Monthly Archives: March 2013

Book review: The Complete Eldercare Planner

BookReview1_CompleteEldercarePlannerThis is a guide to manage the care of your aging family.  Though it is written in the context of the western world, much of what is written is equally applicable to the millions of family caregivers across India.

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A more poignant meaning of customer attrition

facing-death1In our business, most of our customers are elderly people. We meet them quite regularly, either when they come to our store or when we visit them when making a delivery. Invariably, they sit down and talk to us for

Gift Idea: Elegant foldable and height-adjustable walking stick

Travel walking stick

Adjustable length, foldable walking stick. Ergonomically designed and stable this walking stick gives you sufficient support while looking stylish.Ideally suited for people who travel as this model can be folded and carried in your suitcase or hand luggage.

To …

Senior Heroes – Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan

Ustad_Abdul_RashidThe grand old man from the Gwalior Gharana, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan is 105 years old and still composing, writing poetry and performing on the big stage.  Born in August 1908,  in Salon qasba, about 24 kms from Rae Bareli …

Women’s Day gesture by Adyarite

Donation of commode chair

Mrs. Lalitha Seetharam  a Senior Citizen of Besant Nagar Adyar  donated a new fully adjustable commode chair to Vishranthi an old age home in Pallavakam.  Old is Gold Store – a Store for Senior Citizens also from Adyar the supplier

Family care givers support group

RamaCareOver tens of millions of urban families in India have elders, who need special care and support, living at home.  Most of this care and support is provided by close family members – the spouse, children, close relatives and neighbours.  …

Senior Mobile Phone from Fujitsu – The Stylistic S01

orange-stylistic-s01Fujitsu, the Japanese electronic major has recently launched a new mobile smart phone that has been designed and built ground up to be senior friendly.  While there are other players already in the senior phone market such as our own …

Silver and its anti-bacterial properties.

how-silver-ions-workYou would be surprised to know that silver and silver compounds have a toxic effect on various bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi. While heavy metals such as mercury and lead have similar properties, the advantage with silver is that it …

Budget 2013 – What’s in it for the Senior citizen

geriatric_careIn a boost to geriatric care across the country, the national programme for the healthcare of the elderly has been allotted Rs. 150 crore under the Union Budget 2013-14.

This fund is to be split among 21 states for 100 …