Category Archives: safety

24-hour helpline for elders to be launched

elder-abuse-300x300The city may soon get a 24-hour helpline for senior citizens in an initiative taken up by Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), in association with Sneha Sandhya and HelpAge India.

The helpline at the YMCA, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the …

Staying safe in a bad world

Aluminium-Door-Security-GrillThere is an article in a newspaper today that states that Tamil Nadu stands second in the number of senior citizens murdered so far this year.

Quite shocking. But I am not surprised. Most seniors are very trusting and let …

Tips on balance as you age

Falls are relatively common in older adults who live at home, and increase with advancing age. Falls are associated with an increase in mortality, a reduction in mobility and greater dependence in activities of daily living.

Balance, the ability …

Choosing the right walking aid

As you age, it is not uncommon to have balance problems. Reasons could be as diverse as heel pain to dizzy spells. Once you have gone to the doctor and ensured that the underlying problem is being taken care, it …

Senior friendly railway stations

At Old is Gold Store, wherever we go, we make it a habit to look at all public places such as railway stations, resorts, hotels and restaurants through the eyes of a senior citizen so that we can highlight all …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Travelers Thrombosis – Precautions and prevention

Anti-Embolism StockingsFor many decades now and especially since the beginning of the IT boom, Indians have been settling down in all parts of the world, for business, work or other purposes.  The one thing common to all the Indian diaspora is …

Don’t wait for your first break – get Anti-slip mats

October 20th was the World Osteoporosis day.  Their slogan is “Stop at one.  Make your first break the last”.   According to some studies, 1 in 5 older people die within a year of their first fracture and 1 in …