Dr. Beena laid the foundation of Auroville Health Services in 2005 and spent 5 years building an effective health program. As Auroville's pioneers are aging, a need for elderly care arose and soon became a necessity. AVHS provides Homecare to Seniors of Auroville in two home facilities (Marika's Home and Mahalakshmi Home), along with help in individual homes of the seniors themselves.

This includes 24/7 care, assistance with doctor visits, organising attendance during hospitalisation, and helping with daily tasks such as personal hygiene, grocery shopping, and preparation of food.

Our Journey Since 2005

AVHS started in 2005 with a focus on improving the health and hygiene situation in the villages of the surrounding villages. Since 2012 more focus on senior home care has been given. In 2016, Marika's Home in Samasti started functioning as the first senior home. In 2019, the inauguration of Mahalakshmi Home took place.

A separate hygiene programme is running to monitor and improve the hygiene standards in Auroville's eateries, food processing units, schools, guesthouses, and public spaces.

Current Offerings for Seniors
  • 24/7 care
  • Assistance with medicines
  • Meals, housework
  • Personal hygiene
  • Support with administrative tasks
Boris, a happy senior resident

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