Small savings interest rates: Seniors Spared

The Narendra Modi government has apparently decided to play safe and not risk a politically sensitive decision by reducing interest rates on small savings. On Monday, the government left the rates unchanged for the July to September 2016 quarter from what they were for the previous quarter. This marks a stark contrast to March quarter … Read more Small savings interest rates: Seniors Spared

Thodu Needa, heaven where marriages are made

A recent article in The Asian Age relating to elder care, companionship, and remarriage. Excerpts below: “Everyone deserves companionship, even in the final chapters of their lives,” says N.M. Rajeshwari, who, in a bid to felicitate this thought, founded an organisation Thodu Needa in Hyderabad. Her organisation works towards providing emotional support to the elderly; … Read more Thodu Needa, heaven where marriages are made

Free bus pass for Senior Citizens in TN

Apart from availing tokens for free bus travel that will be distributed to senior citizens at 42 bus stands and depots across the city, senior citizens can also download forms at www.mtcbus.org. The applicants should submit proof of age and two passport size photographs with the applications. The scheme would be implemented from Wednesday. People … Read more Free bus pass for Senior Citizens in TN

24-hour helpline for elders to be launched

The 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 city, will provide medical assistance and emotional support for senior citizens. “We have discussed the … Read more 24-hour helpline for elders to be launched

India spends mere 0.032 percent of GDP on senior citizen: Study

As per the ‘State of India’s Elderly-2014’ report by HelpAge India, the country has 100 million elderly and by 2050 the figure is likely to triple to 324 million. “But there are not enough dependable community support systems matching this growth,” said Mathew Cherian, Chief Executive Officer of HelpAge. Justice Leila Seth, Chief Guest at … Read more India spends mere 0.032 percent of GDP on senior citizen: Study