Thursday, July 17, 2008

Silver Innings July 2008 Update

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter-- Mark Twain

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SILVER PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH - July 2008
Ela Bhatt – an Iron Lady with Simplicity


Ageing:
International

Americans Living Longer, A Federal Report
Average life expectancy continues to increase, and today's older Americans enjoy better health and financial security than any previous generation. However, rates of gain are inconsistent between the genders and across age brackets, income levels and racial and ethnic groups.

THE MADRID INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION ON AGEING: GUIDING FRAMEWORK AND TOOLKIT
This Guiding Framework was created to assist countries to give effect to the commitments made at the Second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid in 2002. The Madrid Plan of Action on Ageing provided a fresh perspective on the situation of older persons and presented a new global agenda to address issues
of ageing.

WHO's Campaign for Active Ageing
The Global Embrace is a worldwide intergenerational walk event that takes place annually around the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October.

Why Population Aging Matters
People are living longer and, in some parts of the world, healthier lives. This represents one of the crowning achievements of the last century but also a significant challenge.


India
Elderly Vote power
Elderly have 13% share in Indian Electoral. Average voting percentage in Indian elections is 55 to 58%.By S.C. Maheshwari


Facts and Issues
Elder Abuse its there!!!!!!!
There is a general feeling amongst Senior Citizens that children of to-day do not bother about their parents, their wishes, their happiness, their requirements etc and some children misbehave and/or beat their parents!
Read an article by M. V. Ruparelia

The old and the ignored
With the population of elderly people rising, their health care has become a matter of concern especially since the family support system is crumbling and there is no comprehensive geriatric care system.


Successful Ageing
Dare To Dream Again
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

GEORGE CARLIN's view on Ageing
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

A wonderful Old Age Poem By Edgar A Guest


Health/ Fitness
Physical
Growing Older, Staying Strong
Sarcopenia is a significant yet overlooked problem in the older population. Analogous to the loss of bone mass commonly known as osteoporosis, sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass, which results in the loss of strength.

Hip Protectors Won't Prevent Fractures in Elderly
The use of energy-absorbing hip protector pads won't prevent hip fractures, new research suggests.

The Role of Physical Activity in Healthy Ageing Ageing is an integral, natural part of life. The way in which we grow old and experience this process, our health and functional ability all depend not only on our genetic makeup, but also (and importantly) on what we have done during our lives; on what sort of things we have encountered in the course of our lifetime; on how and where we have lived our lives.

Dementia & Alzheimer's
Staying Social May Keep Dementia at Bay
The key to a healthy mind in old age may lie in an active social life, a new study suggests. "If you are socially engaged, you are at lower risk of dementia,"

A cruel disease, a family in crisis
For any family, Alzheimer's disease is a cruel diagnosis. The disease attacks the brain, erasing memory, destroying the ability to reason and leading inexorably to the disintegration of the personality and a pitiless death.

Activity for someone with Dementia
Many of these activities require no planning and others may need a little preparation.

Dementia: Info and Advice for Caregivers
Dementia is a brain disorder that makes it hard for people to remember, learn and communicate. These changes eventually make it hard for people who have dementia to care for themselves.

Outdoors has special meaning for those with Alzheimer's disease
Most of us enjoy being outside on a regular basis ... To feel the sun on our faces and the breeze on our skin, to enjoy the sounds of the birds, to catch a glimpse of nature, to plant something and nurture its growth.

Test your knowledge of Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease affects about 24 million people worldwide. Because of the nature of the disease, caregivers play a very important role, and it is essential for people to understand this role.

Lifestyle
Healthy Habits
You might think: I've made it this far without paying much attention to my health. I'm too old to become a "health nut" now.

Ergonomic Tips: Computer Use by Senior Citizens

Medical
Older Americans 2008 – Key indicators of Well-Being

Diet
Keep fit for life
Given the impact that good nutrition and keeping fit have on health and wellbeing in later life, WHO, in collaboration with the Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, organized a consultation to review the scientific evidence linking diet and other factors—especially exercise—affecting
Nutritional status, disease prevention and health promotion for older persons

The Miracle Diet
Scientists have long touted the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for heart health. But there's more and more evidence that the diet can keep you healthy in other ways, too.

Relationship
Parents and Grandparents
Grieving: Facing Illness, Death and Other Losses
Grief is a normal, healthy response to loss. One of the greatest losses that can occur is the death of someone you love. Other losses include the loss of your health or the health of someone you care about, or the end of an important relationship, such as a marriage. Healing from a loss involves coming to terms with the loss and the meaning of the loss in your life.

Grandparents and Grandchildren's
Aging gracefully: Local students demonstrate what caregivers can learn
In approaching the care of a family member with memory impairment, we often think of adult children and elderly spouses as the key players in the caregiving journey. The often forgotten but very important players are the younger family members. Teens may sit silently on the sidelines wondering what is really happening to Grandpa and yearning to be included in the journey.


Hobbies and Activities
Travel & Knowledge
Travel makes the horizon broader. Some such knowledgeable statement has been attributed to some Francis Pork or Bacon I do not remember whom. I had read this essay while travelling by a local train in Mumbai.
By Mr. H.R.Shenoy

News and Event
Articles
Let Us Reciprocate
In our First Innings, many of us were having a designation like General Manager, Engineer, Office Superintendent, Professional etc with some what defined duties and working time schedule like 9 to 5 etc and were habituated to live life like that! After retirement, some are in dilemma as to what to do without anything to do! By M.V.Ruparelia

Senior Citizens and Their Associations
First and foremost duty of educated Senior Citizens and Associations is to make all Senior Citizens of their entire area of operation realize and cherish this superior status given by United Nations Organization and to bring them out of inertia of remaining aloof and idle and encourage them to mix freely with all in the society.
By M.V.Ruparelia


Global Aging: Sustainable Solutions in Support of Lives Fully Lived Information
Nandini Voice for the Deprived Newsletter July 2008
National Center on Elder Abuse – June 2008 Newsletter

Alzheimer's Europe – May 2008 Newsletter
Designs for all – June 2008 Newsletter

Inspiration Calendar July 2008

News
Silver Innings: WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH (WEAD) June 2008 Programme Report
Silver Innings: Petition to STOP Elder Abuse in India

Silver Innings: WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY – HUMAN CHAIN 15th June 2008 - Press Note

June 16th: Article of Silver Innings World Elder Abuse Day 2008 in Hindustan Times – Mumbai

June 16th: Article of Silver Innings World Elder Abuse Day 2008 in DNA Newspaper – Mumbai

June 16th: Photo of Silver Innings World Elder Abuse Day 2008 in DNA Newspaper – Mumbai

June 16th: Article of ILC-India of World Elder Abuse Day 2008 in Sakal Times – Pune

Press Note: Silver Innings and Sterlite Foundation's Computer Education for Senior Citizens

Article of Silver Innings Computer Education for Senior Citizens in Sakal Times – Pune


Now, learn how to take care of elderly
First-of-its-kind geriatrics course launched by Symbiosis International University

Old Age Homes
The Administration on Ageing's Nursing Home
It is almost becoming rare to hear the phrase "long-term care" without also hearing the word "rebalancing" in the same discussion. This is because of the very active effort underway to ensure that individuals in need of long-term care (LTC) have access to a wide range of non institutional options.



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