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CEWA, founded in 1979 by Professor T.K.Nair, pioneered community-based elder care services in India.

Our Team

A well-known Professor of Social Work and a leading Gerontologist in India. Was a former Principal of the Madras...

Elder Abuse

An Elder Abuse Sensitization Campaign is on in schools in Chennai.

 

Vision


A society where people of all age-groups living together without discrimination of age, gender, religion, caste and social class in an environment of security and mutual respect.

Mission


CEWA works with and for older persons in general, and the poor and the disadvantaged among them in particular, with their active involvement in partnership with their families and the communities in which they live so as to enable them to lead their lives with self-respect, dignity and usefulness to others.

Major Objectives


» To promote community - based services for and by the elderly so as to enable the older people to function as active participants in the families and communities, and in the larger social context.

» To serve as a centre for research, documentation, training and communication on ageing, welfare of the elderly and related issues.

» To influence social policy formulation on the welfare of the elderly through conferences, seminars, workshops, and collective action by the elderly.

Convictions


» The best place for the well - being of the elderly is the family.

» Services to the elderly should be extended where they live or as near as possible.

» Elderly are resources of the community. Their talents and resources are unlimited which should be identified, recognised, developed and utilised.




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