Providing care to the elderly of Nepal
Nepal has seen so many changes in the structure and values of its society over the past 15 years. Previously, families always looked after their elderly. There was never a question on this point. But today, with the increasing poverty and lack of viable employment for the young, more and more elderly are put out on the streets or asked to find ways to care for themselves. There are no pensions in Nepal for the elderly that offer them enough to care for themselves. There are no ‘Homes for the Elderly’ that offer affordable care. Shenpen Elderly would like to alleviate some of the burden these elderly experience. Our focus is in the area of eye camps for the elderly, concentrating on cataract prevention and surgery.
We are also working with a home for elderly women in Mata Tirtha (about 15km west of Kathmandu) where we provide a meal a day for 25 abandoned elderly.
Shenpen Donates to a New Old Age Home in Patan – 2023 Posted May 31, 2023 By Anu Anu
Following H.E. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s guidance, Shenpen embraced the opportunity to support Jyapu Samaj Jestha Nagarik Aananda Niketan, a significant initiative undertaken by the esteemed local Newars of Patan. This gesture reflects the time-honored bond and connection that exists between the local Newar community in Patan and Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling…