Lessons about old age

If we cling to a past that has outlived its utility, we are just setting the stage for unhappiness and discontent

UMA SHASHIKANT

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) 29 Aug 2016

My newest friend is 89 years old. She is a smart and intelligent woman, having retired as professor from a top university. When we talk finance, she laughs. She wonders …Read More

The Old are in a Second Childhood

The Old are in a Second Childhood
Human life starts out as dependent and through aging ends-up as dependent. Everyone would love to spend time with children, enjoying themselves. But the same attitude is not there while handling the elderly. This is normal perception in handling same kind of people in two different ways. There is need to emphasize and understand …Read More

Life After 55

Life can begin at 55, it is all in your hands! Many people feel unhappy, health-wise and security-wise, after 60 years of age, owing to the diminishing importance given to them and their opinions. But, it need not be so, if only we understand the basic principles of life and follow them scrupulously. Here are ten mantras to age gracefully …Read More

Understanding On Reverse Mortgage

What is needed?

A debt free residential house in good condition which can be used for a period of at -least next 20 years standing in the name of the borrower who should be more than 60 years of age. Spouse who is a joint owner of the borrower if less than 60 years (but not less than 55 years) …Read More

Reasons for Shrinking Care On Elders

Education system detaches the young from their family and consequently the emotional binding is detached. Unbalanced education system creates unbalanced earning opportunity. This imbalance increases the stress level of both employed as well as unemployed resources
Employment system pull’s children away from home town and their fear about job security make them to ignore care for their own family members’
Women employment …Read More

Assisted Living – Outsourcing Of Elderly Care

Since the family size has reduced, there is very limited scope that an employed child can live together with their parents.

Even if elders live together with their child, during their ailing periods they cannot be cared 24X7 due to various other reasons. Financial need even if managed, physical presence and care has become practically not possible since one can either …Read More