the grace of God Almighty and with the blessings of
our Lord Jesus Christ, the Trust is carrying forward
its objectives of taking care of the aged destitute
and pioneering with a mission hospital for specialized
care as the under privilaged as its primary focus.
problems of the aged the world over, particularly
in developing and under developed countries are assuming
changes in alarming proportions. Despite efforts made
by the Government and Non-government organizations
to allieviate the sufferings of the aged, a large
number of them, especially the destitute ones are
still left in the lurch to fend for themselves.
to a study, the current global population of old people
is above 580 million, of whom 355 million (60%) live
in the developing countries. The world is expected
to have one billion old people by 2020.
countries can afford to look after their old reasonably
well. The Government and society make various arrangements
for the aged. They have special clubs, games, shows,
theatre and cinema.
to this, what countries like India can do for their
aged is limited. The lacuna has to be made up by the
joint family system, which unfortunately is breaking
Globalization and economic crunch are resulting in
nuclear families. A recent study, quoted at a seminar
organized by 'Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied
services' in New delhi pointed out that 40% of the
elderlyin the capital city have no care given. Our
city, Chennai is not too different from this.
this scenerio, we are making a modest effort to share
the burdens of the aged destitute irrespective of
caste, creed or religion.
We call for your attention
towards this noble cause. Involve
with Shanthi Bhavan in all possible ways. Setforth
a priority in your personal and social life too that
will reduce the ailments of the elderly around you.