Monthly Archives: September 2012

A gentle pace…

The best thing about running a shop is all the people you get to meet everyday.  As a specialty shop, most of our walk-in customers are senior citizens in and around the neighbourhood  of our showroom.  All of them walk …

Elderly healthcare – Lessons from the UK

Elderly health care in UKAnother article on elder care caught my eye this morning.  It was a talk by aptly named Dr. Andrew Elder on elderly healthcare and learning from UK what not to do!

The expert in geriatric medicine from Edinburgh was delivering …

Fauja Singh – Age is just a number

Marathon RunnerThe Hindu is carrying an article today (23rd of Sept. 2012) on one of our more famous seniors in the world today – Fauja Singh.   Born more than 100 years ago (1911, unverified), he has been competing in and more …

Indian to western commode converters – Review

In most of the older and more traditional Indian houses, the commodes are Indian style commodes that require you to go on your haunches.  While the Indian-style commode has its advantages, as we grow older, the western commode becomes far …

No country for old (wo)men

India today has over 78 Lakh citizens over the age of 80. The number of people in the 60-plus age group is expected to cross the 100 million mark in 2013!

“And yet, states haven’t woken up to putting in …

Senior Citizen Reverse Mortgage Loan

Among the many well thought out schemes that have been made available by the Government of India specifically for Senior Citizens is the Reverse Mortgage Loan.  This is a fantastic scheme that allows senior citizens to monetize their property without …

Celebrating Age – India Expo 2012

Vision India is organizing a Celebrating Age – India Expo 2012 across all major cities in India during the months of September and October 2012.  This is a major event for senior citizens of India showcasing over 50 stalls including …

Thoughts on our name

We named our store for Senior Citizens “Old is Gold Store” because it has a nice positive ring to it and reflects our sincere belief that our parents and elderly friends are as precious as gold.

However, in the e-commerce …

The Karma Fighter C Wheelchair

This Karma fighter series wheel chair and is a very basic, no-frills, inexpensive wheel chair.  It has leather-like polyester fiber material for the bottom and back and a chrome plated metal frame and is ideally suited for indoor use.  It …

Wheel Chair – Safety Precautions

Here are some simple things you need to check and do to ensure that the person sitting in the wheel chair is safe.

1.  When you are wheeling the patient within the house, the passages and door ways may be …