Old Aged Right

Old Aged Right

Mandra Lions Club (MLC) is working for years for the social positioning and family level positioning of the old aged. MLC knows about the generation gap but it can not be supported that the new generation will drive the elders out from home or ostracize them with in the family. Here MLC primarily provides some kind support like food, clothes etc. which at all times are not used by the elders only. They share with their family. But the health care facilities, mental support, common recreation, sharing of traditional skills surely goes to them only.

MLC also things about their empowerment so that they may take the benefits under government schemes and programmes meant for them. For this purpose MLC has facilitated older persons group formation which have increased their bargaining power at family level against ill behave and with administration also to protest against deprivation. MLC also organizes different rally, deputation etc. for their rights.

MLC is thinking of setting up a institutional care center for the old aged who have nobody to care. At present MLC supports more than 200 older persons through group approach.