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Igniting the Spark of Life in people with dementia


Mumbai – Maharashtra

Silver Innings  – Nalasopara West & Virar West, Mumbai Western Suburban – On the Journey to Become Spark of Life Centres of Excellence.

Nalasopara West and Virar West are both residential care homes providing full time care for fifteen people with 23 staff members caring for them. They also have room for four further people on respite visits.

Sailesh Mishra, Spark of Life Master Practitioner


Sailesh is a Social Entrepreneur and is known in India for his social justice work for the welfare of Senior Citizens and people with dementia.

After 15 years of working in corporate marketing, he made a shift and dedicated his life to creating an elder-friendly world where ageing becomes a positive and rewarding experience. In April 2008, Sailesh founded his social enterprise organization, Silver Innings, to achieve this goal.

In August 2013, Sailesh set up Mumbai city’s first dedicated assisted living elder care home, Nalsopara West, and in 2016 the second home in Virar.

Sailesh using the Spark of Life Way of connecting and communicating with one of his beautiful residents
A resident having a delightful time together with one of the dedicated Supportive Partners.

Sailesh is dedicated to embedding the Spark of Life Philosophy into the care of people with dementia in his homes to bring the philosophy to people in his local community.

Local children come on a daily basis & brighten the lives of the residents.

The Spark of Life Culture Enrichment Program has given Sailesh a systematic way of providing ongoing and life-changing education on dementia care and he is looking forward to both his homes achieving certification as Spark of Life Centres of Excellence.

Watch Sailesh Mishra expressing in his native language Hindi & in English his reflections about the Spark of Life Philosophy: