worship the humanity
Sarathy has been visiting Elders Homes in and around Chennai from his school days. He used to spend his time with each and every Resident of the Home he visits and take care about cleaning, feeding making their time with lighter by chatting and comforting with cheerful words. This home was his brain-child, had been thinking for a long a while to give a kick start.
Sarathy struggled very much to start this Home in 2009 Feb. First of all his family did not support his idea, pointing out that he was newly employed in BPO sector - where he could hardly get time to do such services. Second thing was no one of the houseowners come forward to give their space for Elders' Home. Finally he got a place at Pallavaram area but somehow he could not start it at there.
With many of his friends' support he started this mission at MGR Nagar, Velachery. During first few months he met so many problems to manage the care takers/ procuring provisions/ rent, food like expenses and sharing his time with elders (even though 4 residents at that time). Within few months he needed more space but many people hesitated renting out their space for elders' Home. At this time Mr.Suriyakumar completed his PhD and joined hands with Sarathy. The service mission expanded to other platforms too.
Even after shifting the Home for a higher rental charges at Velachery Check-post (7 beds). We had many struggles with the house owner. We could not tolerate the self-centric land-lady more than 6 months (June-Dec'09).
On 17, Jan'10 we again shifted to the present building hired by Surya and partners hired for executing some businesses. The same Now to the same cost of rent the space became double and can be accomodated 15 elders in our Home. Good aeration, light and comfortable environment was enjoyed by the elders. Here the building owner is very kind and genuine. From ourside the Home is maintained very well, hygenic and the space is treated as our own and we care for all the building maintenances. Sarathy's Home was provided with 3 time food to all elders' by Surya and team from the Mess business (till November, 2010 - until the business closed).
On 14th Feb, 2010 the Home celebrated Annual Day by organising a Free Medical Camp (General, Dental and Eye check-ups) along with Blood donation section.
Sarathy was planning to construct a full facility Home at Perumaleri near Mamallapuram by raising fund. He had 3.5 grounds of his ancestral property there. But his sudden demise ruined all such service related plans.
We still require more space and planning to expand it by constructing simple structures on terrace of this present building and also searching some suitable space for the Home at outskirt of Chennai to accomodate atlease 25-30 elders (appx.2000-2500 sq feet).
The Home is presently run on behalf of, in memory of our beloved Sarathy, by his best friend Surya. All of Sarathy's friends and well-wishers started to support and strengthens Surya's hands to continue this nobel cause - started by a good heart.