India Elder Connect is a web portal that addresses the needs of senior citizens and their families, and provides an outlet for eldercare organizations to share their services. The goal of our site is to support senior citizens with useful information that encourages healthy living and fosters community connections, all within an accessible, user-friendly interface.
Some of the main features of IndiaElderConnect are Question & Answer (Q & A) based platform, health-related articles, story-sharing, and eldercare organization listings.
IndiaElderConnect was designed and developed by four graduate students from the University of Michigan in partnership with Nightingales Medical Trust.
Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT) is a reputed NGO based in Bangalore promoting various need based support systems for the well-being of Senior Citizens of all social economic groups. NMT’s projects include 86 bed Dementia Care facility in Bangalore, 35 bed Dementia Care facility in Kolar, 4 Day Care and Elders Enrichment Centers, Elders Helpline in association with Bangalore City Police, Dementia Day Care Centre, Centre for Active Ageing and Jobs 60+. In recognition of NMT’s services, it has been designated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as the Regional Resource and Training Centre (RRTC) for building the capacity of NGOs in age care in five Southern States. Over the years all the projects have been functioning well, benefitting a large number of elders, addressing their physical, emotional, social and economic needs. Today NMT has established a name of its own and has become one of the leading Age Care Organizations in the Country.
For more information about NMT, please visit their website here.
University of Michigan Student Team Members
Rachel Atwood – Master of Health Informatics
Thomas Bergman – Master of Science in Information, Human-Computer Interaction
Pritika Dasgupta – Master of Health Informatics
Anna Myers – Master of Health Informatics
These students created this site as a project in the Global Information Engagement Program at the University of Michigan School of Information.