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Elderly Care Home Visits
Sunday 16 October 2016

Volunteers from the Mandir joined BAPS Charities on a series of visits to local residential care homes over September and October 2016. They visited Meera Nursing Home, Sancroft Hall Care Home, Shivam Nursing Home and Birchwood Care Grange Home, with residents from Birchwood Grange reciprocating with a visit to the Mandir.

As a part of the Mandir’s on-going commitment to support the health and welfare of the elderly within our community, the visits included a tailored programme to engage with the residents, where volunteers also delivered a musical performance. Residents spoke with volunteers at length on various subjects and shared enlightening life experiences.

The initiative was one of various activities organised by BAPS Charities in support of International Sewa Day, an annual event where “thousands of good-hearted people across the world come together to perform sewa and experience the joy of giving in its truest sense.”

Bhavna Parmar, one of the lead volunteers for the project, explained, “The ethos of caring for and respecting seniors within our community, and to appreciate the valuable role of the elderly, is an important objective of the Mandir. The experience has been heart-warming for all of us, particularly through the positive energy we have seen from the residents.”

To learn more about International Sewa Day, please click here.

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