Vishranthi the old age village is the first project of Home Trust, Kannur. The Trust was registered on 28th June 2002 under the Trusts Act 1882. Shri K.J. Joseph I.P.S. Director-General of Police (Retd.) and his wife Smt. Rita Joseph are the founders of the Trust. There are five other Trustees, men and women belonging to various religious communities.
The foundation stone of Vishranthi was laid on 3rd December 2003. Construction was completed and a house warming ceremony held on 2nd September 2004, in less than 9 months. His Excellency the Governor of Kerala Sri R. L. Bhatia formally inaugurated Vishranthi on 12th January 2005 in a meeting presided over by Sri A.K. Antony the former Chief Minister of Kerala.
The aim of the Trust is to render services that would make a difference to the life of old people. Vishranthi is meant for accommodating old men and women above the age of 60 and who do not have anybody locally to look after them. Vishranthi, a word adopted from Shakunthalam denotes a place where old people live in peace and comfort.
A seven-acre plot was purchased for this at Pariyaram in the Kannur district of Kerala and a compound wall was built around it. Independent cottages are constructed to accommodate old people with all the modern amenities. The entire land and all the buildings are the property of the Trust. According to the Deed of Trust, no Trustee is allowed to earn an income/profit out of the Trust.