Haldi Kumkum Ceremony at Ramtekdi, SRCF

Haldi kumkum ceremony was organized by SRCF women at SRCF’s Anandchaya center, Ramtekdi on 18th Jan 2018. It was a social gathering for women staying in the Ramtekdi slum area. The beneficiaries were all from economically weaker sections and senior citizens. Total 70 elders visited the center. The SRCF women exchanged haldi (turmeric) and kumkum (vermilion powder) and distributed Tb Neurobion forte 1 strip to all the elders.
The ceremony was a get-together and the main motive being to educate people with basic awareness about health and gifting medicine.

SRCF is a registered not for profit organization and to contribute please contact us on +91 9595157011 or email at hello@src.foundation

“Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” – Musical Night at Akanksha Old Age Home, SRCF Baner

Mr Niranjan Gulvady, an retired IIT engineer and accomplished Harmonica player, spent an evening with our residents and team and brightened all our spirits.

He played old melodies, Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu; Chandani Raatein and so many other memorable melodies and transported all our residents to their youth. A night of music and nostalgia was nourished by a lovely spread of snacks, drinks and cake which everyone loved.

Some of the residents danced to the songs and some even got the opportunity to do a ball room dance on these evergreen songs – a welcome change for all!

Later in the evening, Sanctus’s young team took over and danced away to Zingat from the Marathi movie Sairat which capped the enjoyable evening.

Calling out to Musicians:

SRCF encourages young or old musicians, whether professional or amateurs to sing, play an instrument or dance at its Old Age Home in Baner.

In case you are interested to perform, and practice while doing good, give us a shout. Please call +91 9595157011 or email us at hello@ src.foundation

 

Christmas celebration at Old Age Home

Christmas season is here!

            Mr. Santha Kumar Deaver, a music teacher from ‘Good Samaritan School’ organized Christmas carols for senior citizens at SRCF’s old age home on 20th December 2017.

A group of 50 students visited old age home to celebrate the joy and peace of Christmas and sang melodious songs for them. The elders were very happy, overjoyed and cheered for the students and some even danced and sang with them. Christmas spirit was evident and showed within all the elders and youngsters alike.

Cakes and sweets were distributed to everyone. It was overwhelming to see elders face lit up with joy during these moments of Christmas Celebrations. Just like Santa’s gifts for children on Christmas Eve, this was a priceless gift from these students to our elders at Home.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

The entire team at Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF) celebrated Ganesh festival with a lot of joy & devotion. Our entire team, patients, and residents offered daily prayers to Lord Ganesha.  Devotional songs were sung to seek His blessings and show gratitude. After Puja, it was nice to have lunch together with everyone. The bond each one shared with others was evident and strong, this despite coming from different family backgrounds, different religions & cultures.

Ganesh festival celebrations are incomplete without a Dhol Tasha performance & one of our team members, herself a member of such a Dhol Tasha troupe, organized for them to give a performance at our center. The rhythm and energy of these drums brought a lot of enthusiasm among the elders.  We hope that our joy continues to reverberate throughout the coming year till we welcome our dearest Ganpati again!!

To conduct entertainment or engagement events at our center, please call +91 9595157011 or email at hello@src.foundation

 

 

 

Pre School Students Visit to Akanksha Home

“The Joy you give to others is the Joy that comes back to you”

Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF) welcomed young children from Educon International school at Akanksha Old Age Home and Assisted Living Center on 6th September 2017.

Nearly 25 students were accompanied by teachers and Principal Mrs. Vinita Khaladkar. The students presented group, solo songs, and dance performances. It was a morning of fun-filled moments with residents participating and encouraging everyone. Students also distributed handmade greeting cards to all residents and also visited other elders who were unable to move out of their rooms.  The elders in return gave sweets to each student and blessed them.The theme of the day being “JOY of GIVING” was apt and these gestures were heart-warming.

In case you wish to organize a preschool visit to our center so that children can spend quality time with elders, please call us on +91 9595157011 and email at hello@src.foundation

 

Thank you Donor!

“We make a LIVING by what we get. We make a LIFE by what we give”

With contributions from various donors, the SRCF team was able to provide sarees to 50 women from Ramtekdi slum in Pune. The beneficiaries were from the economically weaker sections and were all senior citizens with health issues.  The distribution event was held at Anandchaya Centre in the month of July 2017.

The elders were overwhelmed on receiving the gift and to see their joy it made our effort all the more worthwhile. Some of them mentioned that they have all but one set of clothes and were happy to have received anything with love and respect.

Thank you for supporting this noble cause. Your donations make a big difference in the lives of the elders who are struggling to meet their daily needs.

SRCF is a registered not for profit organization with 12 A and 80 G registration. Donations made to SRCF enjoy a 50% exemption for personal income tax.

To contribute please call us on +91 9595157011 or email at hello@src.foundation

See the ABLE, not the Label

Dutch inspirational speaker, Alexander Den Heijer, has aptly pointed out that “When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower”. Endeavouring to sensitise our communities to children with special needs, SRCF organised a colouring event – Rang Kala, on Sunday 23/04/2017, for children with special needs at our Physiotherapy and Special Children Rehabilitation Centre, in Jambhulkar Centre.

47 enthusiastic children and their equally spirited parents turned up at the Centre on Sunday morning and filled it with colours, fun, and laughter. The children showed their versatility in creativity through their colouring, dancing, and musical skills. One of the participants even demonstrated different yoga poses beneficial to children and adults alike. All the children were awarded a certificate of excellence for their unparalleled talent.

SRCF would like to thank all our participants and their parents for allowing us to glimpse and experience their loving, vibrant and warm spirit.

To organise similar events in your community email us on hello@src.foundation or call us on +91 8380087035 / +91 8380087042.