Restoring Dignity to the Elderly

Ms. Vellayammal

Senior citizens who are poor and live alone or with dependent children find themselves vulnerable, powerless and are often neglected by their own family and grown up children. These senior citizens are too old or physically weak and thus unable to find work. They are forced to beg, and are often homeless.

Moved by the plight of these destitute single men and women, Tripura Foundation spearheaded a program of sponsoring elderly ones on an urgent basis. Our HoPE for the Elderly volunteers and staff members conducted surveys and identified destitute men/women over 60 years of age.

Of note, elderly women are often widows or have been abandoned by their husbands. They do not have money for food, medical care and other basic necessities. HoPE for the Elderly has been supporting such elderly men and women by providing food rations and other necessities every month at their door step.

Under this program, Ms. Vellayammal of Kumbakonam region was identified as a neglected senior citizen.  Each month, HoPE staff and volunteers drop off a ration kit to her, consisting of rice, toor dal, sunflower oil, chili powder, pepper, cumin seeds, mustard, pickle bottle, bath soap, washing soap, shampoo, tooth powder, coconut oil, cough syrup, and pain relieving gel.

With this support, Ms. Vellayammal now has food three times a day.  It makes her happy that she is able to live with dignity, and with a feeling of pride.  Ms. Vellayammal thanks the HoPE for the Elderly donors and expresses her sincere gratitude toward such kind assistance.

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