When it comes to health, there is no ‘them’ only ‘US’

As an organization, we strongly believe that all individuals, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or economic status, should have access to the best possible medical care. In keeping with this belief, we established ‘Anand Chhaya’ – a medical facility in Ramtekdi, Pune which is one of the largest slums in Pune.

Over the past two months, we have supported the residents by extending Medical and Physiotherapy services at our Facility as well as at their homes.

We constantly endeavour to reach out to the largest number of people not only for treatment purposes but also for spreading awareness about different health conditions.

In January of this year, we conducted a health camp to create awareness about the importance of physio-therapeutic interventions and exercises in managing chronic orthopaedic ailments such as Arthritis, Frozen shoulder, etc.

In February, we held a medical camp to address problems related to Diabetes and Hypertension. The team focussed on creating awareness about the common yet life impacting medical conditions, their early identification and effective management to avoid further complications. The camp was attended by 83 residents of the community, showing their active participation in improving their community’s health on the whole.

On International Woman’s Day, next week, our team is working towards assessing overall health of women in the community with a focus on Diabetes, Anaemia and Breast Cancer.

If you would like SRCF to conduct health camps in your community of choice, please feel free to contact us.

​Email us on hello@src.foundation or call us on +91 8380087045.

Not all treasure is Silver and Gold

According to a Chinese proverb, ‘If a family has an old person in it, it possesses a jewel’. However, most families are unable to look after their elders. Hectic work schedules, relocation, looking after their own families are some of the reasons why children are unable to provide their seniors with the kind of support and time that the latter requires. For some seniors, many days pass before they interact with anyone. Thus, SRCF envisioned a Community driven Senior Citizen Care Program with an underlying belief that the communities must support their seniors.

SRCF has tied up with Salunke Vihar Society and has started a Senior Citizen Care Program for its residents. Already in its first phase, SRCF has identified seniors who will benefit the most from this program and will provide monthly medical check-ups (including vital monitoring, systemic examination), besides assessing safety standards, providing health education, setting up an emergency plan, and advise accordingly. Regular monitoring can help prevent future emergencies and reduce worsening of existing medical conditions.

To know more about the Senior Citizen Care Program or to introduce it in your housing society, Email us: on hello@src.foundation or call us on +91 9579357008.

Senior Citizens: Silent spectators vs. Active participants

Doing things for others always brings us pleasure. But it is even more gratifying when our efforts are recognized and people approach us to organize events for them. After attending last month’s Drum Circle event, which received a great response from the participants, a member of the Senior Citizen Association of Salisbury Park, approached Team SRCF to conduct a similar event for their members. Doctors from the Pune Adventist Hospital also attended the event and were active participants of this spirited group.

Like last month’s Drum Circle all seniors, barring one, had no experience with Drums. However that did not stop them from being eager and active participants. Our partner for Drum Circle events, Taal Inc., conducted another wonderful session. The participants were attentive and charged, and didn’t miss a beat making us at SRCF wonder why the usual events for seniors were limited to meditation, yoga and lectures.

To know more: Email us on hello@src.foundation or call us on +91 9579357008