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In Sri Lanka, It Has Become A Crisis To Take Care Of The Elderly In The Family. In The Traditional Family System, Although The Elder Was A Safe Person Then, As A Result Of Various Social Changes, A Problem Has Been Created In Today’s Society Where The Elders Are Neglected.There Are Many Reasons Created By Modern Society As Well As Historical Factors That Contributed To This Unfortunate Situation. In A Way That Is Not Seen In Any Other Country In The World, The Elderly Population Of Our Country Represents A Large Percentage Of The Population And Through This We Have To Ask And See Social Issues That Have Never Been Seen In History.The First Group To Be Rejected And Neglected Is The Elderly, Especially Those Faced With The Challenge Of Supporting A Large Number Of Dependents In A Low-Income Family This Unfortunate Situation Has Spread Throughout The Urban Culture And This Has Become A Serious Problem For The Rural People Who Represent 85%. In This Regard, The Overall Strength Of The Governmental And Non-Governmental Active Organizations Operating In The Country Is Insufficient Today And They Are Facing The Problem Of Providing Facilities That Meet The Needs And Demands.Taking Into Account All These Socio-Economic And Environmental Factors, Started A Center For The Safe Care Of The Elderly And With The Desire To Reduce The Burden Of This Social Issue To Some Extent, We Started Building This Elderly Retreat Home.
This building complex is located at No. 28, DS Kahawata Mawatha, Attidiya, Dehiwala. This land of about 2 1/2 acres was given by the Department of Public Trustee in Sri Lanka on 22 July 1999 to the Sahana Udaya Foundation through a legal agreement.
One room for two persons, one bathroom for 2 such rooms, and a common place for 8 such rooms have been provided in the design of the elderly residential building.One floor accommodates 16 adults and the 2-story building accommodates 32 adults.
Apart from this, facilities have also been provided for the administration building, almshouse building, and kitchen and staff hostels.These building complexes were built by the personal donation of the philanthropist Mr. BandulaWeerawardena, donated for the use of the needy elderly.
# Free provision of facilities for distribute adults without anyone’s intervention.
# Providing residential facilities only for parents between the age of 65-75 years.
# Residential recruitment of adults who have no children from marriage or who have no one to care for out of wedlock.
# Recruiting adults who are able to adapt to normal life without physical or mental conditions.
# Facilitate physical development of residential adults.
# Maintaining optimal nutritional levels.
# Conducting health clinics and arranging to provide audio-visual equipment as needed
# Daily use of indoor sports programme.
# Referral to religious programme.
# Referral to self-restraint exercises and meditation programme.
# Participation in spiritual pilgrimages and pleasure trips
Company Name & Address : Sahana Udaya Elder’s Retreat Home.
No: 28, D.S.Kahawita Mawatha, Atthidiya, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka.
Registration No :NCA/0026/2003/WP – WP/SSD/C/EH/2010/10 (7) Clause (a). :The Elderly Retreat Home has been made a Government recognized charity under 31 of the Inland Revenue Act No. 38 of 2000.