"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased"
Hebrews 13: 16
The Bible has much to say about caring for elderly parents and other family members who are not able to care for themselves.
The early Christian church acted as the social services agency for other believers. They cared for the poor, the sick, the widows and the orphans who had no one else to care for them.
Christians who had family members in need were expected to meet those needs. Unfortunately, caring for our parents in their old age is no longer an obligation that many of us are willing to accept.
We are doing this precious work for helping and caring the aged parents abandoned by today's generations.
Bible says that "But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."
Not all elderly people need or want constant, live-in care in their children's homes. They may prefer to live in a community with other people their age, or they may be quite capable of complete independence. Regardless of the circumstances, we still have obligations to our parents.
If they are in need of financial assistance, we should help them.
If they are sick, we should take care of them.
If they need a place to stay, we should offer our home.
If they need help with household and/or yard work, we should step up to assist.
And if they are under the care of a nursing facility, we need to assess the living conditions to make sure our parents are being properly and lovingly cared for.
In a single word, our Aim is to change the attitude of the society to prevent evasioning of aged parents .
We have around twenty numbers in our old age home - Carmel Charitable Trust. We would like to take care of at least 50 members. But we are helpless, because for each person we need a minimum 2000 Indian Rupees per month. We would like you or anyone like you to support us, by w ay of money or resources. We would be thankful to you and the Almighty would surely bless you for your kind gestures. Everyday people come to us to join our old age home - Carmel Charitable Trust - due to sufficient reasons. Various difficulties are restraining us from admitting new people. Moreover, presently we are able to accommodate only ladies. We are not able to accommodate men due to infrastructure problems. There are a lot many fathers abandoned by their children. To build facilities for such men, Carmel Charitable Trust would have to find nearly 15 lakhs Indian Rupees. Here again, we hope for a positive response from the kind-hearted.
Life is Elsewhere Elsewhere make a difference in Carmel old age home. It sounds as somewhere. It actualizes and materializes the word of Yahweh. I have personally experienced spirit of God behind this challenging endeavour. It is not an easy task in the most modern time. God has blessed Pastor Dharmadas abundantly to fulfill this mission. The care, love, taste everything he lenders has a divine touch.
May the almighty continue to share His grace day by day. The people live in it is not 'Elsewhere' but 'Somewhere' in God's Lap.
Good work I laud these nice human hearts and their efforts in serving the humanity by way of this old age home. I wish Carmel Charitable Trust old age home all goodness and betterment.
The Carmel Old Age Home located at Tholoor, Aryanad an exemplary model not only to the region itself but also to the district.
In this modern era which generally shows indifference in taking care of aged parents, the co-ordinators of this organization provides all the neccessary care to the inmates were abandoned by their families.
There were many instance where the Police has required their service.
We have entrusted many of the aged destitutes seen wandering along the street and also the abandoned elederly people living in solitude to the Carmel Old Age Home.
These kinds of organizations serves not just a Social Services, it is a simple act of humanity.