Rajesh had left his family due to a family dispute. With no other means of survival, he did odd jobs to get by. However, thirty years later, at 70, Rajesh was finding it difficult to earn his living. It was at this juncture that he met an Elder Spring Response System’s Field Response Officer (FRO). Hearing Rajesh’s story, the FRO suggested that Rajesh move into an old-age home where he could live in peace and dignity. When Rajesh assented, the FRO called a police patrol, who verified Rajesh’s personal details. With that done, the FRO took Rajesh to the Mahima Ministries Old Age Home.
A couple of weeks later, the Elder Spring Response System received a call from a concerned citizen about a seemingly-abandoned elder at Madhapur. When an FRO reached the location, he found a 75-year-old man named Khan, who had been abandoned by brothers who were unwilling to care for him. With nowhere to go Khan agreed when the FRO suggested an old age home, as a solution. Once again, the police were informed, and after a basic verification, Khan too was moved to the Mahima Ministries Old Age Home.
A month later, when the FRO arrived at the old-age home with yet another abandoned elder, he was pleasantly surprised to see Rajesh and Khan working as security guards at the gate of Mahima Ministries. Upon enquiry, both elderly gentlemen were full of praise for the facilities provided by the old-age home. They felt they couldn’t have been looked after better and in a bid to show their gratitude, they took on the entirely-voluntary role of security guards at the old age home. Clearly, it’s never too late to start afresh!