth and elders may share their views on various issues.