Friday, February 23, 2018

About Samarth Community

Lack of adequate care for senior citizens is a real issue in India cuttings across economic and social strata. There is a very high need to systematically help the elderly enjoy a quality, independent life in Indian cities while continuing to live in their homes and surroundings that they cherish. India has more senior citizens than the population of Australia, and nearly 15,000 senior citizens are joining the population every day. Yet, there is very little organized effort and attention towards meeting their needs and expectations.
Samarth (meaning “capable” in Hindi) is a National initiative launched by a group of professionals with the singular mission of bringing peace of mind and happiness to senior citizens in India.

About Samarth Community

Samarth Community is India’s leading not-for-profit organisation of senior citizens, with over twenty thousand members across more than sixty cities. It helps them interact and engage with each other, receive information and expert advice on topics of health, wellness, home care, money-matters etc., find post-retirement jobs and voluntary opportunities, receive training and awareness on relevant areas like computers, internet and digital transactions, personal finance and health, and participate in events and engagement opportunities for elderly. Samarth also offers professionally managed services for elderly which bring family-quality care to them at home through a network of Samarth’s own care-managers and selected service partners.
Samarth was co-founded by Asheesh Gupta, a former Management consultant with McKinsey  & Company who served world’s leading organisations in nearly 20 countries, co-founded 9.9 Media, was Pro Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal University and is a graduate of IIT Kanpur & IIM Calcutta; Anuradha Das Mathur, an economist from University of Cambridge UK, former head of Businessworld magazine, co-founder of 9.9 Media, founding Dean of Vedica Scholars’ Program and a Yale world Fellow; Gaurav Agarwal, former banker at Citi and Stanchart for nearly 20 years and a graduate of MIT Manipal and FMS Delhi.
The Founders are joined by an illustrious Advisory Board which includes Mrs. Asha Das, Retd. Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development; Mr. Probir Sen, Vice Chairman, Helpage India and Ex-Chairman, Air India; Mr. Maxwell Parreira, Retd Jt. Commissioner of Police, Delhi; Mr. Rajendra Prasad, Former President and CFO, SRF Ltd.; Mr. Anupam Bhasin, Educationist and Consultant, Former Director, Hero Group; Mr. Vivek Atrey, Ex. Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula District; Mr. R.M. Agarwal, Retd. General Manager, Indian Railways; Mr. Manu Raman, Former COO of Mu Sigma and Co-founder of Goodhands, an eldercare pioneer in Bangalore and Mr. Sriram Narasimhan, former senior executive at the TVS Group and Founding Trustee of the Samriddhi Foundation in Chennai

The team’s approach in serving elderly is captured in its mission “to act like the son/daughter you wish you had at home”.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Oximeter

An oxygen saturation meter, or pulse oximeter, is great way to keep a check on your blood oxygen level. Pulse oximeters are easy to use, non-invasive and portable. 

Samarth team has researched various options and recommends the following for senior citizens as it measures pulse rate quickly and accurately and determines blood oxygen saturation levels.


Friday, February 2, 2018

Chittoor district collector and csr

Happy to note that Govt support to poor can be even up to 65K for motorised wheelchair. This is great. I know that in the case of cataract operation for poor people is still done free but using old method of making surgical incision involving bandage pain for a few days, not sophisticated implanted lens.

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Support villages with Corporate Social Responsibility funds, Collector urges industrialists


THE HANS INDIA |   Feb 03,2018 , 01:29 AM IST

Chittoor: As part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), District Collector PS Pradyumna made an appeal to industrialists to extend support to villages for improving basic amenities. He stated that there are 6,500 small, medium and large-scale industries in the district. The Collector participated in a programme where Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Southern Region Pipelines) in association with the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) have distributed assistive devices for the physically-disabled here on Friday. On the occasion, the Collector expressed his happiness for the initiative taken by IOCL and ALIMCO for distributing 1,027 assistive devices for 268 disabled persons by spending Rs 20 lakh. Addressing the gathering, the Collector said the state government has introduced welfare schemes for the benefit of the disabled and senior citizens.  He gave a call to the industrialists to donate TV sets to the Anganwadi centres and government schools for improving skills of the students. ZP Chairperson Girvani Chandra Prakash, who presiding over the meeting, has expressed happiness over the initiative taken by the Collector for the welfare of the disabled. Later, the ZP chief has distributed assistive devices to the disabled. K Kanchana of Yadamari mandal said that she was feeling happy for getting Rs 65,000 worth motorised wheel chair at free of cost along with Rs 1,500 monthly pension under NTR Bharosa Scheme. Similarly, S Munirajulu of the same mandal got motorised tri-cycle worth Rs 37,000 along with Rs 1,500 pension and N Naresh of Chittoor got a wheel chair and pension. They along with other beneficiaries expressed thanks to the district administration for their initiative in providing the assistive devices for them. Chittoor MLA D A Satyaprabha, Chittoor Mayor K Hemalatha, Deputy Mayor Subramanyam, IOCL General Manager S Sunder, ALIMCO representative Anupam and others were present. 
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Dr P Vyasamoorthy
040-27846631 / 09490804278

Thanks to HelpAge Trainees who came to my house, I learnt how to share my location details via WhatsApp


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Friday, December 15, 2017

New Online shop for Assistive Devices

Seniority.in is a new online shop or assistive devices.



http://seniority.in

Be cautious. A simple Shaving brush costs Rs 800/-

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Grabber Cane from Grommet



Here is a cane that helps you pick up small objects like hand kerchief, spectacles, key bunch etc without having to bend 

Read all about it here: https://www.thegrommet.com/snapper-cane-2-in-1-grabber-cane




Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Assistive devices shop for elderly - online


Another online store for senior citizens. products under categories -- home aids, mobility aids, lifestyle , medical and nutrition are sold.



Dr P Vyasamoorthy
040-27846631 / 09490804278

Without repercussions, the wife was successful in weaning her husband away from sex.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana launched for the Senior Citizens of India

The government of India has launched a welfare scheme under the name of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana of which physical aid and devices will be provided to senior citizens of the nation, who come from the poor and backwards parts of the country. The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to benefit every senior citizen who needs some kind of medical life support for their day to day living. The government has also selected a list of cities where the RVY scheme would be implemented. Under the RVY scheme, the central government has also picked two major cities of Tamil Nadu-Kanya Kumari and Chennai. The Pradhan Mantri Yojana will be funded by the central government entirely and will benefit near about 5 lakh 20 thousand old aged citizens throughout all the states.


Contents
1 Highlights of the scheme
2 Benefits of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen
3 Eligibility for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen
4 Documents required for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen
5 Application Procedure
6 Contact Details
7 References & Details

Highlights of the scheme

Physical aid will be provided only to the senior citizens of the nation
The scheme only implies to the people who are above 60 years of age
Launched under the Pradhan Mantri Yojana schemes
Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Benefits of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen

Government provides Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to below poverty line (BPL) category
Walking sticks
Elbow crutches
Walkers/Crutches
Tripods/Quad pods
Hearing Aids
Wheelchair
Artificial Dentures
Spectacles
This scheme implemented through government undertaken agency Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)
ALIMCO provides one-year free maintenance of the aids & assisted living devices
Eligibility for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen

Applicant should be minimum 60 years of age
Senior citizens should belong to Below Poverty Line
Senior citizen who is suffering from any of the age-related disability such as low vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotors disability can get benefits of Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices under Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen
Documents required for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen

Aadhaar card
Medical certificate for disability
Below poverty line( BPL) card
Ration card
Address proof
passport size photos
Application Procedure

Beneficiaries in each district will be identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/
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District Collector
The Committee can utilise the data of BPL beneficiaries receiving Old Age Pension under the NSAP or any other Scheme of the State/UTs for identification of senior citizens belonging to BPL category
Applicant should contact Social Welfare Department in concerned states in India
Applicant also contact Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)

Contact Details

Social Welfare Department
Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India- Toll-Free No. 1800-180-5129
https://sarkariniti.com/rashtriya-vayoshri-yojana-launched-for-the-senior-citizens-of-india/