A new assisted living residence for devotees who cannot live independently is set to open within six months time in Vrindavan, India, the holy place of Lord Krishna’s pastimes. The fourteen-room facility will prioritize the first generation of ISKCON devotees who are now beginning to retire; as well as the next generation and then the extended families of devotees. “Our idea is to give devotees who have given their life to the movement a comfortable living arrangement in the Holy Dhama of Vrindavan,” says project vice-chair Trikalajna Das.
A joint initiative between ISKCON UK and the SWAN end of life scheme was launched at a day conference in the ISKCON Temple in Leicester. SWAN offers dedicated support to patients in the last days of life and to their families into bereavement and beyond.