senior citizens

Nature's call to the elderly: Spending time in green, woody areas beneficial, says study!

Nature's call to the elderly: Spending time in green, woody areas beneficial, says study!

The study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Apr 11, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

Government to launch 'Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojna' for senior citizens

Senior citizens, living below the poverty line, will now get for free assistive devices like hearing aids and wheelchairs under the government's Rs 477 crore scheme which is set to be rolled out next week.

Mar 19, 2017, 16:11 PM IST

BPL category senior citizens to get wheel-chairs, hearing aids

The Union government has proposed to come out with a scheme to give assistive devices such as tripod walking sticks, wheel-chairs and hearing aids, to the elderly living below poverty line (BPL) from the coming financial year, a senior official said on Thursday.

Feb 23, 2017, 14:19 PM IST
Banks to exchange old Rs 500/1,000 notes only of their respective customers today; senior citizens exempted

Banks to exchange old Rs 500/1,000 notes only of their respective customers today; senior citizens exempted

Even as millions across the country throng banks to exchange old notes following the demonetisation of high-end currency, banks will not exchange the decommissioned notes for non-bank customers on Saturday.

Nov 18, 2016, 20:25 PM IST
Crime capital? 'Delhi most unsafe city for senior citizens'

Crime capital? 'Delhi most unsafe city for senior citizens'

Delhi has been categorised for the second consecutive year as the most unsafe city for senior citizens in 2015, the latest data from "Crime in India" report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.

Sep 04, 2016, 14:29 PM IST
Age no bar for senior citizens to tie the knot

Age no bar for senior citizens to tie the knot

While the majority of senior citizens belonging to the middle class are financially sound or self-sufficient, it is loneliness or lack of company that makes them marry again even from other communities, cutting across social barriers of caste and creed.

Jun 20, 2016, 19:03 PM IST
Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Since its launch in 2004, the landscape of Facebook is constantly changing and now, a recent study suggests that the social networking site might have just got old as more seniors are logging in.

Apr 13, 2016, 13:29 PM IST
Good news for senior citizens! 50% more rail berths from today

Good news for senior citizens! 50% more rail berths from today

Senior citizens will now have about 90 reserved berths for them in a train as the Railways has enhanced the reservation quota by 50 percent for the elders.

Apr 01, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
Railways brings cheer to senior citizens, reservation quota in train enhanced by 50%

Railways brings cheer to senior citizens, reservation quota in train enhanced by 50%

With the increase in the number of reserved berths for senior citizens, there will be now 80 to 90 berths available for senior citizens.

 

Mar 23, 2016, 19:39 PM IST
Bollywood teams up to support senior citizens

Bollywood teams up to support senior citizens

Tangerine, a designer brand for home solutions, has got on board a string of Bollywood celebrities to autograph on its bedroom makeover accessories as a corporate-social-responsibility initiative.

Mar 21, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

Union Budget 2016: What's in store for healthcare?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced that the government will provide health insurance of up to Rs1 lakh per family.

Feb 29, 2016, 13:20 PM IST
Why your grandfather hates self-reliant robots at home

Why your grandfather hates self-reliant robots at home

Seniors do not mind having robots as companions but they worry about the potential loss of control over social order to robots.

Feb 02, 2016, 23:51 PM IST

Maharashtra to lower the age of 'senior citizens' to 60 years

The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday agreed to lower the age of attaining senior citizenship from 65 years to 60 years in order to bring it on par with the central government.

Dec 15, 2015, 17:12 PM IST
Railways extend quota for senior citizens, females, pregnant women

Railways extend quota for senior citizens, females, pregnant women

The increase, however, will not be applicable in the AC three tier and AC two tier coaches where the quota earmarked for them will remain at two for the lower berths.

Oct 07, 2015, 21:40 PM IST

Will protect interest of senior citizens while revising rates: Govt

Finance Ministry on Monday said the interest of small savers, especially of senior citizens and girl child, will be kept in mind while reviewing the deposit rates for schemes in light of falling bank interest rates.

Oct 05, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh to send senior citizens on free pilgrimage to Tirupati, Rameswaram

The Uttar Pradesh government will send over 1,000 senior citizens from the state on a free-of-cost pilgrimage to Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), an official said on Wednesday.

Sep 16, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Senior citizen murdered and robbed at her residence in Delhi

 A 68-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death with a blunt object after being robbed of cash and jewellery at her residence in central Delhi's Paharganj area on Wednesday.

Aug 27, 2015, 00:46 AM IST

Elderly people tend to overestimate their mobility

Many elderly people who visit emergency departments require more assistance with walking and other physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on.

Aug 07, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

DNA: A reality check of old age homes in India

Let's have a reality check of old age homes in India which tells the tale of neglect.

Jun 17, 2015, 23:35 PM IST

Only 6% mobile users in India over 50 years of age: Telenor

Even though India has over 96 crore mobile subscribers, only 6 percent of them are over 50 years of age, indicating that senior citizens are not fully receiving the benefits of mobile Internet, says a survey.

May 21, 2015, 21:25 PM IST