Monthly Archives: October 2012

Changing perceptions one joke at a time…

I just got the book Probus – Way To Dignified Ageing.  I will be reviewing this book in detail soon, but wanted to share something of significant import before that.

For many of us, when we were young, our parents …

Active ageing – Introduction to Probus Club

One way to remain active after retirement is to join a club such as a Probus Club where you will have an opportunity to meet and interact with other retired and semi-retired people and get involved in activities of mutual …

Don’t wait for your first break – get Anti-slip mats

October 20th was the World Osteoporosis day.  Their slogan is “Stop at one.  Make your first break the last”.   According to some studies, 1 in 5 older people die within a year of their first fracture and 1 in …

Shaving as you age

As one ages, even simple routine activities such as shaving and grooming can become difficult. Things become further complicated if you suffer from tremors of the hand.

Essential tremor is the most common tremor. It is rarely seen when the …

Ten priority actions to maximize the opportunity of ageing populations – From UNFPA

The UNFPA report titled “Ageing In the Twenty-First Century – A Celebration and A Challenge”  has listed the top ten priority actions to be taken to maximize the opportunity of ageing populations.  With the Indian 60+ population nearly touching 100 …

Harnessing the Potential of Older People

In every continent and almost every country, our population is growing older. Increasing life expectancy, thanks to improved diets, better sanitation, medical advances and greater prosperity, as well as falling birth rates are altering the age profile of our societies …

Active Ageing – Shoba De

An Interview with Shoba De in the Hindu today. She talks about her physical, mental and emotional ages and her views on ageing.  A good read for everyone!

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/this-de-and-age/article4020648.ece

What is Osteoporosis?

Today, October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day.

Get your Bone Mineral Density test done today.  It is a 2 minute non-invasive, simple procedure that can tell you if you are Osteoporosis free, Osteopenic (at high risk), or Osteoporofic (having …

Simplest way to avoid dengue

It appears that dengue is rearing its ugly head again.  In the last week or so, Chennai has reported several cases of dengue with at least a handful of fatal cases.  Dengue and other mosquito borne diseases are set to …

Approach CAG if you need any help

In an article titled “Catering to the elderly“, S Saroja writes about insurance related issues faced by senior citizens and how CAG can help.

The CAG is the citizen, consumer and civic action group.  CAG came into existence …