Uplifting the Quality of the Lives of the Elderly People Program

With the spirited steps to eradicate present obstacles on way of living of the old-aged people, improve their lifestyle, create an elders-friendly society and construct a bridge of relationship between the younger and elders, SSS has been implementing the Uplifting the Qualities of the Lives of the Elderly People Program in Dainna and Hugra Unions of Tangail Sadar Upazilla, financial support from PKSF since the beginning of 2016. A survey was conducted, which made find the 4,291 elderly people in the project area. Among them 1,106 elderly people were included in this program. To put smoothness in the program two social centers for elderly persons were established in Dainna and Hugra union, besides, two central committees at union-level and 18 ward committees were formed.

The functions under the program are: imparting training on uplifting the quality of lives and IGAs; providing supporting equipment like blankets, shawls, walking sticks, commode-chairs, umbrellas, wheel-chairs and old-age allowance; observing the elderly people and national days, executing funeral rites, organizing elderly people fair and arranging monthly meetings and seminars; extending physiotherapy and primary healthcares and financial services; paying the best elders and best sons accreditation to the selected people etcetera mentionable.

The uplifting the qualities of the lives of the elderly people program has drawn the attention of people within a short time. The activities under the program have become the supportive to the underprivileged elderly people. Especially, in the working area they are getting priority in the family as well as in the society and their rights are firmly established both in family and social life.


Table: Activities of the Elderly People Development Program

SL. Particulars Achievement
In 2021-22 Till 30 June 2022
1. No. of District 00 01
2. No. of Upazilla 00 01
3. No. of Union 00 02
4. No. of Beneficiary 00 3,420
5. No. of Social Center 00 02
6. Training to the Elderly People (No. of Batch) 00 18
7. No. of Blanket Distribution 00 375
8. No. of Shawl Distribution 00 215
9. No. of  Walking Stick Distribution 00 160
10. No. of Commode Chair Distribution 00 100
11. No. of Umbrella Distribution 00 100
12. No. of Wheel Chair Distribution 06 18
13. Old-aged Allowance Distribution (No. of Beneficiary) 182 200
14. Old-aged Allowance (Per Head Tk.) 500 00
15. Executing Funeral Rites (No. People) 16 63
16. Providing Grant on Funeral Rites (Tk.) 32,000 1,26,000
17. Providing Physiotherapy Services (No. of Elder) 625 3,823
18. Providing Primary Healthcares (No. of Elder) 645 4,085
19. Accreditation to the Best Elders (No. of Elder) 10 61
20. Accreditation to the Best Son (No. of People) 10 37
21. Providing Onetime Grant (No. of People) 00 45
22. Disbursing Credit to the Elderly People (No.) 00 00
23. Grant on to Set up Golden Enterprise (Tea stole) (No.) 02 02