NATURE: The NJCT Home is located in a salubrious natural environment -- 500 meters from the sea, breezy and cool throughout the day. The residents enjoy the luxury of walking along the seashore and seeing the glory of the rising sun every morning; and can say with the poet: “The windows of my soul, I throw wide open to the Sun.” (My Psalm, Stanza 2). There is the garden inside the Home with greenery and lovely flowers. The sunlight that radiates and the sea breeze that flows through every unit of the Home add to the health and well-being of the resident seniors. It is an unpolluted environment.
PSYCHOLOGY: The NJCT Home functions as a cemented family, where friendship sprouts through natural association. A feeling of brotherhood/ sisterhood is fostered by the community living and common activities. The feeling of isolation and helplessness faced earlier gets replaced with a new sense of confidence, mutual help and common identity. Insecurity and despair get replaced by a positive feeling that the Trust and the members do stand by and will do their best in case of need. There is relief from the burden of routine. The residents develop an eagerness to do their best for the Home and also for others in the Home, who may need help. A Naya Jyoti family is created establishing a social and family environment.
LOCATION: The Home is located in the southern tip of Madras City, accessible by the East Coast road, and at five minutes walk from the Panayur Bus stop. It is at a distance of about 27 km from Madras airport. Public transport and private vehicles are available. A shopping center is coming up nearby with shops and various services. The prestigious Tamil Nadu Hospital is accessible through a cross road at a distance of 4 km. At 11 km, extensive facilities of every kind are available and easily accessible by an all-weather road. There is excellent drinking water supply in the location.
LIFE-STYLE: The Home provides a life-style for healthy living and intellectual interaction. The units have been constructed to provide a minimum of 100 square feet of private area per person, apart from a per capita common area of 200 to 300 square feet. With good quality construction and provision of regular cleaning and other services, the life-style amply meets the needs of middle-class families for a clean and hygienic living.
ECONOMY: Economy is maintained in the Home consistent with efficiency. While waste is not allowed, essential needs are not denied. Quality food, exercise, medicare, mental activities, and spiritual environment, ensure the overall DIGNITY and PEACE in the HOME.
The PROJECT ENVIRONMENT has been created by developing and adopting STANDARDS in DESIGN, ACCOMMODATION NEEDS, CONSTRUCTION, FOOD, MEDICARE, EDUCATION and SPIRITUAL GROWTH, SERVICES and STANDARDS in ADMISSIONS.