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Old Age Home and Orphanage

The Idea is to create an interactive platform between old age homes and orphanages a space for interaction and a common shelter for two generations

Why Prefer Such A Merger

The elderly are the exact replica of the young ones. They need the same care and attention as the kids

Loneliness Love Care Guidance




Reduce psychological pain

Feeling of emptiness Being unwanted

Act as supportive pillars to each other Emotional needs Love and Care Provide appropriate guidance Inculcate social and family values Improve quality of life


2011 report by Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj (JLLM)

In India about 7.5% of the population is above 60 years There are over 81 million elderly people. The figure will rise to 177 million by 2025 and by 2050 it will be about 240 million Life expectancy has increased from 41 years in 1951 to 64 years today, hundreds of old age homes have sprung up in India

ORPHANAGE (2011 population estimates )

About 20 million children, about 4% of the population are orphan. Death of parents- 0.3% Remaining abandoned due to poverty

Reasons for moving Survey Result from old age homes in Gujarat
2% 1% 1%
6% 9%


17% 18% living alone neglect physical insecurity lower medical care expenses and living costs physical and verbal abuse poverty peaceful and spiritual life belongings lost

Imported into India from the West

Migration - away from their native homes and in the recent past to many countries abroad Fading joint families Security - lookout for a secure place Socializing - finding the right companion Loneliness - leading to withdrawal symptoms Financial independence Independence - Unwillingness to give up the responsibility to children Incapacity to look after themselves or get medical care especially in an emergency

To provide its residents with a secure, relaxed and homely environment in which their care, well being and comfort of prime importance. Strive to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all residents Warm and caring atmosphere Being sensitive to the residents' ever changing needs- medical/therapeutic, cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social.

CORE VALUES : privacy dignity security independence choice fulfillment


The idea is not to evoke a sigh of pity There should not be any stigma attached to the residents of old age Many parents of middle class families are neither neglected nor abandoned by their children

Provide opportunity to do all the things that you wanted to do but got left out in the hectic pace of work A time to pursue your own interests, new hobbies, a time to enjoy your family but also your independence and personal space Provide a quality life which the orphans have been deprived off Making Children Self Reliant through various Vocational Training Programs

Making a difference in Being Aged and Being Old

Encouraged participation in the day to day activities Periodic celebrations of various festivals and social events Religion - religious services either within or outside the home Contact with family and friends Some of the trained children may be engaged in the home itself in its training cum production centre Volunteer participation in Social Programs

OLD AGE HOME Men and women 60 years of age or above Middle Income groups to destitute (80 100 Residents) Funding pay and stay ensure quality of services (70%) Free helps raise fund through donations (30%) Provision for dormitories to house the and destitute rooms luxury apartments


Free provisions for children until adulthood (20 30) - Street children - Abused children - Children who stay in prison with their prisoner mothers

Criteria for choosing the sites

Proximity to Community School Availability of medical care Calm, pollution free environment Quiet idyllic surroundings, where they have quick access to facilities in the city

New Town Kolkata Site Area 19000 sq.m

Help Age India (1978) and The Hope Kolkata Foundation (1999) are secular, not-for-profit organization registered under the Societies' Registration Act of 1860 working to protect the rights of India's elderly and development of children on the streets.

Help Age depends on donations and legacies to fund its services and activities. Individuals Corporate & Business houses Trusts & Foundations

Organizational Structure

Apartments Single / Double Rooms Dormitories Common lounges Administration Healthcare unit Club Facilities Library & Reading Room Internet Parlor Games Parlor Guest Rooms Recreation Facilities

Split the whole orphanage + old age population into mini-families such that one or more kids are associated to each of the old person / couple - but this should be optional. The aged person / couple may not be willing or physically able to take the responsibility. This should not be a burden but a source of enjoyment making life meaningful. It should have its own family-value structure, resources, time tables, preferences, and its own place to live within the perimeter of the facility. There should be a common place to play, study, interact with other kids,

Migration is one problem that both senior citizens and children find it difficult to cope with. They feel uncomfortable to shift from their comfort zone to a new place. Children, many of who come to orphanage are victims of severe neglect or abuse and have behavioral and psychological problems Bad influence of elder kids on younger ones

A positive aspect of this special home is that it is closely connected with an orphanage called Aastha children home. Ayudham Society located near village Rewla, New Delhi has completed Fifteen years, starting from the years1993 Two years ago, Ayudham, built a free residence for poor kids on the premises of the then 15-year-old paid old age home. There are total 19 rooms for residents Ayudham is growing. A new wing will open in May and this time a batch of girls aged five-eight will move in

Provide high quality health care, at Ayudham O.P.D.s A Physiotherapy Centre Hosts Training for various nursing Students Ayudham Society also organizes one week summer Comp for children Several activities are organized throughout like computer education, music and even Dance, Cricket Matches, Indoor sport events, Cultural Events and Complementary outings once a month


Proposed for detailed Case Study

A project of Navoday Association Presently the ground floor is built on an area of 9000 Sq.ft. with funds donated by ITC Ladies Social Welfare Society Provision for expansion of three more floors with facility of elevator. The Ground floor has eight rooms. Twin sharing rooms Special and a few personalized services are provided Pay and Stay Type Rs. 5,50,000/- only, in twin sharing occupancy for Couples, Sisters, Brothers. Rs. 3,00,000/-single person occupying a full room

HOH is a Non-Governmental Organization. It has been rendering serves for orphans for the last 17 years. Since HOHs main concern is to educate the children, all the essential requirements are met. That is, all school stationery materials, library service with a librarian, and neat study rooms. Besides, tutorial class are provided There are social workers whose main task is to follow up their day to day activities and support them


Acacia Care Home accommodates elderly residents and Orphans with twenty single rooms and two shared room. There are gardens front and back. There is wheelchair access throughout the building and gardens. There is a stair lift. Residents may bring their own furniture if they wish Pay and stay type