Redefining Retirement Living in Hyderabad

It is said “You have to put off being young until you can retire,” and many can relate to the sentiment, especially the part about letting your carefree side take a backseat for the greater good of the family. While everyone relishes the joy of protecting and providing for the family, it eventually runs its course. However, retirement usually stirs mixed emotions. On the one hand, there is the excitement of being free of responsibility and on the other hand there is a sense of apprehension about losing independence and identity. It’s time to regain the spirit of youth and bask in the glory of a job well done. Rightfully earned, retirement should and can be all about enjoying the fruits of hard labour.
Until about a decade ago, the only viable options in India for those who chose to live independently were old age homes. While this may be a functional solution, one may view it as a mere shift in dependency from members of the family to a third party. In western countries since the concept of nuclear families and living independently has existed longer than in India; the existing senior-care facilities cater to a broad spectrum of requirements with the most important requirement being a life of dignity.
The good news is that the retired and those who are on the brink of retirement in India, can begin to allay their trepidation. Options have now opened up, that can maintain an independent lifestyle easing the transition to retirement. Recently at Hyderabad, Covai Senior Care Construction and Pragati Resorts came together to launch the retirement community project Serene Pragati. The senior specialty villa project on the resort premises consists of 328 affordable luxurious villas; making it the largest retirement community in Andhra Pradesh.
Serene Pragati also extends the ‘Assisted Living’ services to the residents in need. The facility is apt for people that require extra personal care with roundthe-clock medical attention. ‘Assisted Living’ help can lend support with some of the activities of daily living such as getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night, stocking on essentials like medication or travelling to appointments.
A brainchild of Colonel (Veteran) Achal Sridharan VSM, an ex-Army officer, Covai Senior Care Constructions was established in 2001 as Covai Property Centre (Pvt.) Ltd. with a vision to create quality constructions at an affordable cost which meets customers’ expectations. They have specialised in senior care projects carving a name for themselves in treating senior citizens with utmost care and dignity.
Commenting on the retirement community, Colonel (Veteran) Achal Sridharan VSM, an ex-Army officer said “Serene Pragati proximity to Hyderabad provides the ideal balance of urban facilities and remote tranquility. The convenient location increases access to interesting activities and getaways. A warm, welcoming city such as Hyderabad with a huge NRI base and a cosmopolitan outlook, will benefit from a good retirement community with modern amenities. At Serene Pragati we believe that residents should revel in retirement to the fullest.”
The 35 acre community is enveloped in a dense foliage of about 650 different varieties of aromatic flora spread over 2500 acres. The area was developed under the principle of Pushpa Ayurveda – a form of healing using natural flower essences to bring harmony and stimulate the body natural ability to self-heal. The 25 lakh aroma plants that include several Indian heritage flowering trees, tropical plants and medicinal herbs, provide a perfect haven for retirement.
In addition to the soothing environment, Serene Pragati is also designed to ease domestic burden. The central kitchen provides freshly cooked vegetarian food which is accessible to all residents. A medical centre with a resident doctor, nurse, physiotherapist as well as a fully equipped ambulance is available to render immediate medical attention. The community also has roundthe-clock security and maintenance. Besides the gym, those who enjoy physical activities can pursue indoor badminton, table tennis, billairds and swimming in their spare time.
As an added perk, the residents of Serene Pragati are entitled to a lifetime membership at Pragati Resorts. A nature lover’s delight, the resort spans 85 acres and is enclosed by 2500 acres of lush greenery. The scenic resort which comprises of ‘Lovely Lake’ across 100 acres and a breath-taking creek that runs 25 km, is a ‘Standard Luxury Eco Friendly Resort’ as awarded by the Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh. The club house facilities such as an amphitheatre, jogging track, 9 hole golf course and dance floor are considered to be one of the finest in the country. At Serene Pragati retirement is exhilarating freedom from humdrum existence. To all the supermoms and workaholics, out there, yes it’s true. There is life after retirement, and it could be everything you always dreamed it would be!

  1. Dr.S.S.N.RAO 7 months ago

    I’m interested in both Keerti and Mak.Kindly let me know if you have luxury old age homes on monthly payment bassis.

  2. Vijay 10 months ago

    It was really such a good idea.

  3. T D SUDHAKAR 2 years ago


  4. Mak 5 years ago

    Mak projects are developing gated community homes for all age group of people in an lush green natural environment where we feel like we are at a Holiday in Hyderabad as the homes are designed with all facilities.resorts like of infrastructure.

  5. keerthi 5 years ago

    After retirement many people wish to live away from hectic city life in an lush green pollution free environment homes.Keerthi Estates are providing Eco friendly independent homes and Villas for Sale Hyderabad with all facilities and security in an affordable price.We are developing world class gated communities away from city near outer ring road.

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