STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Senior citizens from Aashraye celebrated an outing and picnic at the Wave Mall this afternoon. Although most of them were in wheel chairs, they had a lot of fun and were in high spirits. They enjoyed snacks and beverages. With the weather becoming less cold, this was their first outing in a long time.
Dhar, who is 95 years old one of the senior citizen’s said that he was happy to see the Mall and the progress visible all around. They were overwhelmed with the glittering shops and the crowds of shoppers of all ages. They felt that Jammu has become a Smart City. Bee Enn Charitable Trust is running Aashraye, a residential facility for senior citizens since 2005.
Special Officer Mousamy Bhatti, who had arranged the outing, described Aashraye as a comfortable and affordable home where the seniors could live with comfort and dignity.
Bhatti was thankful to the management of Wave Mall who went out of their way to help and make this a memorable experience.
At present there are 14 residents in Aashraye. The facility provides all conveniences, tasty vegetarian meals and 24 hours electrical backup. The close proximity of the Bee Enn General Hospital is an added attraction for the seniors. The hospital is also managed by the Bee Enn Charitable Trust.
Aashraye makes sure that the residents feel cared for and respected. They regularly celebrate birthdays and all festivals of Jammu where the residents participate enthusiastically.
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