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Lack of adequate attention towards senior citizens is a grave concern in our society today. Faced with challenging economic situations, competitive working cultures as well as the never ending race to ensure the survival of the fittest, family responsibilities and values are diminishing at an alarming rate. As a result, elders who struggle to make a contribution towards the economy are considered a burden by many of their children and relatives who ignore the responsibility of caring for them at this late stage of their lives. 

3 elders homes maintained by Sarvodaya Suwasetha give residential care and protection to such senior citizens in the following areas:

  • Agnes Gunasekera Memorial Home for the Elders, Ratmalana
  • Jayawardene Memorial Home, Gampaha
  • Elders Home, Hikkaduwa

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These homes provide emotional care and basic living necessities to destitute & abandoned elders which includes the following

  • Meditation sessions, observing of eight precepts & offering of sangeeka dana for spiritual well-being
  • Recreation & Keep Fit programmes
  • Variety shows
  • Picnics
  • Medical Clinics
  • Properly monitored and controlled diets for the elders’ individual health requirements
  • Physiotherapy
  • Handicrafts & Sewing sessions
  • Health & Hygiene promoting sessions
  • Awareness Programs on various topics relevant for senior citizens

Sarvodaya Netherlands provides funding towards the maintenance of the home in Gampaha and Hikkaduwa.

Below details are for kind donors who may wish to support any of our elders’ homes

Elders' HomeDaily Meal CostsMonthly Utility BillsMonthly Transportation CostsContact Details
Hikkaduwa Elders HomeBreakfast: 150.00 * 28
Lunch: 200.00 * 28
Dinner: 175.00 * 28
Electricity bill: Rs. 7,000.00
Water bill: Rs. 4,000.00
Rs. 22,000.00Address: No. 38, Madabokka Road, Wellawatte, Hikkaduwa
Telephone No:091-3781112
Rathmalana Elders HomeBreakfast: 100.00 * 30
Lunch: 190.00 * 30
Dinner: 150.00 * 30
Electricity bill: Rs. 8,000.00
Water bill: Rs. 5,600.00
Rs. 1,000.00Address: No. 80, Sri Sumangala Road, Ratmalana
Telephone No: 011-2722214
Gampaha Elders HomeBreakfast: 100.00 * 30
Lunch: 190.00 * 30
Dinner: 150.00 * 30
Electricity bill: Rs. 5,000.00
Water bill: Rs. 4,500.00
Rs. 6,000.00Address: 12. Sarvodaya Suwasetha Elders’ Home, Asgiriya Road, Gampaha
Telephone No: 033-2236911