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.