Aims & Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Hninzigone Home for the Aged are two-fold :

  1. To accommodate, render help and care to the homeless aged from all parts of the Union of Myanmar irrespective of sex, race, class or religion.
  2. To create a peaceful tranquil atmosphere and environment for all residents during their dotage and infirmity.

Daily Life

It is interesting to observe how the grandpas and grandmas spend their day at the Home. An institutionalized Home like Hninzigone calls for some group work while others are left to suit their individual inclinations. A day's programme goes something like this:

Morning tea or coffee and light food is served from 05:30 to 06:30 to start the day. Then all Buddhists assemble in the Dhammayone Hall for group prayers from 06:30 to 07:00. Two hours are spent as leisure time when they are free to follow their own interests. From 09:00 to 09:30, half an hour is spent in meditation, followed by one hour of own time.

Lunch is served from 10:30 to 11:00 followed by two and a half hours of rest. Afternoon tea or coffee is served from 13:30 to 14:30, followed by group praying for half an hour, Leisure time follows from 15:00 to 16:30.

Dinner is served from 16:30 to 17:00, followed by group praying. After half an hour rest they can enjoy TV or video show from 18:00 to 19:30. Another one and a half hour of free time again till 21:00 when they retire for the night.

The visiting hours are between 08:00 hr and 17:00 hr when grandpas and grandmas can receive guests at the reception room.