Ageing is a natural process. Every individual has to undergo this
inevitable physical and psychological
change and it is not an
adversity, though advresities are part of life. Till recently the
needs of old parents were looked after by
their children as long as the concept of joint family system
thrived. However, due to changes in modern living, concepts,
aspirations of youngsters, the joint family system collapsed.
Youngsters are yearning for greener pastures at home and abroad .
High cost of living and squeezing living conditions in the cities
resulted in the aged being considered a burden by the younger
generation. Psychological adjustments in both elders and
youngsters are widening due to living styles of past and present.
In this changed
atosphere elders have to be looked fter and kept happy in their
remaining span of life. Parents left out by thir wards in their
ripe old age wish to spend their life with dignity with their
savings or pension they earn. Since he conditions of their
children is becoming minimal due to various reasons, the role of
old age homes becomes relevant. There cannot be any stigma
attached for keeping parents in old age homes and no ego should
exist. The ultimate aim is to provide a safe and acceptable living
style to elders. This can be met with a variety of old age homes
up in many cities and metros.
a juncture when joint family system is slowly fading away and aged
being considered burden by the younger
generation, Sri Vaddepally Narsing Rao of Kukatpally purchased 3
acres of land worth Rs 25 Lakhs at Bowarmpet village in R.R.
district and donated it to the association to construct a home for
the senior citizens. Hence it was named as VNR senior citizens
home. Initially the project was to be completed mainly with
support from the community members in India and abroad but not
much help was received. Sri Vaddepalli Narsing Rao has further
contributed substantial amount and also mobilized major part of
donations for the construction from the community and outside as
You don't have
to be alone:
citizens home is a paid home run on a no-profit, no-loss basis and
established to offer independent living for elder people who want
to live in community with others of the same age and similar
interests. It also provides home like atmosphere for seniors who
wants or needs the security of having care or assistance when they
need it and facilities the residents to stay active, to maintain
relations with family and to remain engaged in community life.
quality accommodation and facilities to elderly people regardless
of age, gender, caste, creed, religion, racial or ethnic
background, disability or other status and value them
independently of their economic consideration.
Citizens Home is located on the outskirts of Hyderabad adjacent to
Bowarampet village. in the midst of social forestry 25 kms from
Secunderabad Railway station. It is an ideal place or senior
citizens to spend later part of life in a serene atmosphere and
enjoy independence without worrying bout safety or maintenance
while benefiting from variety of services. It consists of 5 cluster cottages with 4 independent rooms in each
cluster. One three storied main building with 20 rooms for 40
inmates and another 10 rooms in the ground floor for Office,
Conference hall, rooms for nursing and administrative staff. There
are separate buildings for kitchen, dining, meditation center,
Citizens Home provides excellent facilities such as food, shelter,
health care, companionship, recreation and moral support to senior
citizens mainly from middle class and rich class apart from taking
care of poor senior citizens.
Some of the
24 hour security,
Independent cottages, Independent rooms, twin shared cottages and
rooms, Attached bath rooms, Complete house keeping every day,
Breakfast, Two balanced meals and snacks, Special diet, Tray
service in case of illness, Guest service nd meals, Medical
attendance and medication help, Hair dressing service, Laundry
service, Telephones, Computers, Library, Conference room, Yoga,
Meditation, Escort service to medical appointments etc.
on individual and group basis a demanded by residents include but
not limited to:
Activities - Exercise,
Activities - Games, Puzzles
- Lectures, Festival Celebrations, Birthday and Marriage day
- Cable TV, Movies, Music
All the charges
are based on current (September 2010) expenses in rupees for
double sharing per month per person.
Pictures taken during last Senior Citizens day celebrations