Silverdale EvenTide Home (Home for the Aged), Sankeshwar.
Silverdale EvenTide Home (SETH), a Christian Old Age Home, was established in 1990 by Ms. Miriam Keyse, a Missionary from the UK in the 1960s. Initially, Ms. Miriam Keyse worked at the Sankeshwar Mission Hospital and Kanapur Girls’ Home for several years and during that time she noticed the sheer need for a home to care for the elderly sick people who were abandoned by their relatives. Gradually SETH developed as a retirement home for the elderly providing a quiet and spiritual environment for spending the evening time of their lives peacefully. This being a Sankeshwar Mission Hospital project, is managed by Sankeshwar Mission Hospital Trust, under Stewards Association in India. The campus is spread across around 6 acres and surrounded by greenery with a view of the hills, providing an atmosphere of peace and serenity. Not all the residents have the means to contribute towards their stay (minimum resident contribution), hence the expenses for such inmates are to be managed by Silverdale. There is also a category of the resident facility where the rates are considerably subsidized to make it feasible for the poor and underprivileged. Currently, Silverdale has a capacity of 45 beds. Two new senior citizens were admitted to Silverdale in the last three months. We now have 22 residents. We are continuously improving the facilities at Silverdale to make it a more peaceful and comfortable place for the residents to spend their retired lives. Mrs. Grace Kurian W/o Mr. Kurian Oommen has Joined as General Superintendent at Silverdale and has taken over the responsibilities from Ms. Miriam Keyse, who is now 93 years old. There is an excellent opportunity for Christian witness and gospel outreach among the residents, their relatives, and the numerous visitors who come to spend time with the elderly.