Monthly Archives: April 2013

Donating organs gaining acceptance – Senior citizens leading the way.

From The Hindu.

CB18--SENIOR_CITIZENThe concept of donating one’s body for medical research is gradually gaining acceptance among the people here. Groups of senior citizens have started pledging body.

Recently 46 members of Brindavan Senior Citizen Foundation pledged to donate …

Adopting parents – Winds of change?

There is new TV commercial for Havells Fans where a couple enter an old age home and ask to adopt parents as they have none.  Very nice idea – may even inspire someone to try it.

 

Have you heard …

Advice From a 101 Year Old Doctor

hinoharaDr Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world’s longest-serving physicians and educators. Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing. After World War II, he envisioned …

Actively managing joint pain in elders

jointpainUntil a few decades ago, people believed that progressive blindness was an unavoidable consequence of aging. Not anymore. With easy cataract operations and other advances in corrective surgery, vision is no longer such a big problem for most senior citizens.…

10 investment tips to lead a peaceful retired life

You may have spent a good part of your life earning hard so that you can lead a peaceful retired life. Yet, the investment challenges for a retired individual remains aplenty. Diminished income flow and steady rise in price of …

New York times looks at family care giving from an NRI Perspective

New York times blog regularly covers issues relating to senior citizens in USA.  Many of the issues addressed are relevant to India as well.  Their latest entry talks about how NRIs cope with long-distance caring situations where the parent(s) live …

Appa-Amma Scheme

MA-Chidambaram-StadiumIn a first of its kind, India Cements, the owner of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the IPL team has launched a service specifically for senior citizens.

Most Indians are cricket crazy and not surprisingly this is true across all demographics …

“Senior citizen” in the news!

Just on a whim, I typed “Senior citizen” and searched the news on Google.  The snapshot of the first page results are shown below.  Almost every news item is about senior citizens beaten up or murdered or something along those …

RBI reduces interest rate on Senior Citizens Savings Scheme

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today notified 0.1 per cent reduction each in the interest rates on Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) to be effective from fiscal beginning April 1, 2013.

The rate of …