Helpline & Redressal Services

Agewell Helpline for senior citizens in Delhi

Voluntary Activities

Aadhar – Nationwide Voluntary Action Network

Research Activities

Agewell Centre for Research & Advocacy for Needs & Rights of senior citizens Social Activities

“Share a Smile with Your Elders” – School Contact Program

Agewell Family Membership Scheme

Employment & Job Opportunities

Agewell Employment Exchange for senior citizens

 

Eklavya (Employment Exchange)

  • An Intergenerational Initiative, as a gainful engagement for retired old persons
  • To provide community involvement and to pursue opportunities for complete development of their potential
  • Launched Home Tutors & Easy Accounts schemes as pilot projects in Delhi
  • Initiated at district level through Agewell Consortium of volunteers spread across the country
  • Over 5000 older persons registered so far

Sahyog (Trauma Centre for older persons)

  • Delhi’s first Psychological Trauma Centre for older persons
  • Equipped with qualified psychiatrist, doctors and trained counsellors
  • Tie-up with renowned hospitals and medical research institutes

“Spread the Warmth” Campaign

  • A special winter campaign of Agewell Foundation
  • To protect destitute older persons from bone-chilling cold during winters
  • During 2010-11 over 1 lac. pieces of woolens collected and distributed amongst over 30000 older persons
  • During 2011-2012) over 3 lac pieces of woolens collected and distributed them amongst 100000 destitute & older persons
  • During 2012-2013) 3 lac+ pieces of woolens, etc. collected and distributed them amongst 200000 destitute & older persons
  • Share the Warmth Campaign 2013-2014 – Under progress. Targetted to collect 3 lac+ pieces of woolens, etc. and distribution amongst 200000 destitute & older persons across Delhi & NCR

I Am Responsible” Campaign

  • A School Outreach Program in Collaboration with REC
  • To sensitize school children towards needs of old people and energy & water conservation in Delhi-NCR through various mediums viz.
    • Distribution of communication material (Booklet-cum-notebook, Stickers, etc. ) among children
    • Teachers workshops/ training programs
    • Street plays/ songs/ painting competitions / debates
    • Banners/Posters at schools
    • Interactive dedicated website for the campaign
  • Over 50000 school children across Delhi-NCR were contacted during the campaign

Series of symposiums on Needs & Rights of older Persons

  • Agewell Foundation organises Series of Symposiums–cum-interactive sessions on Needs & Rights of Older Persons at India Habitat Centre, Delhi
  • Organised 35 symposiums so far. Main issues of the symposiums include
    • Social, medical, legal, financial & emotional Needs & Rights of older persons
    • Re-Employment Opportunities for older persons
    • Dementia & Respect for the Elderly
    • Impact of Recession on Older Persons
    • Role of Older Persons in Democratic Process
    • Older Persons as Custodians of Heritage, Culture & Tradition
    • Status of Older Persons in Minority Communities
    • Interpersonal Relations in Old Age
    • Curse of Elder Abuse
    • Old Age : A Boon or A Curse
    • Human Rights of Older Persons
    • Perspectives & Status of Older Women
    • Importance of Literature in Old Age

Research activities

  1. Study of Problems being faced by Older Persons across the country
  2. Study of Role of Older persons in Democratic Process
  3. Assessment of Impact of Economic Slowdown on older persons of India
  4. Study of Status of Older Persons in Minority Communities of India
  5. Study of Bedridden & Older Patients of Delhi & NCR
  6. Status of Older Persons in Nuclear Families
  7. Study on Isolation in Old Age
  8. Income & Expenditure Patterns of Older Persons
  9. Wisdom of Old Age
  10. Changing Mindset of Older Persons towards Legal Justice
  11. Human Rights of Older Persons in India
  12. Status & Human Rights of Older Women in India
  13. Impact Assessment of Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in India
  14. Legal Provisions & Practices in India
  15. Comprehensive Study on Status of Older Persons in Delhi & NCR
  16. Sense of Security among Older Persons (in collaboration with NHRC)
  17. Perceptions towards Human Rights of Older Persons

Healthcare Equipment Distribution among Elderly in slums of Delhi & NCR in collaboration with Give India

  • To assist ailing elderly to lead a comfortable life in old age

Holistic Healthcare of Destitute Elderly in collaboration with Irish Aid

  • to provide them required medical/ healthcare/relief material
  • To ensure their health wellbeing and
  • To create awareness about healthy and active old age

Voluntary Network for Old Age Healthcare (Slums of Delhi & NCR)

  • Voluntary Network Teams for Old Age Healthcare to create healthcare awareness in slum areas of Delhi & NCR
  • Empower older persons to get proper low-cost or free of cost treatment, medicines, medical accessories for their diseases

Health Care Training of Older Persons (Production and distribution of Health Care Training Manual in 7 major languages) In collaboration with Ford Foundation

  • For Bedridden patients, Older Patients, their family members and Caregivers
  • Inbound Help Line Services
    • Situation call supports
      • Emergency call support
      • Trauma call support
      • Abuse call support
    • Counseling services
      • Social issues, Family relationship issues
      • Residential issues
    • Query & response handling along with information dissemination
      • Senior citizens’ rights information
      • Old age homes information
      • Pension schemes and related information
      • Local area doctors, hospitals & nursing homes information
      • Local area lawyers’ information
      • Agewell’s help and support in the local area

     

  • Outbound Helpline Services
    • Targeted phone campaigns in selective areas
      • Senior citizen camps / programs
      • Add new members to community
      • Proactive information dissemination
      • Database ratification
      • Member profiling & market research
    • Para-medic services
      • Periodic medicinal update to patients
      • Information on specialized clinical equipment, apparatus and medicines required by senior citizens
    • Para-legal services
    • Financial services
    • Insurance services

Researches:

  • Nationwide study of needs & rights of senior citizens from their own perspective
  • Issues of concern for welfare of senior citizens
  • Evolution and implement of new methodologies for improving living conditions of senior citizens

Analysis:

  • Gap analysis between intergenerational & Indian senior citizens’ condition and status
  • Data consolidations & analysis of issues faced by senior citizens since the year 1999
  • Patient Care
    • Old age and disability – an outreach initiative
    • Health check up camps for older persons – blood pressure, diabetes, eyes, etc.
    • Distribution of old age relief material like hearing aids, specs, walker, wheel chairs, general medicines, etc.
    • Training for Care-givers and family members of older persons
    • Awareness creation among older persons and their family members about causes of HIV/AIDS to avoid AIDS in old age,
    • Healthcare Accessories/Equipments to Destitute & Old in Slums
  • Training Programs
    • Senior citizens as social communicators
    • Care Givers
    • Old age management
    • Empowerment & Skill Development in Old Age
  • Research
    • Senior citizens in prison and asylums
    • Linkage between adolescents and senior citizens
    • Needs & Rights of Older Persons
  • Interaction centers for senior citizens
    • Activity Centres for Older Persons

Helpline & Redressal Services

  • Agewell Helpline for senior citizens in Delhi

Voluntary Activities

  • Aadhar – Nationwide Voluntary Action Network

Research Activities

  • Agewell Centre for Research & Advocacy for Needs & Rights of senior citizens

Social Activities

  • “Share a Smile with Your Elders” – School Contact Program

  • Agewell Family Membership Scheme

Employment & Job Opportunities

  • Agewell Employment Exchange for senior citizens