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Age Care Foundation thanks Sri.B.Ramesh Babu, MD & CEO of Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. for visiting the hospital construction site and extending support from KVB's CSR initiative. 

Creating awareness about palliative care 

During February 2023, Age Care Foundation had the privilege of hosting Ms.Gilly Burn, the renowned advocate and pioneer in Palliative Care, from UK, to address a series of awareness sessions at Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Queen's NRI Hospital, Centurion University, ANH&NRI Institute of Medical Sciences, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam. Ms. Gilly Burn has been acknowledged internationally as an inspirational role model, palliative care advocate and for her dynamic, charismatic teaching. 

Age Care Foundation thanks State Bank of India for their valuable support in the form of a fully equipped medical van, which was donated on 28-07-2022, under the Bank's CSR initiative. The vehicle was handed over by respected Chief General Manager, SBI Amaravati Circle, Shri.Naveen Chandra Jha to the Chairman Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation Shri.G.Sambasiva Rao, in a function organised at the Administrative Office, SBI Zonal Office, Visakhapatnam.

Shri.Manmaya Pandal, Deputy General Manager-SBI, Dr.K.Kumar Raja, Vice-Chairman, Age Care Foundation, Dr.N.S.Raju, Managing Trustee, Shri.R.Srinivasa Rao (Nivas), Trustee, Age Care Foundation, AGM & Staff of SBI, Volunteers and Staff of Age Care Foundation were among those who attended the event.

Dr Murali Krishna Voonna, Managing Director of Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Mr G Sambasiva Rao, Chairman of Age Care Foundation signed the MOU.

Age Care Foundation thanks the management of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital for the thoughtful initiative which is going to help thousands of patients and their families.

On 29th June 2022, Age Care Foundation joined hands with the renowned Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Visakhapatnam,  to provide "Comprehensive Palliative Care" to patients who are in need of such services. "Continuity of care" will be ensured across different health care settings including Out patient department, Hospital and Home of the patient. Hospice care also will be provided to few patients who may need them at some point in the course of illness. 

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute is a well established center of excellence for comprehensive cancer care. It provides seamless cancer care under one roof through services like diagnostics , state of the art therapies that include Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Symptom management to meet the needs of oncology patients. 

After the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and easing of infections, the geriatric out reach clinics in the interior tribal places of Paderu and Chodavaram resumed to reach the pre-covid level of patient registrations. Within the city also the geriatric clinics at eleven different locations are being held to serve the needy.

A new chapter was written in the journey of Age Care Foundation on 01-07-2021, when an MOU was signed with the renowned Gayatri Vidya Parishad, Visakhapatnam, to start Palliative Care Services in collaboration with G.V.P.Institute of Health Care & Medical Technology, in Gayatri Vidya Parishad Hospital, at Madhurawada, Visakhapatnam. Age Care Foundation's existing Palliative Care facility at Pradhama Hospital, Visakhapatnam was relocated to the new and more spacious premises provided by GVP Medical College & Hospital.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a serious challange to the community and Age Care Foundation has also joined in the effort, in association with other like minded NGOs, to provide relief to those affected and suffering due to the pandemic. Distribution of COVID-19 medicine kits in the interior places and tribal areas around Visakhapatnam, donation of surgical masks, sanitisers, PP Kits, pulse oxymeters to the frontline workers i.e.medical and police personnel formed part of the foundation's activities during the months of May & June 2021, when the second wave of COVID-19 was at it's peak.

Age Care Foundation-Quarterly Newsletter-Jan 2021

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28th October 2020Elderly Care Month: In collaboration with our partners, the Nightingales Medical Trust, Bangalore we conducted a webinar in Telugu on the physical health and mental health concerns of the elderly by our experts, for the managers of old age homes and senior citizens across the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The Geriatric Clinics at various places in Visakhapatnam are being held at specified intervals during every month, where free medicines are dispensed and the facility was availed by many underprivileged patients. The outreach medical camps at Chodavaram and Matham in Paderu tribal village are another regular feature of the Age Care Foundation's efforts to meet the basic health care needs of people living in interior places.


A discussion on the role of Palliative Care in providing care and comfort to a person living with dementia. The panelists bring extensive hands-on experience in caring for persons at various stages of a progressive health condition.

A wide ranging discussion aimed at demystifying Palliative care, understand about interventions and their application at various stages of dementia and learn of the need to plan for care of a loved one as soon as the diagnosis of dementia is received.

Recording of the session:


10thOctober 2020 –World Hospice Day : This year the theme was “ My Care, My Comfort.” Once again our dedicated volunteers organized webinars and radio talks by the experts on Palliative care and reached out to a large community through Facebook and you tube.

Meaningful engagement through alternative therapies


25.10.2020: On the auspicious day of Vijayadasami, the Palliative Care facility of Age Care Foundation was shifted to the spacious Pradhama Hospital, Venkojipalem, Visakhapatnam. 

If you want to share your experiences or anything related to Palliative Care / Geriatric Care / Dementia Care, we will be happy to see your blog, which may be submitted hereunder. 

21stSeptember 2020 -World Alzheimer’s day: This year the theme was “ Let’s talk dementia.” Although we were passing through the critical phase of COVID pandemic our committed volunteers took the lead and organized advocacy campaigns through Webinars and All India Radio talks by the experts on dementia care and reached out to a large audience through, face book and you tube. We also organized, with the help of the Vizag Municipal corporation authorities, awareness creation messages in the local language {Telugu} about dementia, flashed on the electronic billboards at various locations like RTC bus stations, railway stations etc. in Vizag city and reached out to the common public. We also organized articles on Dementia in the local print media to educate and prepare a larger community, for early detection of dementia.