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  • Urban Age Care Project Dehradun

    Special points of inter-est:

    Case Study under Elders Help Line

    Holi Celebration

    Media Snapshots

    Success Story

    Inside this issue:

    PTC Prem Nagar 2

    PTC Subhash Na-gar


    PTC Mussoorie 2

    Seminar on NPOP 3

    Celebration of IDOP


    Visit of Evaluation Team


    Elders Help Line 3

    G. Care Training 4

    9th Conference 4

    Ortho Camp 4

    Media Support 5

    Coming Events 6

    Success Story 6

    Volume 1, Issue 2 Jul 2009 to Feb 2010

    Although the soft launch of urban age care project Dehradun was done in the beginning of the year 2009 but for-mal launch happened only in the month of September 2010 when Honble Minister for Social Welfare unveiled the elders help line number in the presence of senior citizens from more than 20 senior citizen associa-tions and community based organiza-tions. On the occasion, HelpAge India head office was represented by the presence of Dr. Harvinder S. Bakshi, National Director (Advocacy) and Ms. Rachnaa Thapliyal, Senior Manager Programmes.


    Organized 5 days refresher course for Manag-ers/Care Givers of Old Age Homes and Volun-teers from Senior Citizen Associations . 28 per-sons participated in the programme from De-hradun, Mussoorie, Gopeshwar, Bageshwar, Bijnor (UP) and Jharkhand. Dr. Sandhya Gupta, Lecturer (Nursing Psychiatry), AIIMS; Dr Jasbeer Kaur, Principal, DMC College, Ludhiana; Ms.

    Aditi Sinha, Nursing Tutor, AIIMS; Ms. Seema Vasudeva and Mr. Shambhunath were the re-source persons. Everybody appreciated and suggested to hold more such trainings. Now, getting requests from other SCAs also. Got wide media coverage both by print and electronic media (18 newspapers 39 press clippings be-tween 10 to 20 December 09 and 6 channels).

    Refresher Course for Managers/Care givers of OAHs and Volunteers of SCAs

    Honble Minister for Social Welfare Sh. Mat-bar Singh Kandari launching the toll free elders help line number 18001801253 on September 20 2010.

    Group photograph of all the participants with resource persons and Mr. Anup Khosla, CFO, HelpAge India of the 5 days Re-fresher Course held at Dehradun from De-cember 14 to 18 2009 at Hotel Great Value.

  • Urban Age Care Project Dehradun Page 2

    Physiotherapy Centre, Prem Nagar

    Physiotherapy Centre, Mussoorie

    Honble Speaker of Uttarakhand State Assembly Mr. Harbans Kapoor formally inaugurated the centre on November 29, 2009 and on behalf of HelpAge India handed over signed MOU to Mr. Madan Lal Khatri, President, Sanatan Dharam Mandir (SDM). This centre is the 1st centre in the country that has been handed over to any community based organization (w.e.f. 01.11.2009). SDM has successfully made the tie-up with Bee-hive (PG) College under which the college sends its one lecturer and 3-4 students as physiotherapist and assis-tants. SDM has also arranged twice a week visit of Orthopedic to the centre which has strengthen the physiotherapy services being provided here.

    Varishth Nagrik Samiti, Mussoorie is a group of very active senior citizens. This group is famous for its Gandhigiri in controlling the movement of vehicles on Mall Road. VNS has the privilege of having international fame writer Mr. Ruskin Bond as its member. It made an agreement with Gurudwara Sahib Trust, Mussoorie for pro-viding free space for establishing physiotherapy centre for the welfare of public of Mussoorie. HelpAge India started this centre from 4th January 2010 and in such a short time it has become very popular in the city. Location of this centre is very easy in approach and accessibility. VNS is leaving no stone unturned in doing the public-ity for this centre. They have appointed one full time assistant for the centre and also one senior citizen comes to the centre daily as a volunteer.

    Physiotherapy Centre, Subhash Nagar

    Subhash Nagar is the 2nd centre at Dehradun to start. It is in association with Arya Samaj and is located at Arya Samaj Mandir, Subhash Nagar. Full unit started functioning w.e.f. November 2009. Initially average number of treat-ments were 25 per day whereas, currently it has come down to nearly 15 only because of regular 3 hours (2PM to 5 PM) power cut in Dehradun district. In the same premise, Arya Samaj also run free allopathic dispensary, which supports our patient in getting the medicines free of cost. Centre would be handed over to Arya Samaj in the month of March 2010. They would be running it independ-ently by appointing their own staff.

    Hon'ble Speaker, Uttarakhand State As-sembly Mr. Harbans Kapoor and his wife on the formal inaugural function of the centre on November 29, 2010

    Mr. Madan Lal Khatri, President, Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Prem Nagar is handing over signed MOU to Ms. Aapga in the presence of Mr. Aju Philip and other CBO members.

    Ms. Seema Vasudeva, Deputy Director (HR) is talking to the patient taking Short Wave Dia-thermy treatment at Arya Samaj Mandir, Subhash Nagar.

    Members of Varishth Nagrik Samiti and Gu-rudwara Sahib Trust are discussing collabora-tion for PTC in Gurudwaras premise

  • Page 3 Volume 1, Issue 2

    Elders Help Line (1800-180-1253) Elders Help Line is slowly becoming popular here. A tie-up has been done with Uttarakhand Trans-port Corporation for putting help line stickers inside all the transport buses (number is expected to be between 1000 to 1250). For this purpose, development of stickers is in the process and it is expected that same would be put in the buses in the month of March 2010.

    Given below is one case study which was tackled after getting the call on Dehradun help line: Mr. Abdul Khalid s/o Khuda Baksh is aged 72 years lying on the road side beside the sewer line in 2nd lane of Nishatganj, Lucknow. It was found that he was a truck driver and after the death of his wife (expired in 1990) sold his house and went to Kolkata. He has three sons and one daughter. They all are married and living separately. His first son, Aslam is a private driver of an officer, 2nd son Ak-ram is a labourer in a fabricator shop and 3rd son Sikandar is also a driver. He was striving for his two times meal and living in a very pathetic and unhygienic condition. His legs are very week and he is unable to stand on his feet. He does all his routine work through crawling. After getting information on help line, MMU, Lucknow Executive visited and interacted and persuaded with his family members for his rehabilitation. As a result, on 29-11-09, the youngest son came and took him to his house.

    Seminar on National Policy for Older Persons

    Abdul Khalid, rescued by HelpAge

    Group is working hard in discussing and preparing recommendation for age demand action.

    Celebration of International Day for Older Persons IDOP was celebrated on Oc-tober 1st by organizing inter-generational activities with our SaGP beneficiaries of YWCA. Students of The Asian School visited, interacted and presented programme for the beneficiaries. On the occa-sion, handouts were also pro-vided to them. Event got good media coverage.

    The minister who is known for his Hindi poetic interest was to leave after 10 minutes the tradi-tional inauguration of the seminar but he decided to stay for two hours so that he could listen the views of the representatives of the senior citizens associations. In his address, he mentioned that he agreed with suggestions made by Dr. Bakshi like formation of state level Council of Senior Citizens having governmental and non governmental members, formations of state pol-icy and also the representatives of the SCAs pertaining to the increase in the pension and other facilities and would initiate action regarding the same. He appreciated the efforts of HelpAge India and told that he was in favour of increasing the pension amount. The seminar was at-tended by representatives of 20 associations and network of senior centre councils and oth-ers. Prominent speakers representing SCAs included Mr. K.C Malhotra (Retd. IAS) Convenor Lok Hit Sewa Samiti, Dr. K.L Goyal (Ex. Director ONGC & President, ONGC Retired Officers Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd.). Sh. Gulshan Makin, Jt. Secrectary, Santam Dharam Mandir & Member, Senior Citizens Association, Prem Nagar, Lt. Col. C.D Pant, President, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Col. Kunwar Singh Rana, President, Indira Nagar Residents Asso-ciation, Er. R. S. Sehgal, General Secretary, Uttarakhand Varishth Nagrik Kalyan Samiti and Ms. Rashmi Wadha, Practicing Clinical Psychologist .

    Recommendations of the NPOP seminar held at Dehradun were handed over to the Honble Minister of Social Welfare Sh. Matbar Singh Kandari on October 10, 2009 by the representa-tives of SCAs along with HelpAge India

    Aap ne to meri aankhnn khol deen (you have opened my eyes) said the Honble Minister of Sociual Wel-fre after the theme address by Dr. H. S. Bakshi, NDA, HelpAge India

    Visit of Evaluation team Mr. K. P. Rajendra and Dr. Preeti visited the centres at Dehradun in the month of November 2009 to conduct impact assessment study. The study was conducted at Delhi, Shimla and Dehradun. Team visited the centre of Prem Nagar and Subhash Nagar and interacted with various stake holders.

    Mr. K. P. Rajendran and Dr. Preeti talking to the people at Prem Nagar, Physiotherapy Centre

  • Page 4 Volume 1, Issue 2

    Visitors July 28thMr. Kapil Kaul, Country Head (Advocacy, Resource & Communication)

    August 8th to 10thMs. Susmita Ghose, National Director (East & North).

    August 8th to 10thMr. A. K. Singh, Joint Director (North).

    September 20thDr. Harvinder Singh Bakshi, National Director (Advocacy)

    September 20thMs. Rachnaa Thapliyal, Senior Manager (Small Grant