NAB Lions Home for the Ageing Blind, Khandala
Living alone in a society that has an immature understanding of the difficulties that elderly persons encounter every day, can lead to languor combined with depleting health condition.
To fulfill the socio-economic needs of the ageing blind, NAB (India) in 1970 established the Lions Home for the Ageing Blind, on a 7.5 acre plot of land – donated by a member of the Lions Club and well-wishers of NAB (India) Mr. K. R. Sudder – at Khandala on the Mumbai-Pune Highway.
For over four decades, the Home has been a benefactor to several visually challenged elderly persons. It offers them all the basic amenities absolutely on no cost, and a lifestyle conducive to a healthy mind and life. Visually challenged individuals over 55 years of age are admitted and are provided free board and lodging, as well as clothing, toiletries, footwear, recreational facilities and medical care. A qualified doctor attached to the clinic in the Home complex, attends to the medical requirements of the aging residents.
Apart from routine activities like prayer and exercises, residents who are in good health and are interested in keeping themselves occupied, are involved in activities like weaving, knitting, embroidery, tailoring, caning chairs, making decorative candles and incense sticks etc. To foster self-sufficiency, they are given pocket money plus commission on the various items made individually.
Apart from these tangible benefits, the Home endeavors to build confidence and strengthen their spirit for life, through various cultural and recreational activities. Visits to other institutions or places of spiritual interest are periodically arranged. The residents are encouraged to develop interest in leisure activities like music. They also have their own orchestra.
Today, this homely institution continues to bring happiness and enables 70 visually challenged individuals – men and women – in their twilight years – to live a life of dignity and independence.
- Bed sheets
- Pillow Covers
- Napkins and Towels
- Kitchen Napkins and Aprons
- Dusters and Swabs
- Shopping Bags
- Liquid Soap
- Incense Sticks
The Lions Home for the Aging Blind is open to visitors to see how our residents live and work in the two-storey building where all activities depend on caring donors who contribute to the welfare of the elderly and infirm blind.