Uplifting the quality of the lives of the elderly people Program
Title of the program:
Uplifting the quality of the lives of the elderly peoplesâ€™ Program.
\r\nGoal of the Program:
To ensure dignified, functional, healthy and secured social life for elderly people or senior citizen.
\r\nâ€¢ Conduct social survey in the selected area to identify elderly people & establish a database for them.
\r\nâ€¢ Organize the elderly citizens in groups/committees in ward and form a union committee or platform for the elderly people.
\r\nâ€¢ To encourage, ensure access and empower of elderly people to actively participate in educational, recreational, social, cultural activities, income generating activities and voluntary works.
\r\nâ€¢ To help elderly people who come out from family and victimized for social discrimination, negligence and seclusion.
\r\nâ€¢ To assist elderly people to avail supports/benefits from social safety net/services, socio-economic benefits/services and income generating activities.
\r\n \r\nTechnical and financial support: Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF).
\r\nWorking Area: Borkol union of Chandanish Upazilla and Uttar Madarsha, Garduara, Chipatali, Mirzapur union of Hathazari Upazilla.
\r\nTotal Population: 1, 36,797 (Male-73,792, Female-63,005).
\r\nTotal Senior Citizen: 5,702 (Male-2845, Female-2857).
\r\nCategory wise Senior citizen: Helpless-1356, Risky-1337 and Capable-3009.
\r\nTargeted Beneficiary: Permanent residents of the working area who are at least 60 years of age or more.
\r\n\r\nThe following activities are being implemented under the programme.
\r\nâ€¢ Providing old age allowances and assistive materials (Walking sticks, Commode Chairs, Blankets, Warm cloths, Wheel chairs, Umbrellas.
\r\nâ€¢ Recognizing the contribution for the society made by the elderly persons.
\r\nâ€¢ Awarding children for looking after their parents.
\r\nâ€¢ Rehabilitation of poor and distressed elderly people in community.