Longevity is a boon of the present century but it brings with it mixed reactions. Political, Social, Economic and Technologies changes have brought about new situations which need innovative solution. Many older persons have become uncomfortable in their existing environs and seek a change. There are many who find it difficult to take care of themselves due to various reasons of personal nature. It has been observed by this Council through interaction with the Senior Citizens belonging to different economic classes that many feel very insecure, ignored and un cared for some older persons, like those who have lost partners or are issue less couples or those parents whose children are settled away or those considered misfit in the present joint family system are required to be provided a sense of security, care, affection and medical attention and other day to day's requirements. There was a long felt need for creating a Home for the Senior Citizens from the different strata of the society. Keeping this in view, "AASHIRWAD" has been set up by "AASHIRWAD" SENIOR CITIZEN COUNCIL, New Delhi- 110092.
The Council is a registered body functioning since 1989 and is recognized by the Governments of India and Delhi. Its Patron was Honable late Shri Giani Zali Singh, the former President of India, who gave his blessings and guidance for the development of "AASHIRWAD" SENIOR CITIZEN COUNCIL. Senior retired Government officers from all walks of life are members of this Council.