Category Archives: Opinion

“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 …

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

Don’t lose your marbles

Active Ageing logo v3Active ageing defies the phrase “counting your years”, and instead repositions everyday with activity that becomes fun and enjoyable.

Senior Citizens often find themselves with too little to do after retiring or once their children grow up and move away. …

Most of our elderly parents live in denial

protecting elderlyMost of our parents, even though they have become older and have lost some of their balance, still believe that they are completely capable of living unaided.  Genuine inability to notice the gradual deterioration of faculties along with not wanting …

Introduce your parents to the internet and watch them have fun

oldman_computerAfter several years of avoidance (on the part of both of us), I finally taught my father to use a computer when he was 80 years old. Within a couple of months, he was corresponding with family, friends and colleagues …

Second career – Active ageing

featherIn the book Illusions: The adventures of a reluctant messiah by Richard Bach, the messiah says “This is a test to see if your mission in this life is complete, if you are alive, it isn’t.”…

Considering moving into an old age home? Here are some tips…

Hands-with-houseIn developed countries, a fair number of the old and infirm live in care homes, personal care centres and adult family homes – all different ways of calling what is essentially an old age home. Living in an old age …

International Day of people with disability – 3rd December

ribbon-135x110 (1)International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Searching the net for information regarding IDPwD and …

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,