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Asma Begum

YARF Member


“Elder orphans or Old Age Orphan” are defined as “Aged, community-dwelling individuals who are socially and/or physically isolated, without an available known family member or designated surrogate or caregiver.” In layman’s terms, elder orphans are those who do not have close friends or family to help them with the challenges that come with age.


Old age orphan run



These days, we are witnessing an enormous increase in orphanages and old age homes in our society. Both emotional and financial support is required to these people to live their life with happiness and peace. There are only a few reliable NGOs that provide assistance to old age orphanages. Financial assistance can help the NGOs to run these organizations with necessary resources and fulfilling the basic necessities of people in the old age orphanages.

When an older adult life alone or at a distance from adult children it can add stress to their decision-making on topics of health care, living expenses, and mobility. Growing older is hard enough even if the family lives nearby, but if a person has no one to count on for help with activities, it can become unhealthy and downright depressing.


Elder people population

India is undergoing a demographic transition! While 8 percent of its population was recorded 60 years and above in 2011 Census, it is expected to increase its share to 12.5 percent and 20 percent by 2026 and 2050 respectively. With this kind of an aging scenario, there is pressure on all aspects of care for the older persons – be it financial, health or shelter. With the onset of the 21st century, the growing security of older persons in India is very visible.

Meanwhile, a 2015-16 AISCCON survey shows that 60 percent of elderly people living with their families face abuse and harassment, 66 percent are either 'very poor' or below the poverty line and 39 percent have been either abandoned or live alone.

Elder people population

Why do they need support?

  •  To select a trustworthy health care proxy
  •  To learn how to set up a care plan far in advance of needing acute care.
  •  To learn how to prevent avoidable hospital admissions
  •  To find services that help with medical, functional, social, and safety needs
  •  To locate social services, adult protective services, and senior agencies
  •  To learn the health strategies that help them avoid negative events
  •  To build a support group

Why are we running for OLD AGE ORPHANS

  •  A roof over their heads is a critical need of the elder who is destitute, sick and abandoned by family and those uprooted by disasters
  •  The aim is to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified and healthier lives.
  •  To work for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons and improve their quality of living

How are we supporting them with these event?

  •  Creating awareness: by spreading that we need to care about health and family other than our work and career
  •  Fund-raising: What ever fund we raise from this event will be used to build a OLD AGE ORPHANAGE or will be donated our cooperative trust
  •  Motivation: To motivate caring nature in the young generation by public media and messages
  •  Medicine or Articles Support: Inspiring Cooperative runners, group runners and individuals to donate any articles that would support the orpans
  •  Relationship with Doctors: Medicine and Hospitality is the major thing for an Old Aged Orphan, we would connect more doctors and facilitators so that they would know about us or the cooperative trust information to help us in the future

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