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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Behind Closed Doors; India's Elderly are Abused and Neglected







Behind Closed Doors; #India 's #Elderly are Abused and Neglected: The Quint :

Abandoned, beaten up and sometimes, left on the road to fend for themselves. Elderly in India lead a very different life than the ideal one we see in Hindi films. The Quint decided to investigate the complex web of issues around elderly abuse. India is ageing, but do we care enough?

https://youtu.be/pQ6Zuxrt8xg





 Lets give them Dignity , Security , Love , Care & Smile.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Silver Innings 9th Foundation Day 10th April 2017







9 years memorable Journey for the cause …..on 10th April 2008 Silver Innings India's 1st Social Enterprise for Senior Citizens and their Family Members was launched, and today in 2017 can't believe we are completing 9 years........ Its just amazing journey so far ..... With a humble start, to nearly One Million outreach around globe, with handful of people and rented premises ….. we are not only Pioneer in using Social Media for cause of Elders in Asia Pacific but we have also managed to change the perspective of Aging domain in India.


Some of our FIRST includes: Pioneer in starting India's first blockbuster Annual Talent promotion show ‘UMANG Senior Citizens Talent Show’ launched on 1st Oct 2008; Mumbai city first dedicated 24 x 7 Assisted Living Elder Care Home ‘A1 Snehanjali’ launched on 17th Aug 2013 with support from Umang Parikh and Jimmy Dordi; World First Football Club of Youths by organisation working with elders ‘Silver Innings FC’ Launched in 2013 with support from Pritesh Singh; India's first Referral Helpline Portal ‘Silver Innings Helpline’ launched on 16th Feb 2014 with support from Co Founder Ramaa Subramanian; India’s First ‘Dementia Park’ at our A1Snehanjali 2nd Assisted Living Elder Care Home at Rajodi with support from Renu Jain


At #SilverInnings our mission is to work towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.


This journey is incomplete without mentioning and thanking some of our Mentors, Pillars who stood beside us in our journey, includes
Mentors, Advisors, Well Wishers:
Dr. P Vyasamoorthy; Dr. Charles Pinto; Mr. Hiren Mehta; Mr. John Thattil; Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan; Dr. S.D. Gokhale; Prof. Siva Raju; Prof. Asha Banu; Prof. Suja Koshy; Dr Alka Subramanyam; Mrs. Susan Somers, President INPEA, USA; Dr. Radha Murthy, President Nightingales Medical Trust; Dr. Devendra Save, MD, Psychiatrist; Dr. Manjoj Hunur, MD, Neurologist; Reis Woollen, Geriatric Nurse & Elder Care Educator, California, USA; Hendi Lingiah, Psychologist & Aging Service Management Consultancy, France; Prof. Denise Burnette, Sociologist, Columbia University, USA; Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes, Geriatrician, Hawai, USA; Mr. Jimmy Dordi; Dr. Sanjay Kumawat, MD, Psychiatrist; Prof. Rama Murthy; Sylvie DuPont, Counsellor in Geriatric care; Isha Soni Pujara; Rtn Vipul Shah; Dr. Rajesh Chavan; Dr. Madhavi Chaudhary; Prof. P. K. B. Nayar; Dr PV Ramamurti; Jeroninio Almeida; Shubha Khandekar; Rosette Farrugia-Bonello; Dr. K.R.Gangadharan;  Mr. Premkumar Raja; Mr. Manshukhlal Ruparelia; Mr. Shailesh Gandhi; Mrs. Anupama Dutta, Mr. Mathew Cherian; Dr. Jacob Roy; Mrs. Nilanjana Maulik; Dr. Anjali Raje; Dr. Dr Anagha Tendulkar; Ms.Shobha Philips; Ms.Sangeeta Rao; Ramgopal CANCHERLA; Mrs. Swapna Kishore;  Prof Nasreen Rustomfram; Dr. Bill Thomas; Amritraj Esakkiappan; Drishti Mishra; Adv. Nausheen Yousuf; Shilpa Chandawarkar; Svati Chakravarthy Bhatkal; Mona Khot; Anshuman Bhagwat; Dr. Geeta Balakrishnan; Dr. Leena Gangolli; Mr.R.Gopalakrishnan; Neha Chheda, Dr. Vineeta Sharma ….. List is endless………. There are hundreds of them……..


Co Founder:
Ramaa Subramanian


Colleagues:
Dhanalaxmi Rao
Mona Mishra
Renu Jain
Jenet Pereira
Jeniffer D’mello
Nanda Narvekar
Sushmita Sri
Hira Mehta
Arpita Vora
Raheen Jummani Jaiswal 


Trustees:
Mr. Bhavesh Chheda  
Mr .Chittranjan Sharma
Ms. Rajani Divekar
Prof. (Ms.) Parul Kilbliwala
Ms. Sapna Shah
Mr. Shantilal Maradia
Mr. Rajnish Malik



Partners and Associates :
1. Unltd India
2. Alzheimer’s Related Disorder Society of India (ARDSI)
3. HelpAge India
4. International Longevity Center, India (ILC - I), Pune
5. Harmony for Silvers Foundation, Mumbai
6. Anughraha India, Delhi
7. FESCOM (Federation of Senior Citizens Association of Maharashtra)
8. AISCCON (All India Senior Citizens Confederation)
9. INPEA (International Network of People against Elder Abuse)
10. International Federation of Ageing (IFA)
11. UN INIA, Malta
12. Association of Gerontology (India) (AGI)
13. Indian Gerontological Association
14. iCONGO, Delhi
15. SPJIMR, Mumbai
16. TISS, Mumbai
17. S V T College, SNDT University, Mumbai
18. L T College of Nursing, SNDT University, Mumbai
19. Niramala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai
20. Nightingale Medical Trust, Bangalore
21. Society for Serving Seniors (SSS Global), Hyderabad
22. 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, Mumbai
23. Karmayog, Mumbai
24. Money Life Foundation, Mumbai
25. iVolunteer
26. YWCA, Mumbai
27. Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point
28. Jeevan Adhar Seva Sanstha
29. Sakhya
30. NGO Sub Committee to Promote a Human Right Convention at UN
31. OYA (Open Your Arm)
32. Neha Nutrifit and Fitness
33. CNA Architects
34. PrideAge
35. Purple Angel Ambassador
36. George Brown College, Toronto
37. Photomist
38. Eden Alternative
39. Bhaktivedanta Palliative Care


We also take this opportunity to thank our our Friends, Family, Well wishers and Donors.

Visit us : http://www.silverinnings.in/


Video Concept, Direction and Made by #PHOTOMIST 





Saturday, March 25, 2017

UMANG 2017 Senior Citizens Blasted the stage

"Ageing is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength"



UMANG - A Unique Stage Talent Show for Seniors was held on March 25th 2017 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Birla Matoshree Sabhagriha, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Presented by Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, Rotaract Club of Rizvi  law College and Inner Wheel Club of Mumbai Nariman point in association with Silver Inning Foundation, NGO working with Senior Citizens. 

India’s largest and Mumbai’s first of its kind programme for 50+ Senior Citizens gives the elderly an opportunity to show their talent. The programme seeks to provide them with a platform to display their talents. This is not a competition – there are no prizes for being the best – but it is a forum to encourage them to demonstrate their hidden talent. ‘UMANG’ a Unique Talent show of Senior Citizens is being organized by Silver Inning Foundation since 2008.

Around 134 participant from 50 years of age to 79years participated in the event to show their unique stage talent. 1000 plus people out of which 95% were Senior Citizens attended the event to witness the Silver Magic. Refreshment and information sheet on ‘Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007’ was given to all those who attended the event. 

This time uniqueness was Fitness Dance, Dance presentation on Swaach Bharat, Intergenerational performance ‘Kalam Ko Salam’ and Duet dance by Differently able Senior Citizens Couple. There were also different performances on Bollywood dance, Songs, Folk dance Khelu Jhimma. 

Says Sailesh Mishra Founder of Silver Inning Foundation, “We organise UMANG, a talent show for seniors every year since 2008. Unlike other talent shows, there are no prizes for winning the top three positions. Everybody is a winner. It is amazing to see the level of enthusiasm among seniors to perform on the stage”. We give Certificate to all Participant and Trophy to all group and Individual act. 

Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, President Rtn. Mandar Sharma say’s “this noble initiatives for our elderly is close to Our heart. Since 2010 UMANG in association with Silver Innings, this has been one of the most sought after event for our senior citizens, which they await every year. We have been delighted with growing enthusiasm, innovation and impact this event has created in heart & mind of our elderly. We look forward for continuing our support for this wonderful cause and would encourage many more to join to ensure we take this event to higher levels”.

This year there were 11 Prizes for Audience, 5 for Best Traditional Dress, 5 for LUCKY DRAWS and 1 Diamond Ring.

Our partners for UMANG 2017 are: FESCOM Mumbai; HelpAge India; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline; A1 Snehanjali; Sneh Kala Kendra; Palliative Care Dept., Bhaktivedanta Hospital; PHOTOMIST; PrideAge; OYA, EldersCamp, JAMM’s, Adhata Trust, The Family Welfare Agency and Neha’s Nutrifit

Our #UMANG2017 Senior Citizens Talent Show was featured at National TV DDsahyadri at 2.30pm news today 25th March 2017, see it at 24.35 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2atkgfURdBo&feature=youtu.be&list=PL4LJvvb3AbvFhW7YcfQl2fNHGLerULZsa


Contact for any query:  silverinnings@gmail.com
Website: http://www.silverinnings.in/ 

 Address: Silver Innings, Bldg. J-47/48, Shop no.10, Opp. NavgrahaBldg, Poonam Sagar Complex, Mira Road East, Pincode: 401107



Friday, March 24, 2017

UMANG 2017 Senior Citizens Talent Show Mumbai

We are back again with our Mega Senior Citizens Talent Show UMANG 2017.



"Ageing is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength".

Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, Rotaract Club of Rizvi  Law College, Inner Wheel Club  and Silver Inning Foundation once again organizes UMANG - A Unique Stage Talent Show program for  55+ Senior Citizens. UMANG Talent show of Senior Citizens was started by Silver Inning Foundation in year 2008.

India’s largest and Mumbai’s first of its kind programme for 55+ Senior Citizens gives the elderly an opportunity to show their talent. The programme seeks to provide them with a platform to display their talents. This is not a competition – there are no prizes for being the best – but it is a forum to encourage them to demonstrate their hidden talent.

Last year in 2016 around 125 participant from 50 years of age to 79years participated in the event to show their unique stage talent. 1000 plus people out of which 90% were Senior Citizens attended the event to witness the Silver Magic. Refreshment and ‘Senior Citizens Safety Tip’ was given to all those who attended the event.

Venue: Birla Matoshree Sabhagriha, No. 19, Vithaldas Thackersy Marg,, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

Event Date:  Sat 25th March 2017

Time of Event: 9.30am to 12.30 pm.


Networking Partners: FESCOM Mumbai; HelpAge India; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline; A1 Snehanjali; Sneh Kala Kendra; Palliative Care Dept., Bhaktivedanta Hospital; PHOTOMIST; PrideAge; OYA, EldersCamp, JAMM’s, Adhata Trust, The Family Welfare Agency and Neha’s Nutrifit


 Email: silverinnings@gmail.com
Website: http://www.silverinnings.in/

Monday, December 19, 2016

Vacancy for 'Project Incharge' Excellent Career Opportunity to work with Elders in Mumbai

Excellent Career Opportunity to work with Elders at 'Silver Innings' group in Mumbai


Silver Innings is a Internationally acclaimed Social Enterprise working with Senior Citizens since 2008 creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience. We are now looking for ‘Project Incharge' for our expansion Startup project ‘A1 SNEHANJALI’ 24 x 7 assisted living elder care home, new unit at Rajodi, Nalasopara west. 


Project:
‘A1 SNEHANJALI’ 24 x 7 assisted living elder care home, one of its kind and first in Mumbai City was started in April 2013 at D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara west, District Palghar, Maharashtra, India, with goal of “Transforming Lives to eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom” with Person centered care.

Concept: It offers both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul . It is a 24 x7 Assisted Living Elder Care Home.

Person centered care is relationship-based. The management team and staff know each resident as an individual, his/her life story, strengths, weaknesses, needs, preferences and expectations. The staff form meaningful relationships with the residents and their family members. A person centered philosophy and approach to care is crucial to meet the needs of persons especially with dementia.


Post: Project Incharge

Place :  Rajodi, Nalasopara west

Work days and Time: 6 Days a week, But it may require 24 x 7 monitoring. 

Time:  9.30am to 6pm; Saturday: 9.30am to 2pm.

Package: Rs. 10,000/- for Fresher and Rs. 12,000/- for experience + Local Travelling for official work, Food + local mobile. If Resident – then accommodation at site will be provided.
(Salary depending on qualification, experience and attitude + Local Travelling, Food + local mobile.)

Probation: 3 months or may depend on work

Commitment: Minimum 2 years contract

Joining: Candidates who can Join Immediately or before 15th Jan 2017, should only apply  

Qualification:  Graduate or Post Graduate in Social Work, Medical Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Nursing, Human development. Qualification in Mental Health, Nursing, Gerontology, Psychology, Para Medical will be an added advantage.

Age Limit: 25yrs and above

Experience: Maximum 2 year, A Fresher with long term commitment and mindset will also be considered. Experience in Elder care facility/homes/dementia will be an added advantage.


Requirement:

  1. Candidate staying In Vasai, Virar and Nalasopara need only  apply. 
  2. Preference will be given to residents of nearby areas and Marathi Speaking ONLY. 
  3. Must be computer literate, Social Media knowledge with good oral and written communication skills in English
  4. Candidates must be dynamic, articulate, Quick learner , self starter and with passion for working with elderly. 
  5. Job involves looking after day to day affairs and logistic, interacting with residents, screening new applicants, home visits, overseeing subordinate staff, handling accounts and ensuring smooth functioning of the facility.
  6. Job entails report preparation, proposal making, activity like creativity music, dance etc and counseling of residents and family members. Must be prepared to work beyond office hours if required.


Resident Candidate can also be considered.

A caring understanding attitude with a positive mind set and Empathetic attitude towards all, and with ability to work under pressure and handle emergency situations.

Commitment to work for Elderly is a primary requisite. Knowledge of English, Marathi and Hindi is must; any other language will be added advantage.

A Resident of Maharashtra state and candidate from Vasai Virar Municipal corporation area will be preferred.

2 Wheeler driving license an advantage.


Roles and Responsibility:
• Co-ordination of the project
• Coordination with resource persons, medical professionals
• Day to day affairs including housekeeping , kitchen , garden,
• Staff supervision , subordinate staff, AMC etc
• Screening new applicants, Admission procedures
• Interaction with Family members
• Conducting and Managing Activities and Programmes
• Writing reports/proposals/documentation
• Managing and coordinating with volunteers
• Representing organization at various forums
• Accounts handling
• Counseling
• Attending conference/seminar
• Organizing programme /events such as Workshop, Lecture, Talks, Camps
• Coordination with government and local authorities
• Handling CSR projects and Networking with NGO’s and organizations
• Advocacy
• Organising Fund Raising & Events
• Ensuring overall smooth functioning of the ‘A1 SNEHANJALI’
• Emergency calls and situation to be handled
• Any other role function that will be given to you by the Management
• Reporting to The President / Directors / Senior Manager


Last day to Apply:  30th Dec 2016 by EMAIL ONLY 


Write to silverinnings@gmail.com with Covering letter, Detail Profiles/ CV, Passport size photograph and 2 references.

If selected, offer letter will be given with detail Roles and Responsibilities and Salary details

NO Phone call will be entertained


Interview to be held at Silver Innings Office at Mira Road 



Date of posting: 19th Dec 2016 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Why grandparents are called Grandparents?

Till now, you have been reading about needs of senior citizens, Dementia & Alzheimer’s’ and the importance of volunteers for these citizens too. Now, let us move on to their role as grandparents – The most coveted & marvelous role any human would love to perform!! Just like the young grand children, grandparents too are a bubbly lot of individuals – if they enjoy to be lively & cheerful. Yes, the cheerfulness & enthusiasm of grandparents certainly matters for a robust upbringing of their grand children. Only then can a healthy, nurturing & fruitful relationship be built between these two generations.

Picture copyright Silver Innings 28th May 2016 


According to Seniorindian.com, grandparents play a pivotal role not only in loving & caring for their grandchildren but also for instilling the moral values. They should gradually build a sense of right & wrong in the minds of these young ones for a bright future. Also, the senior citizens play a very major role for an overall grooming of their young counterparts in absence of their parents. Nowadays, both mother & father work in offices for long hours. So, the grandparents really need to step in to care for & provide emotional support to their blossoming grandchildren. The grandparents are believed to be the highly guaranteed source of care & support at home. And, it is indeed heartening for the parents too that their children are growing up amidst the cozy & responsible grandparents.

Along with this, grandparents can play the role of a mediator between their children & grand children about family matters. Especially, any sensitive family matters can be responsibly dealt with by these senior members. Since, grandparents are the most experienced & adept at responsibly raising a family, they can rightfully advise their own children & grandchildren for sorting out any issues. Yet, it should be preferably, a friendly advice too to bond the three generations together against all odds.

Nowadays, though, the grandparents and their grandchildren stay far away from each other. It is really difficult for grandparents to spend time with their grandchildren who reside abroad. So, how should one deal with this? They can meet at occasional get together or exchange letters/ emails to enhance a mutual bonding.  

Yet, for those grandparents who stay with or near their grandchildren, it is easy to bond together. How? There are many effective methods of striking an intergenerational rapport. The grandparents can take their little grand kids to a park, fair, zoo, theme parks or movies. It is a new, unique way for them to relate better with these young ones. It is a sure shot way of mingling & befriending each other to cut through the generation-gap syndrome. Thus, grandparents have a huge role to build and cement the strong relationships among their family & nurture it for the grandchildren. So that the grand kids can successfully maintain such robust family ties in the future as well.

The grandparents are indeed a link to the family’s culture & heritage. Also, their blessings are a must-have & most sought after gift at festive occasions and traditional ceremonies; their presence is indeed highly wanted at auspicious events like marriage, naming ceremony, birth and marriage anniversaries etc. The elders’ blessings are highly necessary before beginning any new initiatives or deciding about important decisions.

So, now you know why grandparents are called Grandparents? Yes, you are right. Since, they play a ‘grand’ role in our life, they are called so. Thus, to sum it all up, let us watch a small video! (Click the link to watch). It has focused the importance, lovely presence & extreme responsibility of a grandparents’ role in human life.

Happy Grandparenting!

By Sneha Tipnis




About Author:
Sneha Tipnis is a Freelance Content Writer, Copywriter, Blogger for hire from India. She writes creative content for social media, direct response mails, landing pages, online marketing, websites, brochures, resumes, blogs, articles, taglines/ captions, LinkedIn profiles, press releases, e newsletters, ad copies, video scripts. Till date, she has written content about technology, social media networking, clothing & garments, Insurance, education & training, senior citizens.

She is a Bachelors in English Literature, Masters in Educational Technology – Computer applications & an MBA (Training & Development) from India.
You can connect with Sneha on her blog: https://thecopywritingzone.blogspot.in/, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Silver Innings New Website: www.silverinnings.in

Wait is over, Change is good, today on 5th Nov 2016 on auspicious Labh Pacham day, We at #Silverinnings are delighted to announce the launch of our New updated website www.silverinnings.in

Pioneers in Social Media use for the cause of Ageing since 2008

Please share and give us your valuable feedback

Thanks to all our Colleagues, Partners, Associates and Well wishers
#Silverinnings #SeniorCitizens

Thanks to Matrix Bricks Infotech and Bhavesh Chheda for amazing website

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