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Friday, April 28, 17, 14:34:56, 3 Hours In Society

Indian society is increasingly reflecting the bias towards consumerism. Working couples prefer to live as nuclear families leaving senior citizens, their own parents to manage their lives on their own. In such a scenario, NGOs in India have come to the rescue of our elderly to fill the vacuum in the lives of our seniors and provide both care and comfort. The goal of such organizations is to offer help for the elderly who are no longer able to take care of themselves.   Providing shelter, ...

Friday, April 28, 17, 13:32:39, 4 Hours In Society

It takes just a glance at a dining table arrangement in a present-day household to gauge that the figure of the male head of the family has shifted from the traditional oldest to the bread winner. This is not because the elder has become old and feeble; on the contrary, with advanced health care, life expectancy is rising and elders live longer. In keeping with Indian tradition, elders expect to be given the respect they deserve and when denied this simple due, our seniors experience isolation a...

Thursday, April 20, 17, 15:31:02, 1 Week In Society

For many of us, old age brings wisdom and calmness, liberty from the responsibility of taking care of a family and the opportunity to allow ourselves the luxury of some well-deserved rest, relaxation as well as 'me' time. However, there are some elders who have to face challenges like deteriorating health, memory loss, monetary hardships and even abuse. We deal with the issue Elder Abuse here: Elder Abuse is undoubtedly an offence Sadly, aged people are vulnerable to abuse – particularl...

Friday, March 31, 17, 09:32:15, 1 Month In Society

Senior citizens need love, care and attention just as a child requires. But, due to some unavoidable conditions, it becomes difficult for the family members to make adjustments amongst themselves. Also, caring for the elderly is a bit tricky. They need medical professionals and nursing care round the clock depending upon their physical state. Fortunately, there are elder care homes that provide care and protection to senior citizens who are vulnerable and need help. Some of the important senior ...

Monday, March 27, 17, 12:29:26, 1 Month In Society

Senior citizens are not as safe as they are thought to be. They are exposed to verbal or physical abuse and sometimes even denied the basic health care facilities at their own homes. It is worth knowing that the senior citizens also have their civil rights and that they can seek help from various organizations who work to ensure a peaceful, respectable life. Adversity may knock at any door regardless of the age of people living behind that door. Thankfully, there are NGOS dedicated to providing...

Friday, March 24, 17, 13:37:05, 1 Month In Society

More than 50 percent of people living under the poverty line call for the need to take developmental steps for ensuring their better lifestyle. By the ways of donation, volunteering services and adoption of communities, Samaritans are doing their bit. To encourage people to participate generously in various charitable initiatives, the Government offers 100% exemption from income tax. Read on to find what donations qualify for tax exemptions. It is important for all of us to stand up for the wea...

Saturday, March 18, 17, 13:14:58, 1 Month In Society

Cognitive decline, increasing frailty of the body and unexplained weakness – these are the signs of old age. A person above 60 years of age falls into the senior citizen group. Having worked all the life to take care of the family, elderly people are entitled to healthcare, respect and importance. They truly deserve this. Also, the contribution of elder people to society cannot be undermined even if they are not doing anything substantial. Here is an overview of why help for the elderly is...

Tuesday, February 28, 17, 13:04:10, 2 Months In Society

Old age is that phase of life which is unique in itself. Its problems and ordeals are difficult to anticipate and understand. This is especially true for places like India wherein traditional practices for caring for the elderly are still in vogue. People rarely, if ever, take the help of old age homes or government assisted institutions for caring for their elders. In fact there is an anathema attached to these institutions and educated people fall prey to it. Types of elderly care Taking car...

Monday, February 27, 17, 08:10:26, 2 Months In Society

While we are familiar with the acronym NGO, not many of know the actual scope of their work. We are, however, aware of the type of work they do but not of how they do it. In fact many of us even desire to be a part of social work organisations, to shoulder our social responsibilities, but due to lack of awareness, we are not able to do so. What are NGOs By definition an NGO or a Non Governmental Organisation might refer to either to a group, an organisation or any non-profit entrepreneurship o...

Thursday, February 23, 17, 15:30:15, 2 Months In Society

There are many people who need medical help but have no finances, they need care but have no one to give it, they need love but are far removed from their near and dear ones. We can, however, make a small difference in their lives by donating a part of our earnings to an NGO or relief organisation of our choice. The amount does not matter because for these people every cent counts and every cent given has the potential to make a huge difference in their lives. In fact making donations are mutua...

Friday, February 10, 17, 15:23:57, 3 Months In Investing

When you donate to different type of non-government organizations, you can get tax deductions under different provisions. When you make donation under 80g, you can claim tax deduction in. Make sure to get the receipt of payment, which needs to be furnished while making the claim. The following guide will provide you useful information related to donations and the deductions they can help you get. Receipt against Donations When you make any donation under sec 35 ac or 80g to any NGO or any caus...

Monday, January 30, 17, 10:07:54, 3 Months In Society

Reputable senior citizen homes enrich the lives of seniors with their compassion and health care support. Many of India’s seniors who live in these homes are poor and cannot sustain their expenses in the twilight years of their lives. NGOs are among the biggest supporters of such homes. They reach out to homeless shelters, senior homes, and missions that provide safe sanctuary for the old. Such organizations play a crucial role in improving and enriching the lives of the old and needy. NGO...

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Kanan James is a former caregiver with a number of senior citizen homes in the country. He has himself contributed to enriching the lives of hundreds of elderly throughout his career. He emphasizes on the crucial role NGOs play in supporting such homes and the elderly.
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