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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DDA proposes group housing and housing for senior citizens

With demand for housing in the national capital on the rise, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Thursday announced a proposal for group housing and housing for senior citizens in the capital through developers.

Govt launches insurance + pension scheme for senior citizens

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday relaunched an insurance scheme for senior citizens that will provide monthly pension ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.

Tata Housing partners 'Club 60' film for promoting project

Tata Housing Development Company Tuesday said it has partnered with the film 'Club 60' for promoting its housing project for senior citizens in Bangalore.