Old is Gold

Posted on Jan 5, 2012  |   2542 views  

Artist(s): Haroon Rashid Organization: Youth Parliament of J&K Description: India ranks 4th in terms of absolute size of elderly population. The country is not adequately equipped to look after their special health needs and the changing traditional value system. A feeling is now growing among the aged persons that the attitude of the younger generation towards them is not as desired. Women living in the families had a positive attitude towards old age. The social relationship of the elderly women living in families and those living in old age home also differed. Noticeably; there was a fall in the overall efficiency, sociability, degree of involvement in work and hobbies. On the other hand, better social relations were maintained by the family dwellers because they had regular interaction, expressions of feelings and support from the family.

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