WZO has received an appeal for financial help from F.S.PARUKH DHARAMSHALLA in Mumbai which we are sharing here for those who wish to also contribute.
If you wish join WZO in supporting this worthy appeal, you may donate:
- online securely by visiting our website on https://www.w-z-o.org/donate, click on the Donate button under the ‘General Fund’ and when asked for a comment, please enter “F.S. Parukh Dharamshalla”
- via credit/debit card over the phone by calling Darayus Motivala on +44 7944 488318
- by sending a cheque to WZ House, 1 Freddie Mercury Close, Feltham TW13 5DF.
Tel: 2364 5982
F. S. Parukh Dharamshalla
No. 34, Hughes Road, Mumbai – 400 007
The F. S. Parukh Dharamshalla, a Home for the Aged, a much needed initiative of the BPP, situated at Khareghat Colony, Hughes Road, is a boon for the senior citizens of our community.
Ninety percent of the residents in the Home reside totally free of cost. They do not have to pay for any of their requirements, such as, the accommodation, meals, clothes, linen, diapers, toiletries, laundry services, services of a barber, etc.
The medicines, prescribed by the Doctor specially appointed to take care of the senior citizens of the Dharamshalla, are also supplied to them free of cost. Hospitalization, if required, is also free of cost at the Parsi General Hospital. Medical equipments such as wheelchairs, walkers, surgical beds, side-tables are also provided.
Many of the senior residents need constant medical supervision as well as help with basic tasks like bathing and usage of the toilet. A few of the residents are immobile and are restricted to their beds.
For the entertainment of the residents there are television sets in each ward. Monthly entertainment programmes are also organized to keep up the spirits of the residents.
The Dharamshalla has a capacity of about 100 residents that include some paying residents, who are provided a separate room. All the above facilities are also provided to the paying residents at a nominal cost of Rs. 7,000/ per month, which does not include the expenses of a caretaker such as a ward boy/ayah.
It requires huge funds to run the Home of this magnitude smoothly and efficiently.
The salaries of staff, includes a Doctor, nurses, Manager, Assistant Manager, Supervisor, Cooks, Ayahs, Ward boys, a liftman, etc.
The residents are housed in two separate wings for men and women. In order to maintain the premises in an ultra-clean and hygienic condition, there is huge expense on the upkeep, repairs and maintenance, which includes two lifts, furniture, fixtures, electricity bills and appliances.
The residents are provided wholesome, nutritious meals. Some meals, however, are sponsored by our donors.
All the above facilities are taken care of with the support of BPP and through generous donors. A Ladies Advisory Committee, looks after the needs of the residents, and generally oversees the running of the Dharamshalla. The Committee members, the Managers and support staff ensure that the sunset years of the residents are their ‘golden years’, and that they remain respected members of the community.
We hereby appeal to you to please donate generously to support our 175 year old Community Institution. Your largesse will go a long way in making the lives of our seniors more comfortable.
The Ladies Advisory Committee
F. S. Parukh Dharamshalla