JSS Hiriyara Mane (JSS Senior Citizens’ Homes)
Owing to the declining values of intra-family relations and the societal values in general, many elderly persons who are in the evening of their lives have to undergo physical and mental stress. Those who once lived a joyful, and healthy life in a family are now devoid of affection and care. It was necessary to provide a roof on their head to help them gain mental poise and peace and lead a peaceful, anxiety-free, dignified life.
With the blessings of Jagadguru Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, JSS Hiriyara Mane was started on 11th August 2000 at Mysore. There are two free units of senior citizens’ homes in Mysuru and the inmates are provided with free lodging, boarding, and medical care. Physically fit inmates are trained in the manufacturing of chalk piece, garlands using silk cocoons, etc., to keep them engaged. Every day, in the morning and the evening, the inmates perform mass prayers. They also spend time in the well-equipped library, reading newspapers, magazines, and books peacefully. On the occasions of national and religious festivals’ days, feasts are arranged, and games are organized to entertain them and also, prizes are awarded. The home is taken care of by a Manager and seven supporting staff.
JSS Old Age Home, Suttur
For senior citizens seeking to spend their twilight years in a peaceful and comfortable place, JSS Hiriyara Mane is the place to be. There are two senior citizens’ homes built in the tranquil surroundings of Suttur Srikshetra, out of which one is a free home. The free home can accommodate fifty people. Here, all the services are available free of cost. In addition to this, another Old Age Home, available on a paid basis which can house about ten inmates is also run. The home is equipped with all modern amenities. About five personnel maintain the home, which also includes a manager.