In the year 1962, The Little Sisters of the Poor opened their home and their heart to the aged without distinction of caste and creed. Since the last 56 years, this home has been dedicatedly serving and caring for the elderly, who are 65 and above, who lack the basic necessities of life.
Located in Andheri, The Little Sisters of the Poor is currently a home for 40 senior citizens. During our visit there last Saturday, we were accompanied by the wonderful Mumbai Harmonics, a group of 65-70 year old artists, who took everyone back in memory lane by performing retro songs like “Aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke” and “Ye dosti”, to name a few. There were also a few impromptu performances by the elders and our volunteers. The entire musical celebration was accompanied by the distribution of Aamras among the elders.
Little Sisters of the poor at present are going through reconstruction of one of their buildings. From being a home for more than 180 elders at one time, now the number has reduced to just 40. Due to the demolishment of the building, they had to displace more than 100 elderly to different centres. Our collective contribution went in support of their fund for reconstruction of the building.