DID YOU KNOW that there are many facilities in Kochi available to help out our senior citizens. We are compiling a directory of such service providers and here is a list of few of them .
HELPLINES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN KOCHI
Elderline – 0484-2707023
The Elder Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people across the Ernakulam District open 24hrs and throughout the year. Specially trained helpline staff offer information, friendship and advice, link callers to local groups and services, offer regular befriending calls and protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect. If callers would like to be put in touch with Elder Line Friends, they can receive a regular weekly friendship call or email. The programme is supported by Ernakulam district panchayath, as part of the project “Age-Friendly Ernakulam”.
VAYOMITHRAM – 9349388887
Kerala Social Security Mission is implementing the Vayomithram project which provides health care and support to elderly above the age of 65 years residing at Corporation/Municipal Areas in the state. The Vayomithram project mainly provides free medicines through mobile clinics, Palliative care, Help desk to the old age.
HELP AGE INDIA- TOLL FREE NUMBER – 18001801253
Established in 1978, HelpAge India is a leading charity platform in India working with and for disadvantaged elderly and has become the representative voice for India’s elderly. Dedicated to improving the status for India’s senior citizens, it works in 23 states providing medical services, poverty alleviation and income generation schemes in urban and rural India.The 24 hour helpline number can be contacted for emergency.