Shiksha Foundation believes in creating awareness among Senior Citizens in a number of matters. Like our Government offers various kinds of benefits and subsidies for the economically backward Senior Citizens. We work to teach them about their rights, along with teaching them to read, write and also to understand their rights. We have taught them to sign and get Government benefit for themselves by which they can live their livelihood.
Senior Citizen Subsidy
Also, we have taught them to not to tolerate the in-house abuse by their family members. For many senior citizens, the problems of life begin at home. Elder abuse can be in the form of Physical Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Economic Abuse, and Neglect & Isolation. The biggest challenge with elder abuse is usually hidden, like a sense of fear that they may be abused more if they speak up can lead to more abuse. Hence Empowering Senior Citizens is the most effective tool in the response to elder abuse.
Our objective is to help Senior Citizens to get their rights and legal benefits from the Government truly and thus they can spend their old age life very spontaneously.
Shiksha Foundation has conducted following seminars for Senior Citizens:
Loneliness & How to cope with it?
Negotiation in disputes within the family and outside.
Elder Abuse and ways to resolve them.
Writing of will and making it a Legally Valid Document.
Elders’ inability to move around in a city in search of treatment and Doctors.
Total feeling of insecurity, doubt, fear and helplessness and not having anyone else to depend on information on old age
homes, medical devices, etc.
Objective: Our objective is to help Senior Citizens to get their rights and legal benefits from the Government truly and thus they can spend their old age life very spontaneously.
Achievement: We have taught 367 senior citizens to make their own signature and get the pension from the government as a subsidy, and other health benefits, we have also taught them to make a will for themselves and their near and dear ones.