We tried the VFS- SMS food and all dishes are very delicious. The quantity is also sufficient. Very homely taste and perfect. Thanks to all of you.
Thanks to you both Pratimaji and Arpitaji..That you brought fresh warm plenty of delicious varieties of foods and arranged in our Refrigerator like our daughters doing all these things.It is our good fortune that we get this your help with smiling face and never tiring.You all prosper and do such social help to elderly people that is our prayer to AlmightyYou live long and remain healthy Our blessings
All the services are excellent Pratima. We really appreciate your organization’s love and service attitude to help seniors. Of course the credit goes to you for your dedication and sacrifice you are doing for VFS. May Swami help you and shower His Grace on All His devoted volunteers.
Always a new idea to enrich our lives. The programs, workshops and events you’ve made available to us these last months have been an outstandingly welcome component while some of us are still in isolation. In this time when trying to retain some semblance of life as we knew it VFS has been invaluable. Keep up the great work. Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do.
"Caring for Seniors is perhaps , the greatest responsibility we have. Those who have walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy “ ...John Hoever.
Nothing illustrates the essence of the above quotation better than the activities carried out by VFS (Volunteering For Seniors). It is highly commendable that Pratima Penumarthy , the Founder & C.E.O of VFS has dedicated herself and her organisation to the cause of the elderly section of the society which is in dire need of support in today’s busy world. The Senior Citizens spent most part of their active life in contributing to the growth of the society in general and their own families and children in particular. It is the bounden duty of their children and the community to extend them a helping hand during the fag end of their life.
The VFS is rendering invaluable services for the upliftment of the elders . Under the inspiring and dynamic leadership of Pratima , they conducted Seminars, Webinars, Conferences and Talk-Shows to create awareness about the needs of Senior Citizens and provide guidance and to them on various issues confronting them, be it financial , medical,legal, emotional , psychological etc. by bringing together the Community and the Experts from the related fields. They conducted a Talk- Show specially for care givers to help them deal with the challenges in care giving including long distance care giving to enable them to maintain balance , by carving out sometime for themselves and at the same time ensuring that their loved ones are safe , secure and healthy.
Apart from providing technical help to the Seniors, the VFS organises meetings, discussions, virtual sessions, pod-casts etc to help them with resources and advice on Health insurance, healing benefits of Ayurveda , Acupuncture etc.The VFS has also undertaken a number of programmes for the Senior Citizens like taking them to libraries, shops, for doctor appointments , making friendly visits to their homes , helping them declutter their homes etc . They also organise Fun Sessions , Music Sessions and Art Workshops to entertain the seniors , to keep their minds occupied and to ensure that they do not feel lonely. They also collected real life stories about inspiring elders for publishing in their Golden Ager Story Book. To conclude,
I express my deep appreciation for the untiring efforts that are being made by Pratima & VFS to help the Senior Citizens to take care of themselves , to live in peace and harmony in their twilight years and to leave this world with dignity when the time comes. This is an ongoing process and Pratima is an ongoing source of inspiration with her remarkable vision, unwavering dedication and unending enthusiasm . Under her able guidance may the VFS grow from strength to strength in realising their life mission and achieve great success in all their future endeavors.
The citation award was presented to VFS from Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, Ms. Sabina Matos. VFS and our volunteers are highly grateful to Mr. Robert B. Lancia and the Lieutenant Governor for recognizing our contribution and the ongoing work to uplift the senior (aged) New Englanders, to connect them with resources, and to build community-based systems to support them. VFS will continue to work hard in this direction, contributing to the welfare of our seniors, and strive to make a difference with our seniors.
Helping Seniors at Senior Center
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