‘Elderly care course’ launched in city

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 11 October 2018

SB Mujumdar said, “The course will not only empower women by creating opportunities of earning for them but also help solve the problem of caretaking of elderly in India.”

PUNE: Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU), Pune, in association with FICCI-FLO and Domestic Workers Sector Skills Council, launched ‘Elderly care course’ on Monday.

The course aims at equipping students with skills required to assist the elderly with their personal care and hygiene needs, provide social and emotional support, and help them maintain independence where possible in their daily lives. 

Founder and President of Symbiosis Education Society SB Mujumdar inaugurated the course. 

Symbiosis Skills and Open University Pro-Vice-Chancellor Swati Mujumdar, In-charge Vice-Chancellor Shravan Kadavekar, Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council CEO Major General Manik Sabarwal,  FICCI Ladies Organization Pune Chapter Chairman Sangeeta Lalwani  and Christine Khalsa were present on the occasion.

Mujumdar expressed the need for manpower to take care of elderly people. 

He said, “The course will not only empower women by creating opportunities of earning for them but also help solve the problem of caretaking of elderly in India.”

Lalwani stated that the purpose to collaborate in this course was to help women become financially independent.

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