The Balwant Rai Mehta Elders' Home
Fisheries University Road, 7, Bunglows
Behind Maharastra State Coop. Bank
Mumbai is the financial capital of the country and it is very difficult to obtain land for an NGO for starting its unit. It was entirely due to the efforts of Dr. Kailash, N.N. an Associate and later on Secretary of the Society who succeeded in getting a plot measuring 2758 sq. yards in Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai for establishing a Branch of the Servants of the People Society on 28.1.1965 on the eve of Birth Centenary of Lara Lajpat Rai. The land was primarily allotted to construct an Elders’ Home. The foundation stone of the four storeyed building for Balwant Rai Mehta Elder Home was laid on 6 March 1969 by Shri Y.B. Chavan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Shri Manubhai Patel, President of the Society, is looking after the Mumbai Branch affairs as its Chairman. At present Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupressure, Ayurved a , Magnet Therapy, Yoga, Su Jok Diabetic Care Centre, Personal Counselling, ECG & Pathology Test services are offered by Golden Era Care and Serve Charitable Trust.
The proposed plan of ‘Balvantrai Mehta Elders Home’, is in progress and MIs D.R. Vaidya and Co, Architects have been awarded with the contract to construct the building.
The Elders Home when completed will hold the activities like, establishment of educational and medical institutions, health care and yoga centres, charitable dispensaries, hospitals, old age homes, agricultural and agricultural research, institutes for encouraging art and artists and persons of literary and creative pursuits like writers etc., people’s empowerment and eradication of social ills like poverty and unemployment.
a) Airconditioned rooms
b) Attached bathroom and toilets
c) Comfortable beds
d) Pantry and Cupboards for storage other essential amenities
a) Dining and Kitchen
b) Garden area with landscaping
c) Jogging track for morning walk
d) Adequate parking for visitors as per rules
e) Banking facilities with existing bank
f) Small Dispensary and Hospital
g) Periodical Medical Checkup and Health Care for all
h) Auditorium Hall with 4-5 activity rooms
i) Laundry facility
j) Library and reading room
k) Wheel Chair facility
I) Proposed Guest House forfamilies/visitors
The Elders Home will be operated on a ‘No Profit - No Loss’ basis with adequate provision for contingencies and recurring expenses. A part of the income will be used for welfare of the old and aged.