Ease loneliness for the elderly
Focus: Elderly Care
Thank you for your donation! People like you are creating a new generation of givers
The recreation centre will benefit around 200 elderly people in Washim!
A fully-equipped recreation centre for seniors in Wasim will help them socialise with their peers and participate in acquiring new skills. For those who have been leading busy lives, the the twilight years can be daunting. Engaging in activities such as reading in the library, watching films as a group, meeting for discussions and learning how to use a computer will stimulate their mind and give them something to look forward to every day.WHY WASHIM
There are no recreation centres at Washim where elderly can regularly meet. There is a strong network of senior citizens in the area but they don’t have place to socialise and learn new skills. Social interaction not only builds a sense of support within the community but the lack of it can sometimes impair cognitive function over a period of time. There are more than 200 senior citizens in the area who will benefit from the project.
A senior citizen recreation centre is not available in entire city - it will be great if someone takes the initiative.
Same age people interaction can make a life a little easier and it can be achieved through a centre for senior citizens.
Only 10 percent elders consider physical health to be a challenge whereas 66 percent are worried about maintaining their social life and everyday needs.
Universal Versatile Society plan to use the funds to first find a large enough hall to rent as the recreation centre. In it they will set up a library and install a television, projector and computer, 50 chairs and four tables. Once set up, the NGO will reach out to the more than 200 senior citizens in Washim. The ₹3lakh Fundraiser target also includes a year's salary for a caretaker for the place and to help the seniors with activities.