Agewell Foundation aims to bring dignity and comfort to the elderly destitute and tackle issues faced like interpersonal relationships, lack of institutional care, health concerns, indifference of youth and financial security. It endeavors to bring about a change in society's perceptions of elderly and create an infrastructure to empower them.
They distribute healthcare equipment, food packets and also warm clothes during winter. They run an Employment exchange, Research and Advocacy Center and a Family membership scheme through which they support the elderly who live alone.
The Foundation reaches out to around 25,000 elderly on a daily basis with the help of its Helpline, trained counsellors, and volunteers. They have set up a two-tier network of over 7,500 primary and 80,000 secondary volunteers spread over 640 districts in India.
So far, over 5 million elderly have been helped and 35,000 assisted with jobs. Outreach in FY16 - Helpline: 22,549 persons; Share the warmth: 1.75 lakh woolens distributed; Health Equipment distributed: 1,770 walkers, 825 wheelchairs and 600 walking sticks.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2016
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