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Vriddha Mitra

Friends Of
Older People

‘Vriddha Mitra’ is a flagship initiative of SCHOOL that focuses on
building an age-friendly ecosystem for the elderly population in India.


Our seven key pillars

Inclusive Community Engagement lies at the core of our approach, ensuring the active involvement and representation of all individuals, particularly the vulnerable elderly.

Empowering Elders

Improving reach by implementing community-based projects for the vulnerable elderly population.

Compassionate Care

Creating helplines, day care centers, and physiotherapy clinics for providing support tothe elderly people..

Age-Friendly Communities

Advocating for building a age-friendly cities/ localities

Harmonious Generations

Sensitizing the younger generation on the issues of elderly people and creating intergenerational dialogue

Tailored Strategies

Offering a robust, City or District specific plan of action for healthy ageing with the involvement of all stakeholders;

Global Perspectives

Providing and sharing local and global perspectives on a wide variety of healthy ageing issues

Collaborative Platform

Providing a multi-stakeholder platform that supports the successful implementation of concrete activities and programmes and enables partnering to achieve more together than any organization or institution could achieve alone.


Elderlies all over India






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The story of serving from one to many

  1. We started with 2 slums in Pune city in January 2019, and today our work is in 123 slums, reaching 28,500 elderlies

  2. The next two cities we expanded to were Mumbai in Maharashtra and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.

  3. In April 21, we rolled-out our first rural project in two blocks/ rural areas of Gwalior district.

  4. In April 22, we have rolled out our second rural project in Kambre village of Pune District


our journal

Latest News

Visit of Glenmark Life Sciences at Mankhurd, Mumbai

Our community based project in Mumbai organized a meaningful gathering with the representatives of Glenmark Life Sciences, to share about their generous contribution for assistive devices and diapers for elderlies. Mr. Arvind Giri and Ms. Soumi Rao from GLS interacted with elderlies and their family members who greatly benefited from this support.

Fundraising Event at the Jackfruit Tree, Pune

On April 30th 2023, an intimate gathering of 25 people enjoyed peaceful melodies during a collaborative fundraising event spearheaded by Vriddha Mitra. Dr. Salil Latay, a wonderful musician and a staunch supporter of Vriddha Mitra's cause, mesmerized the audience with soulful performances.

Convocation of students completing ‘Vriddha Mitra Course’

On the 15th of May 2023, we had the pleasure of holding a convocation for the graduates of various batches of ‘Vriddha Mitra’ Course. The event took place with the esteemed presence of Dr. Benazir Patil and Mrs. Anuprita Dixit from SCHOOL, and Mr. Manoj Sakte from Lighthouse Community Foundation, who went on to award the certificates to all the graduates.

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