15 million elderly Indians live all alone: Census

censusAlmost 15 million elderly Indians live all alone and close to three-fourths of them are women. In some states like Tamil Nadu the proportion of such ‘single elders’ is even higher with one in eleven of those aged above 60 …

India ranked 69th by Global AgeWatch

rankingThe Global AgeWatch Index 2014 has ranked India a lowly 69th among 96 countries it has ranked on how friendly the countries are for senior citizens.

It performs best in the enabling environment domain (52), a significant increase from its …

Elders day round-up

A lot of activities are being planned by various organizations during the first week of October in view of the Elders’ day.

One such event is a Geriatric Screening camp.  Other than the Pneumonia vaccination, everything else is free.  Please …

Jashan – An event for senior citizens

jashn-invite_insideBhiwadi – NCR township on NH 8 is all set to host 2 days senior citizen sports and culture activities. ‘Jashan’ as the event titled, is a unique initiative by Active senior living a retirement housing venture of Ashiana Housing …

Finding new requirements

spectacle_finderEarlier today, we addressed a ladies club at a defence colony in Chennai. The purpose of the meeting was two-fold, one to tell them about the products we have and the other to get suggestions of products they may want …

Old is Gold Store in the News

thumb_s3Kungumam – A Tamil Magazine brings out another magazine/supplement called Thozhi and they recently brought out an Independence Day issue covering many aspects of senior life in India.  Two articles came in the issue relating to Old is Gold Store.  …

Special Security Cell for Senior Citizen in Odisha

elder_safetySAMBALPUR: In a bid to provide safety to elderly citizens, who are becoming easy target of criminals, SP Prateek Mohanty launched a Senior Citizen Security Cell here on Tuesday.

The cell was launched in Khetrajpur police station and will be …

Udhavi – A volunteer group to help senior citizens

17DCADYR_UDHAVI__2062717gUdhavi – A volunteer group that provides companionship services to elders in their area was covered by the Hindu last week. Excerpts below.

Their children have flown the nest. They have to take care of themselves. Needless to say, they

Senior citizens in the news

oldmanOn Google, there is a facility by which you can set “Alerts” on specific keywords and phrases. Whenever a new article, or web page  with the specified words is added/created, Google sends you a mail with the link to the …

Legal support for Seniors – Free from Dignity Foundation

Dignity Foundation Chennai Chapter is launching their “Legal Clinic” at Dignity Foundation Office on August 13th.
dignity_foundationThe idea behind “Legal Clinic” is to offer senior citizens trusted information and advice on legal issues and clear doubts that they might have. …