Sri Om Care Seniors Live Life!

 

The theme, LIVE LIFE, as put out by our Government aims to encourage seniors to actively participate at social events taking place.

Sri Om Care proudly celebrated Seniors Week 2014 with their invaluable seniors, supporters and the community on Sunday 23 March 2014 at Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street, Auburn.

An exposition of seniors’ activities and arts and crafts by seniors was organised to show the valuable contribution seniors make to our community.

Sri Om Care not only cares for the elderly in the community, but also has great respect our seniors. The Seniors Week celebration focuses not just on getting seniors’ together and public speeches, but is about recognizing the achievements, sharing experiences and reminiscing with seniors. And more importantly to encourage active ageing for our seniors and hence focusing the main event on having the seniors participate in the performances.

With the support of Auburn Council together with Auburn Diversity Services Inc (ADSI), Dooleys Catholic Club Lidcombe, Hindu Council of Australia and SEWA Australia, it is our way of saying thank you to seniors and a great opportunity for all the generations to join with older people to celebrate.

Sri Om Care President HH Sri Om Gnana Sakthiyendra Swamiji while lighting the lamp, mentioned his pride in the community coming together for an invaluable cause of helping seniors in the community, however also expressed his concern for the increasing need for such services in a fast paced society which is unable to care for their parents / care takers and their elders. He further spoke about the importance of compassion.  He further reiterated the significance of the seniors in our community and how the youngsters benefit from their golden wisdom.

“Our parents & grandparents are the ones who make us into what we are today. Their contributions in our life will never go unnoticed,” this was reiterated by Hon Ms Barbara Perry (State Member of Parliament, Auburn) and Hon Mr Craig Laundy (Hon. Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member for Reid). These leaders have made sure that Sri Om Care seniors live life in their ageing years to full potential.  The NSW government discovered a pressing need for this thus celebrating “Seniors Week”.

Sri Om Foundation honoured by giving away awards and certificates to those who have been constant supporters, well-wishers, volunteers, staff and those have played a tremendous hand in the growth of Sri Om Care. This included all VIPs present that day and all those who were helping us by volunteering and contributing their precious time and energy.

The reliance on family and friends may also have something to do with the quality and appropriateness of the services. It was noted that the expression of need for services is shaped by the experiences, attitudes and beliefs of people, and therefore can be affected by what is known to be available or the perceived adequacy or accessibility of what is available’.

The main drivers behind the development of our Project are:

  • Increase social participation and physical activities of small and emerging ageing CALD communities in Western Sydney, with an initial focus on Indian Sub-continent communities by providing social, educational and physical centre based activities
  • Provide person centred, culturally relevant and responsive information and centre based programs and activities specific to individual needs of each client and their carers
  • Facilitate access to other aged care services by building strong partnerships and networks in Aged Care and Human Services Sectors and with other service providers.
  • Improve coordination of and strengthen its successful centre based programs in Western Sydney
  • Currently Sri Om has centres operating at Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Chester Hill, Pennant Hills, Seven Hills and Toongabbie, with a view to open at Liverpool shortly.

Sri Om Care plans to expand its aged care services into geographic areas of identified need for Indian Sub-continent and other small, emerging, ageing communities.

Sri Om Foundation also has Day Respite/Therapy Centres at several locations around Sydney assisting and serving close to 350 seniors each month.  For more details, please talk to Shweta on 0405367238 and also visit our web site www.sriomcare.org.au.

In recent times, Sri Om Care has been honoured by Hindu Council at their Diwali function,  GOPIO function “Gyan”, and 3rd Hindu Conference by VHP Australia.

Sri Om Foundation is a Public Benevolent Institution and all donations are Tax Deductible as specified by Australian Tax Office.

Please feel free to contact us on:

  • Mr. Jay Raman (Vice President) – 0410 759 906
  • Mr. Srini Vasudevan (Director, Learning and Development) – 0402 562 157
  • Ms. Vidya Raghavan (Director, Peoples Relations) – 0433 048 099

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