Poona Blind Men's Association


Shirdi Sai Baba Home for Aged Blind Women is one its kind homes in India. It is an innovative senior citizen living for visually impaired women in the golden years of their life. It was founded with the purpose of giving a life of dignity to the visually impaired, who have no other shelter or place to call their home.

From a sprightly 60 years to 90 plus is the age group range for women residing at Shirdi Sai Baba Home for Aged Blind Women. These women have largely been disowned by their families due to their age and disability.

At PBMAs senior citizen living, the grannies – as they are fondly referred to – find a home and live a life with dignity.

Established in 1984, the Shirdi Sai Baba Home for Aged Blind Women is located at Dhayari, Pune. The women living here are from almost all states of India. Some have come from as far as Bengal and south India.


The building with 9 rooms is built according to the guidelines for the visually impaired, with ramps, tactile floor etc. It has the capacity to house 60 women. All facilities – boarding, lodging, medical, and other facilities provided are borne by the organization.

A team of in–house staff maintains the home. For the medical care of the grannies, a nurse is stationed on the premises 24×7. A physician visits weekly and a physiotherapist comes in twice or thrice a week.



For their social and mental well-being, the grannies have activities lined up for their entire day.

After prayers in the morning, the women can engage themselves in activities like basket weaving, or reading or singing bhajans. Several of the women know Braille and books are their companions.

Equipment for exercise and physiotherapy is available at the home.