Old Age Homes

Foundation has late Shri. Haribhai V. Desai Old Age Home, Shri. Rasiklal Manikchand Dhariwal Old Age Home and Smt. Ichrajbai Khivansara Old Age Home at Ambi 40 kms from Pune.

Together they cater to 150 elderly out of which 100 live totally free and others pay as per their capacity. They offer comfortable residence, nutritious food, recreation and entertainment facility along with 24 hours medical facility as foundation’s rural hospital and nursing school are in the same complex. Bed ridden and paralytic elderly are kept in a paralytic centre, and there is a physiotherapy facility also. Foundation admits disable and mentally ill senior citizens as well.

Renowned Scientist Padmavibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar communicating with the resident from our oldage homes.
Visit to late Haribhai V Desai Oldage home by Hon'ble Shri Krishnakantji, former Vice President of India.
Visit by Dr Kunal Bagchi, Regional Adviser – Nutrition & Food Safety, WHO, SERO Regional Office for South-east Asia, New Delhi and Dr. Subhash Salunke, former Regional Adviser, WHO-SEARO.

These old age homes have been visited by Her Excellency, Hon’ble Smt. Pratibhatai Patil, President of India; His Excellency, late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, His Excellency, Shri Krishna Kant, Former Vice President of India, His Excellency Dr. P. C. Alexander, former Governor of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Shri. Sharad Pawar, former Union Minister of Agriculture, Hon’ble Vilasrao Deshmukh, former chief minister of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Ajitdada Pawar, former Dy. Chief Minister, Maharashra, renowned scientist Padmavibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashlekar etc.

Affordable Oldage Home

Late Shri Haribhai V Desai Oldage Home Wing II affordable Oldage Home has all the modern amenities. There are 15 double occupancy rooms equipped with refrigerator, TV, microwave oven, computer and internet and there is a kitchen. Daily newspapers are delivered and if required care taker is provided. There is a common hall / kitchen where vegetarian food is served or it can be delivered in the room.

Beneficiary has to pay one time donation and monthly charges towards, accommodation, food etc. Income generated is utilized to support free elderly living in foundation’s other Oldage Homes.

Day Care Center

In 2000 Foundation inaugurated a Day Care Center at Shewale Hospital Premises at Aundh Road at the auspicious hands of Shri Ratnakar Gaikwad, in the presence of late Padmavibhushan Dr. Mohan Dharia and our Patron Shri Nitinbhai Desai who has graciously donated a Mobile Van to the Day Care Centre.

Day begins with devotional programmes, yoga and meditation, morning walk. Papers and magazines along with books are available for reading. There is a computer literacy class and physiotherapy and one member has written a book on computers which was released at the hands of renowned computer expert Padmashri Dr. Vijay Bhatakar. TV, DVD player and indoor playing equipments e.g. carom, chess, T.T. etc. are available. Outdoor sports like badminton, tennis are played. Birthdays of the members are celebrated, lectures on various topics are arranged. They arrange free medical check up camp, stitch clothes for the slum children, take their tuitions, collect donations during natural calamities e.g. Tsunami, Gujarat Earthquake etc. Members arrange picnics and participate in various programmes. Members say that spending time in Day Care Centre is spending Golden Years for enjoying life, playing games, laughing with other members as friends.

Some dignitaries that visited the centre include Dr. Yitzack Brick, Dr. Sharadchandra Gokhale, Ms. Irene Hoskins, (Former Presidents, IFA), Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA, Dr. Kunal Bagchi and Mrs. Neena Raina, WHO, Hon’ble P.C. Alexander, then Governor of Maharashtra, Joseph Troisi, Dy. Director, International Institute of Aging United Nations Malta, Ms. Rosemary Lane, UN program on ageing, Ms. Lim Kin-Lan, Director, Social Development Division, ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand.

Regional Resource Training Centre (RRTC)

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India along with National Institute of Social Defense has given recognition to Janaseva Foundation to start a Regional Resource Training Centre for Vidarbha (Maharashtra), Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. At present there are only 6 such centres in the country. This Centre was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Rajkumar Badole, Minister, Social Justice and Special Assistance, Govt. of Maharashtra on 19th August 2016.

Foundation is conducting 1 day sensitization programmes in various schools and colleges to bridge intergenerational gap and students are given oath that they would not send their parents / grandparents to oldage homes. Foundation conducts 3 Days Training Programmes and has conducted training programme on Dementia Care and Alzheimer. 5 days training programme on geriatric care are arranged for staff of oldage homes and day care centres. Foundation conducts 6 months Geriatric Care Giver Training.

Geriatric Care Training

Janaseva Foundation has signed MOU with Tata Institute of Social Sciences and conducted 3 Geriatric Care Training courses of 4 months duration under this and under Regional Resource Training Centre conducted 2 courses of 3 months duration and will conduct courses of 6 month’s duration. After training is complete the successful candidates are provided placement on good salary. There is a large demand for such care givers in society, as there are many families who having ailing elderly in family.

Century Club

Janaseva Foundation has started “Century Club” for the senior citizens aged 75 and above. These clubs give an opportunity to senior citizens to meet other senior citizens from the same age group. Senior Citizens aged below 75 years can become volunteers for these clubs and help in arranging various programmes etc. These clubs have their meetings once a month and various programmes are arranged which include entertainment, educative, health topics etc. They also arrange picnics. Each club is managed by it’s members and has elected President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Due to mobility problems faced by the elderly and to involve more elderly from different suburbs of Pune foundation started Century Clubs at Navi Peth, Sahakarnagar, Aundh Road, Vishrantwadi, Phulenagar, Dhanakawadi, Kothrud, Vadgaonsheri, Suncity – Sinhagad road.

Community Centre

A well equipped Rural Hub at Ambi was inaugurated on 9th November 2009 at the hands of Dr. Narendra Jadhav, then Member of Planning Commission of India. Later it was renamed as Mrs. Kanchanben Hirabhai Shah (Chokhawala) Sanskrutik Bavan. It consists of a big hall having audio video equipments. There is also a library for elderly. It serves as a meeting place for elderly from foundation’s old age homes and also for the elderly from various Rural Villages.

Yoga Classes, Cultural and musical programmes, Bhajans are conducted regularly. Conferences and seminars are arranged along with lectures on health, banking, agriculture, sanitation, health insurance, mediclaim, loans etc. relevant to senior citizens. Mural Centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University helps us in this. Our Regional Resource Training Centre runs from this hub.

Basic Computer Training for Elderly / Digital Awareness

A well equipped Rural Hub at Ambi was inaugurated on 9th November 2009 at the hands of Dr. Narendra Jadhav, then Member of Planning Commission of India. Later it was renamed as Mrs. Kanchanben Hirabhai Shah (Chokhawala) Sanskrutik Bavan. It consists of a big hall having audio video equipments. There is also a library for elderly. It serves as a meeting place for elderly from foundation’s old age homes and also for the elderly from various Rural Villages.

Yoga Classes, Cultural and musical programmes, Bhajans are conducted regularly. Conferences and seminars are arranged along with lectures on health, banking, agriculture, sanitation, health insurance, mediclaim, loans etc. relevant to senior citizens. Mural Centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University helps us in this. Our Regional Resource Training Centre runs from this hub.

News bulletin – Ageing & Longevity News

Janaseva Foundation has started news bulletin “Ageing & Longevity News” from April 2011 related to various issues of elderly and is published every 4 months. It is circulated widely in both print and electronic form throughout the nation. It contains useful information contributed by senior citizens and experts from all over India. International Federation on Ageing (IFA), Canada, has kindly given permission to print articles from it’s own news letter.

Age Friendly Cities

Dr. Vinod Shah and Mrs. Meena Shah had participated in Age Friendly City workshop arranged by WHO in May 2010 in Melbourne, and thereafter pursued this matter with Pune Municipal Corporation and with Shri Ratnakar Gaikwad, then Chief Secretary, Maharashtra State.

The draft of developing cities into Age Friendly Cities was submitted to Pune Municipal Corporation for Pune city and to Shri Ratnakar Gaikwad for other cities of Maharashtra. Shri Gaikwad then brought out circular with instructions to many Municipal Corporations of Maharashtra State to make their cities Age Friendly.

Prevention of Elderly Abuse

Elderly Abuse is a major issue afflicting senior citizens at National and International Level. In India through misuse of 498 A and Domestic Violence Law senior citizens are put straight in jail on mere complain of malicious daughter in law. To combat this, foundation along with IFA, ILC-I, FESCOM, ASCOP, Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan, Chaitanya Hasya Club and SIFF, various lawyers, prominent personalities had arranged workshop on Elderly Abuse on February 26th, 2011, which was followed by many meetings and the draft of amendment was prepared and was sent to law minister, home minister and other concerned officials. Dr. Vinod Shah even met former President of India Hon’ble Pratibhatai Patil and the law minister. Now Janaseva Foundation has recently written a letter in this regard to Hon’ble Narejdraji Modi, Prime Minister of India.

World Senior Citizens Day Celebrations (1st October)

Since 2003 foundation celebrates 1st October the World Senior Citizens Day by organizing a mega get-together of senior citizens along with Govt. of Maharashtra, Pune Municipal Corporation, University of Pune, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, IFA and various senior citizen organizations. The programme features a range of informative and cultural programmes and distinguished senior citizens aged 75 years and above are felicitated. More than 3000 senior citizens from Pune, surrounding area and other parts of Maharashtra participate in this Programme.

Similar programs are organised in rural areas. Hon’ble Prakash Jawadekar, Union Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Hon’ble Girish Bapat, Guardian Minister Pune District, Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Smt. Meira Kumar, Speaker, Loksabha, Hon’ble Sushilkumar Shinde, Home Minister, Govt. of India, Hon’ble Manikrao Gavit, Minister for State, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, Hon’ble Prithvirajji Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, are some of the participant dignitaries.

Meet the Stalwart

Under ‘Meet the Stalwart’ programme, foundation invites accomplished veterans from various walks of life for an open interview and interaction which is hoped to serve as a source of inspiration and energy for the ageing and youth too. Conducted once in 3-4 months, the activity has received support from various other organizations.

The programme has featured in the past such distinguished dignitaries as late Padmavibhushan Dr. Mohan Dharia, Padmavibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Padmavibhushan Dr. K.H. Sancheti, Padmabhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Padmashri Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Dr. Sharadchandra Gokhale, Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Dr. Gururaj Mutalik, Lt. Gen. Moti Dhar (Redt.), Shri Prabhakar Panshikar, Shri Dilip Prabhavalkar, Shri Mangesh Padgaonkar, Shri B.G. Deshmukh, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, Bahri B.R. Malhotra.

Networking of NGOs

To initiate cooperation and exchange of information and to build united platform for various issues of elderly Janaseva Foundation, Lions Clubs of Pune. Pune Municipal Corporation, International Longevity Centre – India, International Federation on Agein, Harmony, Help Age, Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations of Pune (ASCOP), Federation of Senior Citizens’ Organisations of Maharashtra (FESCOM), Dignity Foundation etc. were some of the participants.

Senior Citizens Forum

More than 1000 senior citizens in Pune are members of this forum. The forum has been organizing a wide range of educative and entertainment programs for its members.