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Caregiving in Calcutta

A query was raised recently about whether the Calcutta caregiving scheme could be replicated in Bombay (and possibly in other towns or cities) for helping senior citizens. I am originally from Calcutta, and hence am aware of this scheme which was started some years back for senior citizens there. Of a total Parsi population of around 500 at present, nearly 50% would fall in this category. Hence the pressing need to provide caregiving services free of cost to the beneficiaries. These services are in the form of making regular visits to the senior citizens, assisting them with bank/financial work, running errands and attending to their chores, arranging......

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