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Silver Innings : Website Update

Silver Innings Update Newsletter
15thth June 2008

Dear Friends,
It's our pleasure to bring to you the update of your website Silver Innings. Below are new articles recently posted on various sections on 1st of June 2008, to read more you need to visit particular menu on the website .Hope you enjoy this and send us your feedback at . Due to Summer Holidays June there will be only one update in June 2008.

We also invite articles of interest, inspiring short stories, jokes, reviews, etc. Please note publication is sole decision of web master and as per rules laid down by Silver Innings.

PANDURANG SITARAM SAWANT: A extraordinary common man

Age Care in India 2008
National Initiative on Care for Elderly in India

Successful Ageing
India's stride towards Productive Ageing
By NISD – Government of India

Health/ Fitness
Dementia & Alzheimer's
Designing and managing care homes for people with dementia
The proportion of residents in care homes who have dementia is rising. Caroline Cantley, Professor of Dementia Care, Northumbria University, and Bob Wilson, consultant in care home design studied seven recently built specialist homes for people with dementia which have been nominated as examples of good practice.

Adult Day Care
If your Alzheimer's afflicted dad is dragging his feet about going to day services and you need to get to work, which do you think would be more effective? It's pretty obvious that the more respectful, dignified question would get the best response.

Health Issues of Senior Citizens
Although, according to Dr. Chopra, Body is Ageless and Old Age is a society-created perception only, as all the trillions of cells of Body get renewed from time to time, the present position appears that as one advances towards Old Age, one has to necessarily face some ailments, physical & mental weakness, aloofness etc. depending upon his life style, genes, environments etc. Read this article by M.V.Ruparelia

Life after a Heart Attack
A heart attack changes the lives of both seniors and their caregivers. If your loved one has had a heart attack, it's essential to understand the medications and lifestyle changes necessary for a successful recovery. According to the American Heart Association, over 1 million people in the U.S. have heart attacks each year, and about half of them survive.

Alternate Therapy
The Healing Power of Pets
For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn.

Health Insurance Not Forthcoming for Senior Citizens The Committee appointed by the IRDA on health insurance for senior citizens submitted its report nearly six months ago. IRDA owes it to the senior citizens to inform them of the outcome of its deliberations on the Report. Senior citizens are quite exercised about it. The long delay in taking the follow up action is all the more surprising since the Report of the Committee, in which representatives of the insurance industry were adequately represented, was unanimous. Read this Article by K S Sastry

Retirement Planning and You

National old age pension, Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)
NSAP stands for National Social Assistance Programme. This came into effect from 15th August, 1995. NSAP at present comprises of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), National Family Benefit Scheme(NFBS) and Annapurna Scheme.

The Government of Tamil Nadu is implementing the following Pension schemes, through
Revenue Department, to provide social security to the old aged / destitute persons in the State
who neither have any means of subsistence nor any relative to support them.

All States were requested on 17th October 2007 to identify additional number of beneficiaries to be covered under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) which was formally launched on 19th November 2007 at the hands of Hon'ble Prime Minister. Old Age Pension were earlier provided under National Old Age Pension Scheme to persons who were 65 years or higher and 'destitute'.

India: The Challenge of Old Age Income Security
A report by World Bank

Pension Reforms in India
Read 4th Global Conference of Actuaries

PM launches Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
"I am extremely happy to be here today for launching the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme. This Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension scheme is a scheme which fulfils an important commitment of our government towards providing a social safety net for the poor and vulnerable.

Preparation of Will by Elders
You may think that you do not have that much property to make a Will and you have a Joint Bank Account, Fixed Deposits etc with nominations done in all cases. This is not correct as nomination does not make the nominee its owner. Nomination grants only holding rights and not ownership.

Elder Law:
India's senior citizens finally get a hearing
The Union Cabinet's recent decision to approve a new law -- the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill 2007 aimed at helping the elderly live in dignity and peace -- is a welcome move towards the protection and care of India's 77 million elderly citizens.

Other Law
Transparency and cleanliness in working are the essential elements to strengthen a Democratic system. In this perspective Govt of India enacted the Right to Information Act, 2005. As part of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) has also been obliged for effective implementation of RTI Act, 2005

Parents and Grandparents
Caring for Parents Who Didn't Care for You
Last week, a journalist (we'll call her Nancy) wanted to interview me about some caregiving issues. We chatted a bit about the article she was writing and she got some quotes. During the talk, we bonded. As Nancy talked, she described the turmoil she is facing as her parents age. I was able to assure her that she is not alone in her feelings. She grew up with an abusive mother. The abuse was physical as well as emotional. Her father was gone much of the time, doing what most men of that generation did.

10 Celebrity Grandparents World Loves
Some, you just figure they're grandparents. Others, you raise your eyebrows and say, "No, way. They're not grandparents already... are they?" Yeah, celebrities are grandparents, too.

The best is yet to come…
More and more people are getting married at an age considered ripe for retirement previously. And in most cases, love and marriage seem to work better the second time around.

News and Event
Design for All - May 2008 Volume 3 Newsletter
Article of Silver Innings Published in DNA News Paper

Article of Silver Innings Published in Sakaal Times News Paper

Essays on Elder Abuse

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