A Handbook for Silvers meant especially for seniors has recently been published as the latest UDHAVI initiative. Written by Sabita Radhakrishna, Chairperson Founder of UDHAVI, the book is based on her own life experiences with elders having worked with them through her adult life.
The book is a compilation of valuable tips for the seniors, especially those living by themselves. It covers various topics from combating loneliness, safety tips, family bonding, emergency measures down to travelling safely and other related topics. It serves as a handy referral to be kept on the bedside table.
The cover and illustrations have been designed by Tishara Rajagopal. It carries a Foreword by Padma Shree Dr V.S. Natarajan, Founder and Chairman of the Dr. V.S. Natarajan Geriatric Foundation and a note of appreciation from Shri Indira Parthasarathy.
The book is available at notionpress.com, amazon.in and Old is Gold Store and is priced at Rs 150.00. The entire sale proceeds of the book will be donated to UDHAVI for projects.
Old is Gold Store,
53, 1st Main Road, Indira Nagar,
Chennai 600 020
Opp Metro Water Office
Ph : 044-24466244. Mobile: 9677003424 for further details.
UDHAVI has stepped up its online activities to help the elderly with COVID resources. So much information is streamed everywhere and everyone is confused as to which is real and which is fake. It is distressing to scroll through fake messages when someone is in an emergency. UDHAVI is posting verified messages on their Facebook page for various COVID resources such as vaccination details, food and grocery deliveries, and care centres.
Also, if you want to talk to someone about the resources or just want an ear to listen to in these trying times, call our volunteers at 9444253522 or 9445165876.
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We are an organisation, set up to help the elderly. Especially those who live alone without their children. We offer companionship by visiting them, to stave off their loneliness.
We take up small errands for them like helping them take a walk to the beach, to the temple, to concerts or an occasional movie. We accompany them on short shopping sprees. To those who are not tech savvy, we could explain how to use the mobile phone, how to use the computer, to browse the Net, and to use Skype for talking with their children who live abroad. We help the elders visit the bank, learn some of the functions which might be difficult for them to understand. In short we try to make life easier for the elders.
Apart from the Founder Chairperson, we have a core group for designing activities and resolving issues, and a band of committed volunteers rangingfrom the age of 18 to 83! Groups of volunteers are personally trained by us for assisting elders the UDHAVI way.
We have a data base on information regarding nursing services, doctors on call.
What we don’t do is visit elders who are bedridden at home, or with infectious diseases, or those with Alziemher’s . Nor do we offer legal help, but point these needs to other agencies who do have the facilities of dealing with such cases.
To help the elders live a life of peace, enjoy moments, and create active interaction.
We don't believe in numbers but in addressing the needs of Seniors who reach out to us. We have beneficiaries from 70 - 88 years of age.
We network with other voluntary agencies like Dignity Foundation which has a legal cell and facilities for caring for patients suffering from Alzeimher’s etc. We give them Dignity Foundation’s Helpline.
Let us know if you can sponsor any special programme of Udhavi.
According to a 2013 report by the United Nations Population Fund India has 100 million elders at present.
We bring joy into seniors' lives by interacting with them.