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. Tamae Watanabe reached Everest’s 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet … Read moreTamae Watanabe(73) – Oldest person to conquer Mt. Everest

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 while others provide this for free. Also different airlines have different rules regarding powered wheelchairs … Read moreLimited Mobility and flying

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 various organizations and government bodies who are responsible for ensuring the availability of these facilities. … Read moreSenior citizen facilities from the Indian railways

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 – India’s fastest growing disease. Old is Gold Store takes this opportunity to wish you … Read moreWorld Diabetes Day – Get your random blood sugar test done today

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 such as pain, tingling, or numbness-loss of feeling-in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Nerve … Read moreFoot care for diabetics