Our mission started in 2018 when Mahesh Nileswhar, Executive Director, and Founder of SACHAYS realized that South Asian seniors were vulnerable to loneliness. They needed to socialize with people from similar language and cultural backgrounds and build meaningful relationships. He started SACHAYS as an informal group that would meet for yoga and social activities. COVID-19 has lots to do with our growth. As everyone especially the seniors started to feel isolated, there was an urgent need to keep them engaged and active. Physical activities were moved online. We added more programs and activities that everyone could attend on zoom. Today we provide support to seniors, women, youth and families through our health and wellness programs, music, dance, arts and crafts, info-sessions, mentoring, peer-support, and counselling. We create opportunities for cultural connections and help for newcomers to assimilate into Canadian life.
SACHAYS dips into South Asian culture, heritage, arts, and crafts and draws its strength by embracing best practices from all other cultures. With a wide canvas, we leverage all forms of arts and crafts to inspire and motivate its members.
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