Crisis: Reportedly, more than 65% of senior citizens in India are dependent on others for their day to day maintenance. Population of the elderly is estimated to grow by 200+ million by 2050 and yet only 3% of NGOs are working towards security of the elderly. Dignity Foundation has been committed to bettering socio-economic conditions of the elderly since 1997.
Programs: 1) Day Care Center for the well-being of senior citizens as well as for people suffering from dementia. 2) Dignity (Telephone) Helpline and Personal Crisis Intervention for any elderly in distress. 3) Chai Masti Centers serve as activity spaces for holistic wellness. 4) Loneliness Mitigation Centers for the underprivileged elderly for social interactions and building a support network. 5) Monthly Ration supplies support. 6) Skill Development for the elderly in an attempt to improve their financial status and give them a second career.
Outcome: 100 senior citizens are impacted everyday through NGO's Day Care Centers; 30 Chai Masti Centers operate across 7 cities reaching out to 1,700 senior citizens on a daily basis and Loneliness Mitigation Centers for the underprivileged elderly across 3 cities for 300 elderly with daily physical and mental stimulation activities conducted by professionals for the elderly.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019
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