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Senior Citizens Home

11th January 2018

Foundation stone laid for Senior Citizens Home. 

Kanjirapally is catholic area and financially many of the people are well off and educated. Several mission activities were being conducted in Kanjirapally during the last 23 years. Those   programmes were vocational training programmes, Women’s hostel for the diocesan engineering college and hostel for school children. etc. Those activities helped many young girls. Due to some reasons all these missions did not last very long.

In the past some other welfare activities were thought off including a senior citizen’s home and home for differently able children. Due to the policy of the diocese at that time it was not possible to have such programmes.

Reading the present social condition of the area the diocese has changed its policy and has  gave us the permission to open a senior citizen’s home. In many houses in the state we see senior couples are staying alone as their children got settled in far away cities or in foreign countries.

In such circumstances it was found necessary to have a senior citizen’s home here.  Hence the decision was taken by the provincial team to open such a home.

 Hence all the necessary preparations are being done for the construction of a senior citizens’ home. The foundation stone was laid by Sr. Flory D’Souza, the Provincial Superior on 11 January 2018.  This home can accommodate 30 persons and a few rooms are being provided for our senior sisters.  It is planned in such a way that if there is great demand a few more rooms can be added in future.