Sunday, 11 June 2017

First resident of Blossom


As the saying goes, ‘If difficulties surround you, if you don’t fit in the box, if you don’t belong to the league, if you are different, YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE.’
I received an inquiry from Mumbai about ‘Madhur Bhav Blossom’(Nere). A Lady; along with her friend came down to see the facility. They told us about Pravin;  their brother in law.
Swati and Sanjay are married for more than 45 years and were looking after Pravin.
Pravin is Sanjay's  Younger brother and Swati is his caring sister-in-law.
I could thoroughly understand, how Swati and Sanjay were committed to him as a family. But, with growing age and their own health was getting difficult to look after him.
When Swati narrated to me about Pravin, I got a little nervous; as we have worked with seniors and their ailments. This was an absolutely new and delicate case. Then after discussing it with my team; we thought let's give it a try and see how can we handle it?
 Pravin came on 26th Jan 2015, our first Resident of Blossom and then followed by another Couple from Nashik where the husband is an army officer and wife is in Alzheimer's advance stage.
Initially, Pravin was reluctant to go out of the premises. He was very fond of our manager, Vitthal. He is in a situation where his age is 67, but brain growth, that of a 10-year  old ( Mild Autistic). He is totally adorable as a person. He remembers all the birthdays, right from the staff to the residents. he knows my family members birthdays too. of course, there is a child in him, it's difficult to get him to take bath, to make him eat well.
But like I said, he is different. He surprises me every time with his ways of expressions, naughtiness, innocence and loving attitude towards every one of us. He recites Sai Bhajans and manages to make everyone in the house smile. He is very good in carom and enjoys playing it with our daddy's.He cleans the face of other seniors and wears his heart on his sleeves while offering roses to our grannies.
It was his birthday yesterday and we had a little celebration for him . he danced his heart out. All the members and staff are very fond of him. He has also taken the responsibility of writing, the names of the visitors and he carries his book along with him everywhere without fail. Even when I have visitor’s he makes sure, they make an entry too. Some serious dedication huh? Not even professionals manage that kind of attitude!
That is our Pravin for you.

 We feel lucky to have him and about the fact that, we are the CHOSEN ONES FOR THIS CHOSEN ONE.

Sunday, 4 June 2017


We were on a running Speer for a month! And it finally turned out to be absolutely beautiful and memorable one.
On the occasion of its 3rd anniversary, Madhurbhav and ASCOP collaborated to celebrate and entertain everyone on May 30th Tuesday.  The evening was light, soothing and mesmerising as it saw all our YOUNG Madhur BH avians in their energetic high as always.
For a month long, the staff, board members and every member
 of Madhurbhav family were looking forward and preparing for this evening. The seniors were very enthusiastic and actively participating in the program setting.
We had, Sur Palavi entertainment from Pune, presenting a live orchestra for the evening. The artists took the atmosphere of the program to another level, with their beautiful voices. They treated the audience with evergreen numbers of the 70’s.  Everyone seemed to be totally drenched in the rhythm of those musical chords and wonderful voices.
To add the cherry on the cake, our young madhurbhavians had prepared skits, which represented them as actors, and the ones who witnessed will agree, they were none less than any stars. Total dedication, stage presence; they put their soul in all the performances. Through the skits, they depicted some personal experiences, shared thoughts and I am sure everyone was overwhelmed by the message their performances gave. There is always so much to learn from them, about anything and everything of life. It’s a never-ending process, and this evening was one of them.
The honorable guests, who graced the program with their presence, Mrs.Jyoti Ratanparkhi  (madhurbhav well-wisher ), Jaywant Gore ( Associate  Director Purdue University US),  Amol Agavekar  Maharashtra Times  Amol Balwadkar  (corporator Aundh), Mrs. Archana  Musale(corporator Aundh), Mrs. Swapnali Saykar (corporator Baner), Mr .sanket Chondhe ( representative- corporator  Mrs Chondhe, Pimple Nilakh). We are extremely glad and thankful to mention Mrs. Ratanaparkhi & Mr. .sanket chondhe made major contributions of Rs 1 lac each, which will be used for Madhurbhav Bliss (specialised for post-operative recovery & Alzheimer).
Mr Ajit Gadgil from PNG Jewelers and Kaka Halwai  Pune, graciously came forward with the contribution of Rs 15000/- each.  The fund raised by our audience contribution summed up to Rs 20,600/-
The entire fund raised during this event, was totally by the choice of the people who made the contribution as per their wish. Our event had a free entry; the donations that have come will be solely used for the making and betterment of Madhurbhav bliss.
* All Future expenses our looked after by our A J Foundation  (NGO), Through Fund Raising Events, Donations & Sponsorships*