From The Hindu. The 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 their eyes and 20 bodies. A body was donated to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital in 2008. … Read moreDonating organs gaining acceptance – Senior citizens leading the way.
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 of such an incident? If so please share details.
Dr 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 a world-class hospital and college springing from the ruins of Tokyo; thanks to his pioneering … Read moreAdvice From a 101 Year Old Doctor
Until 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. Similarly, in today’s world, most elders believe non-specific joint pain is inevitable. This, again, need … Read moreActively managing joint pain in elders
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 essentials, higher medical needs and lower risk taking ability all add to the challenges. To … Read more10 investment tips to lead a peaceful retired life
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 in India and need to be monitored regularly. How many people who come to America … Read moreNew York times looks at family care giving from an NRI Perspective
In 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 including age. Many senior citizens, it was felt, were unable to attend the IPL matches … Read moreAppa-Amma Scheme
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 lines (especially the Indian news). Where is the good news?
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 interest on PPF has been lowered from 8.8 per cent to 8.7 per cent with … Read moreRBI reduces interest rate on Senior Citizens Savings Scheme