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Friday, December 23, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Silver Inning Foundation (SIF) had organised a Intergeneration Activity at RBK School's 'ETERNIA' MBMC Inter School Annual event from 17th -18th Dec 2011 at RBK School , Kanakia , Mira Rd organized by PTA of RBK. This was 2nd time PTA RBK has offered Free stall to SIF (NGO).
On Spot Colour Competition and Pledge Writing on Banner was organized to sensitize children's towards their Grandparents / Elders. SIF stall was decorated with posters made by TISS MSW students , Banners and important Booklets / Leaflets .
Around 123 children's participated in Coloring competition and total 10 certificate for best color was distributed ( 6 certificate and 4 certificate on 17th and 18th respectively) . 2 Special Certificate was also given to 3 1/2 yrs old. All the children were given chocolates and were encouraged to talk about their grandparents.
List of Best Ten:
Mr. Harshil Chaurasia - Porwal School
Mr.Meet Patel - Porwal School
Ms.Yashnee Bapna - RBK school
Ms.Ishani Karmakar - RBK School
Mr.Dhruv Vaghariya - Shanti Nagar School
Mr.Jignesh Banka - RBK School
Ms.Shilpa - St. Paul School
Ms.Shuti Mishra - RBK School
Ms. Jia Sanghvi - RBK School
MS. Ishita - St.Xaviers School
Special Certificate :
Ms. Dhrumi Mehta - RBK School
Ms. Rhea Jana - RBK School
Equal number of children's Wrote a Pledge on the Banner , showering their love and respect to their grandparents.
A token of Rs.5/- (INR) was collected for each colour sheet to make them feel responsible and participatory. A total Rs. 725/- (INR) of donation including color sheet fees were collected.
It was amazing experience to have foot fall of around 300 people at SIF stall, they wanted to know more about Senior Citizens and SIF.
Silver Inning Foundation is committed to create Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.
We are Thankful to PTA of RBK , iVolunteers Mumbai , TISS MSW Students , Volunteers and Staff & Childrens and parents for all thier support for making this event grand success .
Friday, December 9, 2011
- Look within a one kilometer radius of where the patient was before they wandered.
- Check dangerous areas first near the home, ponds/lakes/wells, forested areas, tunnels, bus stops, terrace of buildings and water tanks, and roads with high traffic.
- Look within a hundred feet of a road, as most wanderers start out on roads and remain close by. Check bushes, ditches and nullahs carefully as the person may have fallen or become trapped.
- Search in the direction of the wanderer’s dominant hand. People usually travel first in their dominant direction. (ie. right handed person would turn right – usually)
- Investigate familiar places, such as former residences or favorite spots. Often, wandering has a particular destination.
- If you suspect that the person used a car or public transportation, you’ll need to consider likely places that are farther afield.
- Contact as many people as you can to enlist their help in searching and locating the missing person soonest. If the missing person remains stuck in a place they are unable to get out of, they may get dehydrated or hypothermia.
- Remember the dementia patient may not call out for help or even respond to your call.
Lets give them Dignity , Security , Love , Care & Smile.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
One week back, Silver Inning Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) started a blog dedicated to trace missing senior citizens. "In the past we were able to trace two senior citizens who went missing from Bangalore with the help of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. So we thought why not start a blog," said Sailesh Mishra, founder president, Silver Inning Foundation.
Normally when a person goes missing, his family lodges a police complaint which is followed by an advertisement on the national television network.
"But this is not enough as the police also lack staff to just trace the missing cases. So here comes the role of social media," said Mishra.
After a person approaches SIF they not only post the information about the missing person on the blog but also enlist various resources at their disposal.
"We will be in touch with the local police, Maharashtra missing persons bureau, Delhi police missing persons bureau and national crime records bureau," Mishra added.
Moreover, the blog aims to trace people not only in India but across the world.
"We will be in touch with USA's Amber Alert which is their national alert programme to trace the missing seniors. Thus, seniors who often go missing due to dementia or Alzheimer's can be traced anywhere in the world," said Mishra.
"We have also started an alert group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/missingseniorcitizenalert/ and want more and more people to join it to make our task successful," he concluded. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 1, 2011
If your elders or parents or friends who are 60 yrs & above goes missing, we request you to first file police complaint and send us the copy of police complaint , their Passport size photograph with other details and contact number at email@example.com .
You need to look for missing people at places such as Old Age Homes , Hospitals , Railway Stations, Bus Stations, Religious places , Mental asylum , Clinics , Morgues , Foot paths , Parks/Gardens etc........
People who are 60yrs and above might be suffering from Alzheimer's / Dementia , a memory loss diseases which makes it difficult but not impossible to find them. If any of them is suffering from such disease then request you to take precaution like - keep with them ID card , Telephone Diary , A name written wrist band etc .... you also need to have recent photo's of them , inform your relatives , friends and others.
We request government authorities and civil society to helps us to trace those Elders and help them to unite with their beloved.
Lets together we all join hands try to Find someone's missing Grandparents, Parent, Elders ......
Please note we are doing this in Good Faith and we are not liable with any wrong information provided by family and people.
This service is FREE OF COST for helping to find missing Elders. We will use Social Media tools and if possible ground work and help of Senior Citizens Associations, NGO's , Government , Media and Police/Law agency.
Click here : Missing Senior Citizen Alert Blog: HELP find Missing Senior Citizens
Lets give them Dignity , Security , Love , Care & Smile.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
An Open Letter to National Human Right Commission (NHRC) India was submitted by Silver Inning Foundation to Dr. S.P.Kinjawadekar , Core Committee member NHRC.
The MWPSC Act has been enacted by Parliament with an objective to provide effective provisions for the maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens as guaranteed and recognized under the Constitution. The State governments are authorized to implement and execute the Act, which may be reviewed and monitored by the Central Government.
By passing this Bill, adequate measure has been taken to protect life and dignity of this vulnerable group of Senior Citizens (60+). The Central and State Government have also taken some welfare measures for Senior Citizens by adopting various schemes like old age pension, travel concession, tax rebates etc, but they are minimal and nominal attempts and benefited a few elite and people in urban region. But the poor, illiterate and rural elderly are ignorantly suffering in their old age.
After deliberation with Senior Citizens we at Silver Inning Foundation hereby suggest following amendments in The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007 (MWPSC) for the benefit of 100 million Senior Citizens of India:
- Fully adoption and implementation of ACT by all state government
- Wide range and constant Publicity for MWPSC should be made mandatory for regulator / implementing agency / state to outreach maximum number of Elders
- Government should provide minimum maintenance to Elders who are Childless or have No Relatives
- Provision for protection of parents who are 50+ and are abused / abandon
- Government should provide Minimum maintenance or Look after Elders with No property or who are Destitute
- It should be made clear, who will do management of Old Age Home ; a guideline should be made for the same
- Free Medical support for BPL and destitute senior citizens should be given
- This Act provides relief in case of Financial Maintenance and Property Abuse but nowhere there is mention of Psychical and Psycho Social Abuse / Care. A provision / intervention for Psychical and Psycho Social Abuse should be made
- A specific provision for providing security of residence, like in case of Domestic Violence Act, should be incorporated in the Act.
- Immediate relief / maintenance (after verification of facts) should be provided to Elders when a case is filed or referred, as the process to get justice might take 90 days or more
- Police should be given more power to make su motto arrest or intervention if required
- Minimum Maintenance should also be fixed and maximum maintenance should be Rs. 10,000/- or more per month as per living elders and paying capacity of children’s/ relatives
- The punishment should be nonbailable imprisonment of minimum 1 month and may extend to 3 months or fine which may extend to Rs.10,000/- or with both
- All state governments should adopt a comprehensive action plan for providing protection of life and property of aged and to prevent any form of abuse, particularly of the lonely aged
- There is also a great moral responsibility on the society. Above all, the children must be sensitized towards their parents and elders. An Intergeneration study / course activity in schools and colleges should be made mandatory
We hope following amendments will be beneficial to our Elders who look for peace and happiness in their silver years.
14th Nov 2011