Bahri Beautiful Country

On the foothills of Kodaikanal, 15 kms from Vathalagundu, this retirement community is spread out in a gated community of over 200 acres. More »

Melur Meadows

A quiet,secure gated community created close to nature blending rural ambience with modern amenities and various services at affordable rates near Mettupalayam. More »

Aishwaryam from The Chennai Homes

Aishwaryam is an assisted living retirement community situated at about 100 Kms from Chennai on the East Coast Road on the way to Pondicherry More »


An old lion moves into a new den

In the newspaper today is an article about Richard Attenborough, the director of such hits as Gandhi, A Bridge too far, Cry Freedom and Chaplin(1992) moving into a retirement home due to ill health.

Age catches up with the best of us and moving into a retirement home or a care home can provide far superior comfort for the elders and their care givers than any home, however well equipped, can.  …

Poignant article by Ms. Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai1On 24th March 2013, Ms. Mallika Sarabhai has written a touching article on the state of affairs with respect to senior citizens in India titled “Our elderly deserve a better deal“.
In it she states “There are many ways we have betrayed the core essentials of our culture and heritage, but it is perhaps in this, our disdain of our elders, that the betrayal reaches the nadir.

Reinterpreting Old age homes

oldagehomeFor the average Indian, the term “Old Age Home” conjures up images of destitute homes run by poor charities and populated with homeless people.  It is also tightly associated with a lot of negative emotions and conditions such as feeling unwanted, feeling deserted by children,  depression, destitution, poverty, terminal illness, disease and isolation.…

How we classify retirement communities.


Retirement communities come in many hues. Just because a new (or old) gated community is marketed as a retirement community does not mean that it can take care of all your needs as you grow older.

While there are many ways of classifying retirement communities(by location, by price, by quality,…), one meaningful way is to group them based on the level of service they provide.…

Melur Meadows

Melur Meadows is a retirement community based in Coimbatore District of Tamilnadu, at the foothills of the Nilgiris. This facility provides a lot of shared services and is ideal for elderly people who are capable of independent living.…

Anandam Retirement Community

Note: Anandam is currently available for purchase, but is not ready to live in yet. The first people are expected to move in by end of 2013.


Here’s the good news. There are a number of retirement communities coming up in India to cater to the ageing middle class population. These retirement communities are affordable, and are built with the elderly in mind so that they can have all the creature comforts during their silver years.…