Dharma Foundation of India was registered in 2010 as a charitable trust under the Certificate Section 60 of the Indian Trust Act 1882 in New Delhi ,by a group of dedicated healthcare providers .The main objective of the organization is to work for wellbeing and quality of life for disabled and vulnerable population of India .We collaborate /handhold with NGOs and other organisations at the grass root level to implement strategic models to overcome physical and sociological barriers within their communities through a holistic approach to a person and their environment in the areas of health, education, social inclusion, skill development and empowerment.
Our projects for older persons are centered around developing care models based on the WHO guidelines of Active Ageing and Towards Building Age Friendly Communities. The strategy supports full participation and inclusion of older persons in the life of their communities.We establish Community Care Centres in alliance with Senior Citizen Organization to include Wellness Clinics run by allied health professionals in these centres. The Community Care Centre with the help of the allied health professionals foster and develop capability amongst older persons who volunteer to take care of other older persons in their community. The Wellness Clinic undertakes educational workshops on preventive, curative and long term care of older persons and promote community initiatives on self management of various health condition.
Our research collaborations with various international and national institutions will help to provide scientific evidence on problems and solutions to health and social problems of older persons. The WHO guidelines of International Classification of Functioning are used to document holistic information about older persons and the environment they live in. We are also working closely with engineers to develop technology to help community building and promotion of Active Ageing.