There are thousands of destitute & disadvantaged elders who do not even have access to two square meals and the means to meet their basic needs. One of the oldest programs of HelpAge India is Support a Gran, formerly known as the ‘Adopt a Gran’ program which aims at filling this gap. Monthly ration of wheat, rice, pulses, cooking oil and basic spices are provided along with daily use items such as detergent, soap, clothing and some pocket money, to needy elders living in old age homes. The ration not only provides these elders much needed sustenance, but also provides them with a sense of security, so they can live with dignity.
We aim to improve the quality of life of needy elders, by providing basic sustenance, so they can lead active and healthy lives, through monthly ration. The ration will not only provide these elders with much needed basic sustenance, but will also help them stay healthy, fit and independent. Started in 1983, this program has gained much recognition and has helped thousands of disadvantaged elders who have no support, no roof and no one to turn to in their time of need, in order to simply survive.
A small contribution can help poor elders living in old age homes, survive with monthly ration of wheat, rice, pulses, cooking oil and basic spices are provided along with other daily use items such as detergent, soap, clothing and some pocket money, so they can live with dignity.
Keeping in mind the vulnerability of elders & our Corona warriors on ground, in the current Covid 19 pandemic situation, HelpAge India is adhering to all the safety and hygiene measures for all its programs on the field, like wearing face masks, regular washing & sanitization of hands, and maintaining social distancing norms at all times, to ensure their safety & protection.