We founded Arama because we felt seniors should have more options
…from the food to activities.
Nairobi is abuzz with new restaurants, events and things to do, and lots of new creative ways to entertain little children and young adults. However we realised that services and entertainment for seniors are scarce and most depended on their families and community centres for support and entertainment. This often meant that ageing became a hapless, lonely journey.
We also understand the challenges of ageing – both, on you and your families. We met a number of seniors whose families weren’t in a position to spend sufficient time with them because of their busy work schedules and commitments. These seniors were battling with the hassles of Nairobi living – power and electricity shortages, managing staff, navigating through traffic to go shopping, insecurity and other daily chores. We also learnt that loneliness was widespread. As we delved deeper, we realised that the loneliness and boredom had serious effects – including depression, dementia and fluctuations in blood pressure. We felt more and more passionate about these issues and believed it was possible to improve the status quo for senior citizens.