Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tamae Watanabe(73) – Oldest person to conquer Mt. Everest

On 19th May 2012, Tamae Watanable, at the age of 73, conquered Mt. Everest and became the oldest person to reach the top of the highest peak in the world.  She bettered her own record set 10 years earlier.…

Flying and Limited mobility – continuation

I just wrote about this yesterday and there is more good news for the disabled and people with mobility restrictions flying within India.

You may remember that a few months back, a person on a wheelchair was offloaded from an …

How true – for so many of us!

Got this forward today. Seemed apt for this blog and so I decided to post it here.

An elderly man in Mumbai calls his son in New York and says,
I hate to ruin your day son, but I

Limited Mobility and flying

If you are flying domestic or international, and have mobility issues, it is important that you understand what facilities your selected airline carrier provides. Different Indian airlines seem to provide different levels of service and some charge for the services …

Senior citizen facilities from the Indian railways

There are a lot of facilities provided by the Indian Government for senior citizens on paper. Unfortunately not many of these are available in reality. The most obvious reason for this is the general apathy on the part of the …

Parents vs Profession

A couple of independent discussions around the topic of elderly parents being left to fend for themselves in India came to my notice last week.  One was on facebook.  A friend had posted

ppl May disagree With what i say,

The 3 R’s for Senior Citizens

I was recently talking to a senior citizen customer and he shared with me the 3 R’s that are of utmost importance to them during this phase of their life.

They want to be relevant.  Through a career typically …

World Diabetes Day – Get your random blood sugar test done today

Today, 14th November 2012, is World Diabetes Day.

Hospitals around India are offering to do a diabetes screening random blood sugar test for FREE.   If you are over 35 years old, take this opportunity to screen yourself for diabetes …

DVT Risk – Self Assessment

Here is a quick way to do a self assessment to see if you are at risk of suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis.  For each of the criteria below, give yourself points against the option that is right for you. …

Foot care for diabetics

Over 60% of diabetics suffer from some form of nerve damage.  This is called diabetic neuropathy. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms …