The first National Senior Living Association in India was formed during the first ever Retirement Living World India in December 2011. The 3 Day conference in New Delhi, which was attended by influential senior living companies in India, created the opportunity to give this industry the importance it deserves.
Association of Senior Living India (ASLI) was formed, as an initiative by Mr. M H Dalal, CMD of Oasis Senior Living, a veteran consultant and an assiduous proponent of the Senior Living industry for the last decade, with the support of Mr. Ankur Gupta, Jt. Managing Director of Ashiana Housing, creators of Senior Homes under UTSAV.
The Acronym, ASLI, meaning ‘real’ in Hindi, was coined by Mr. Dalal, to echo the urgent need for real and committed players in this nascent industry of Senior Living.
The same Hindi word is used in the Malay language, where it is also taken as meaning ‘Original’ – in Malaysia the term Orang Asli is used to describe the early, or original.
While ASLI will not provide any direct services to the “Target audience”, it aims to safeguard their interest and be an interface between them and service providers.
ASLI will strive to outline guidelines, frameworks, policies, and so on, more for the ASSISTED LIVING space rather than for Independent or Adult living. ASLI will create guidelines to advance excellence in senior living in India and champion quality of life for the millions of Indian seniors who will benefit from professionally-managed senior living communities.
ASLI has been incorporated under Section 25 of the Indian Companies act. It is a Non- Profit, no Capital Organisation.