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    Welcome to Karunya Geriatric Care Centre

    On Sept.21st 1996, "The World Alzheimer's Day - The Palakkad Chapter of Alzheimers and related Disorders Society of India was formed by a Group of Psychiatrists and volunteers in Palakkad.  At that time, very little was known about the Alzheimers' Disease in India - especially in Kerala. So the Chapter under the leadership of well known Psychiatrist in Palakkad Dr.M.Sivathanu Pillai took upon the task of raising awareness of this disease among the community. With the help of the District Sociial Welfare Department, all Anganwadi Teachers and Public Health Workers were given awareness classes on Alzheimers' Disease.  Around 80 Classes were conducted during the period 1996 to 2000.

    In 2001 the present premises - One and a half acres of land was purchased and Karunya Geriatric Care Centre was established in a building with 2000 sq.ft.  Since then the Trust ha been raising awareness of Alzheimers Disease in Palakkad Dist through Seminars, and other media whenever there is an opportunity.

    Since 7th July, 2002 The Trust has been conducting a FREE Geriatric Allopathic Medical Camp to the under privileged community in and around Kodumba Panchayat and on average, 50 to 60 senior citizens avail this service - Free Medical consultation and medicines given by the Trust.

    Management of the Trust

    Trustee / President

    Dr. M. Sivathanu Pillai - A leading consultant psychiatrist in Palakkad is also a comitted Social Worker always available for any humanitarian work.. He is well respected in the Palakkad IMA and is the back bone of “Margadeepthi” a charitable Organisation helping Psychiatric patients in Palakkad. Tel. No. 0491 – 2533873  / 944707 3383

    Trustee / Secretary

    Sri. P. Madhusudhan - Is the Resident / Secretary of Karunya GCC. He is a retired manager from British Petroleum, Dubai, widely travelled with wide experience of people management in India & Abroad.
    Tel. No. 0491 2571090 / 9447408252

    Trustee / Member

    Sri. K. Mayankutty - Is the Resident / Trustee of Karunya GCC and is living with his wife Mrs.Sathidevi who supports Mayankutty in the activities of the centre. Mayankutty is a retired Railway Employee with a long history of charity work through Sri. Satya Sai Bhaba organization in Palakkad.
    Tel. No. 0491 – 2571090 / 9495396406

    Trustee / Member

    Sri. K. Sundareswaran – is a retired Businessman with wide experience in the field of Medicines. He is also a well known social worker in Palakkad with strong commitment and integrity.
    Tel. No. 9037950929

    Trustee / Member Sri. P. Santhana Krishnan - is a retired Nationalized Bank Manager with wide contacts in his field of work. He is also a man of compassion towards the marginalized community of the society.
    Tel.No. 9048445331

    The above team of Trustees, is efficiently supported by a locally constituted “Karunya Welfare Committee” with 15 members, well known in the local community for their commitment in different charitable services. This team is lead by Sri. P. Parameswaran, retired from Indian Air force.
    Tel. No. 0491 – 25272126 / 9400872126