The old serve the young

In a role reversal, a few seniors in Besant Nagar are caring for youngsters. L. KANTHIMATHI on their initiatives in The Hindu.

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We tend to picture senior citizens as helpless and leaning heavily on others. And therefore, we are surprised when we see them serve people considerably younger than themselves.

And I should admit I was more than surprised to discover such a group of seniors in Besant Nagar.

Senior Citizens Group of Besant Nagar, founded in 2012, collects and distributes books to college students. Chandrasekhar, honorary president of the forum, says, “We sent a press release about our initiative to neighbourhood tabloids and made a few calls — that’s all it took to get started. Many came forward to donate their books. Many students from families with low incomes came to receive these free books.”

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Women’s Day gesture by Adyarite

Mrs. Lalitha Seetharam  a Senior Citizen of Besant Nagar Adyar  donated a new fully adjustable commode chair to Vishranthi an old age home in Pallavakam.  Old is Gold Store – a Store for Senior Citizens also from Adyar the supplier of the equipment facilitated  the process.

Seen in the picture is Ms. Ganapathi Stores in charge  of Vishranthi home for the aged destitute women Pallavakam recieving the Senior toilet aid from Jayashree of  “Old is Gold Store” giving it on behalf of Mrs. Lalitha Seetharam. 
Vishranthi Home for Aged Destitute Women is taking care of over 185 Senior Citizens. You can contact Ms. Savithri Vaithy founder & Chairperson of Vishranthi on phone 24490972.