ANGUL, JUNE 15, 2022
JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel and Power (JSP), on Wednesday observed the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2022 in different plant periphery villages and at a few Senior Citizen Homes of Angul district. To mark the day, several awareness sessions were organised to educate the participants regarding the scenario where the elderly people in the family or in society are neglected or abused physically or mentally.
JSPL Foundation is committed for inclusive and sustainable development of the community residing in its periphery. Holistic care of elderly people is also one of the focused approaches of JSPL Foundation to help them lead a healthy and happy life.
On getting continuous support from JSPL Foundation to run the Shree Sainatha Senior Citizen home, Dr. Dilip Samal, Director said, “We are indebted to JSPL Foundation for their kind contribution to both our old age homes situated at Angul and Chhendipada. The JSPL Foundation has been a great support for our senior citizens since its inception.”
Apart from need based support to the Senior Citizen Homes of the locality, JSPL Foundation is also running special project like ‘Swasti’ to improve the health condition of elderly persons by providing a customised health care van to address the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of the people at their doorsteps.
Apart from such unique service for elderly people, JSPL Foundation also runs a telemedicine centre and Swasti centre at Jamunda Jungle of Banarpal Block to address the health issues of nearby villagers where most of the elderly people are visiting regularly to take proper consultation, medicines and physiotherapy from expert doctors and therapists respectively. In case of requirement, the patients are also taking telephonic consultations from specialised doctors and thousands of elderly people are benefited through this Swasti Express and Telemedicine centre.
The primary goal of World Elderly Abuse Day is to develop a better understanding of elderly abuse and neglect by raising awareness about cultural, social, economic and demographic factors that influence such abuse and neglect.
“We in JSPL Foundation focus on continuous improvement of the quality of life of the elderly people, mainly those are abandoned, lost, underprivileged and vulnerable; and consistently contribute to their physical and mental wellbeing,” said JSP’s CSR & Sustainability President & Group Head Prashant Hota.
Apart from supporting several old age homes in Odisha, JSPL Foundation has been supporting old age homes in Chhattisgarh and Delhi.