Jeevan Dhara – An uninterrupted flow of life.
(Before you read, please let me make it clear that I have visioned the concept of Jeevan Dhara purely as a service to the community for the benefit of the Indian Seniors.
I have no commercial or financial interest in this project.)
सवालो पूछनेमें बिता दिया बचपन
जवाबो ढूंढनेमें बीत गई जवानी
अब बूढापा सामने खडा पूछ रहा है
कैसे बिताओगे बची हुई जिंदगी?
You hired a CFP for financial planning and a broker for share market. You have consulted a doctor for your health, a psychiatrist for your stress management and a dietician for your diet. At gym your exercise routine is prepared by a teacher.
But, have you searched for your retirement lifestyle planner? If not, come to Jeevan Dhara. It is there, your lifestyle ready planned for you.
Have you been on a cruise? How wonderful the life is on a cruise ship? No worries. A smorgasbord of breakfast, lunch and dinner is ready every day. Walk around the ship and take part in your choice of exercise, games, entertainment, swimming, dancing, etc. Attend education classes and learn something new every day. At every port, your off-shore excursion is organised. No worries. You are in a secure environment. And what a pleasure it was to have dinner with the captain of the ship, chatting with him and listening to his experiences at the sea? You didn’t have to know who built or owned the ship. You didn’t have to know who did the planning of everything and who did the hard work of shopping of grocery, cooking, cleaning, washing, etc. You just enjoyed the life. And you wish you had that lifestyle all the time. But the few number of days you had booked were over and you had to get off the cruise ship. So sad !
How would you like to be a part owner of a cruise ship so that you don’t have to get off it? Can you make that lifestyle of a cruise to be permanent part of your life?
Yes, you can.
That lifestyle is described in my Hub page:
That lifestyle is waiting for you aboard the cruise ship Jeevan Dhara parked as a permanent part of a 200 million dollars, 20 acres, Tarneit Junction. It will be built by the experienced and enthusiastic developers Mr. Sunil Kumar and his wife Dr. Rekha Kumar. They have already built a few medical centres, dental clinics, properties, etc.
Jeevan Dhara is Coming to Reality
Jeevan Dhara, Australia’s First Indian food based, co-operative community luxurious lifestyle Retirement living concept, for the Financially Independent Indian Silvers is now going to be a reality. After reading my article in Beyond India and my concept of Jeevan Dhara published in the Hub Page, many got inspired and attended my lecture, organised by ISCA at Ashwood Hall, to explain Jeevan Dhara Living concept and to motivate our community to build Jeevan Dhara. Many of them showed strong desire to live in Jeevan Dhara but faced challenge on how this dream could become a reality.
Mr. Sunil Kumar (55 year) attended my Lecture. He was impressed by the proposed quality of retired life at Jeevan Dhara. He got motivated to take up this challenge and decided to Incorporate and build Jeevan Dhara living concept as a part of their over $200 million dollars project at Tarneit. He and his wife Dr. Rekha Kumar themselves will spend their retired life in Jeevan Dhara.
Jeevan Dhara is a heaven on earth.
Here life is a bliss after retirement.
Here experts will cook all your meals, every day.
Jeevan Dhara is a true retirement for women – no more cooking, cleaning or washing.
In Jeevan Dhara the experts will organise entertainment for you.
Keep Physically Fit and Mentally Active
There is no fun in living long if you are suffering from physical or mental illness.
In Jeevan Dhara the experts will organise your physical and mental activities. You will be healthy and happy.
As per your choice you will be able to participate everyday in yoga, tai-chi, Zumba, physical games and such health giving activities, even if weather is not good, because it is organised in your building. All you have to do is to come down in the lift.
The mental health programme will keep your mind healthy and active and protect you from Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
In this hall, organised by your association, you meet your friends only once a week or month. If you miss it for some reason you have to wait another month. In Jeevan Dhara there will be socialising every day. Have a cuppa or play games with your friends in the common hall. Enjoy and live long in company of your loving friends.
Good food, happy life, will keep you healthy, you will live long.
Don’t Live Alone
Don’t make your retirement years boring and unhappy living lonely. Do not risk an unhappy death. Remember the case of a lonely man who fell down in his room and could not get up ? He died of starvation. His decomposed body was found after a few weeks. The vigilance programme of Jeevan Dhara will check your whereabouts twice a day to ensure your safety.
It is a secure place. Unauthorised person cannot enter the building. You do not have to live in a fear of an intruder attacking you or a burglary when you are away.
Others already Enjoy Like This, Why Not You?
Concepts similar to Jeevan Dhara have been developed in USA and India. Few examples are Shantiniketan in Orlando, Florida, Shantiniketan in Ahmedabad, India, Priya Living in Silicon Valley, Ashiana Utsav in Bhiwandi, Mumbai, etc.
Jeevan Dhara will be built to the highest construction standard suitable for seniors. The developers themselves have decided to move out of their multi million dollars 8.5 star energy rated mansion, with full roof solar panels and rain water harvesting, designed and lovingly built by themselves, and spend their retirement life in Jeevan Dhara.
Jeevan Dhara will be close to a medical centre incorporating 24/7 medical clinic, pharmacy, Indian super market, food court and many other services to make resident senior’s life comfortable.
The location is less than 10 min walking to Tarneit Railway Station and Bus Interchange, Shopping Centre, Town Centre, Library, community centre and schools. There will be a bus-stop and Taxi ramp just outside.
Jeevan Dhara will be the best Indian retirement apartments in the world. Kumar family are ensuring that the apartments are built with standards and facilities suitable for seniors. High quality fittings all around, wheelchair friendly, anti-skid tiles, rounded corners, taps and handles suitable for hands with arthritis, handrails in bathrooms, stairs and walkways, emergency alarm buttons in every apartments and lobbies, etc.
You are Buying a Lifestyle, Not an Apartment
Don’t just Retire to Something, Have Something to Retire to. At Jeevan Dhara you are not buying just a 2BR apartment; you are moving into a lifestyle of unprecedented quality, enjoyment, health and happiness that will allow you to live long and healthy life. Jeevan Dhara will be a place where every resident has the potential to live a healthy and active life over 100 year age. In Australia, today there are over 4000 men and women over the age of 100 years. The eldest is 117 year age and living healthily. By the time you reach that age, you may be one of the 40,000 of similar age. Just think of that!
The Main Difference
1) In Jeevan Dhara You own the apartment as freehold; sell or rent it as you wish or pass it on in inheritance. In most retirement villages even after paying the full price of the unit you do not get the freehold title but only a lease contract. So you cannot pass it on in inheritance. You cannot rent it or sell the property; only managing company has the right to sell it. (Ref: “Don’t buy Your Retirement Home Without Me” by Richard Andrews – available in libraries)
2) In Jeevan Dhara the lifestyle is decided and managed by the co-operative society of the resident members. So you have a say in the management of your lifestyle.
One Planet Apartments
Jeevan Dhara apartments incorporate many features of One Planet Apartments. These are based on the principles of creating a network of earth’s greenest neighbourhoods and includes solar power, energy efficient equipments, rain water harvesting, etc.
Be Positive Think Positive
Be positive and think of your retirement happiness.
Is your dream mansion such an important status symbol for you that you wish to continue to live alone an ordinary miserable life and fly on cloud nine or you wish to come to this heaven on earth and make the rest of your life memorable?
Remember, how you live, is more important than how long you live!
Ball in Your Hands
Do not procrastinate but decide promptly for your happiness.
Come forward and be the founder member of the first Jeevan Dhara in Melbourne, in Australia, in the world.
You have moved 1000’s of km away from India to live a better life in Australia; why be afraid to move 25 km to the west to live even better Life in Jeevan Dhara, Tarneit. In USA retired Indians have moved over 1000’s of km from various US states to live in Shantiniketan, Orlando. In India over 600 people from different states of India have moved over 3 hours drive away from Mumbai to live healthy and happy lifestyle in group retirement at Ashiana Utsav, Bhiwandi.
Let Your Children Have Their Independent Life
You have educated your children and made them capable of facing the difficulties in this world and build their own nest. You have fulfilled your responsibility to them. If you intend to live with them and expect their services for you, think again. Both sides will have to make so many adjustments that neither will be happy in true sense. Your lives would be governed by their will. Will you like it?(Refer BBC documentary) Pandavas of Mahabharat, did not stay with Parixit after handing over the kingdom to him! You do not have to go to ‘Vanvas’, but you surely will have a better lifestyle in Jeevan Dhara.
Your choice is very clear. Either live boring lonely life in large home or live lively in Jeevan Dhara enjoying luxurious vibrant fun filled life.
You are invited to write your views in the comment box.
Pravin Vaghani (PH: +61 0413 257 694, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Hub Pages:
Shantiniketan Indian Seniors Vegetarian Living, 1 hour from Orlando, Florida, USA
If you are planning to spend your retirement life with your children, please pay special attention to what Mr. K S Shekar has to say in the following BBC documentary: