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Changing the way things look for old age

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After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity. Beautifully quoted by Charlie Gonzalez. Senior citizen are our guidebook in life. The fact that they have the privilege denied to many makes them so special. And they are a blessing for the society but when we look at these issues it tells a different story. The most important is Failing Health, the aging process makes a large proportion of older person prone to diseases. But maintaining good health can be a very good way of making them feel better. The issues can be demonstrated as follows-

 

S. No.

Problem

Need

1

Failing Health

Health

2

Economic insecurity

Economic security

3

Isolation

Inclusion

4

Neglect

Care

5

Abuse

Protection

6

Fear

Reassurance

7

Boredom (idleness)

Be usefully occupied

8

Lowered self-esteem

Self Confidence

9

Loss of control

Respect

10

Lack of Preparedness for old age

Preparedness for old age

Very few steps like this can make a huge difference to them. They have wisdom but body does not support and that is where we need to fill up. It takes time, patience and selflessness to understand Senior citizen.  The differences in ideology and generation makes it difficult to communicate, but the lines which divide can be blurred with simple efforts like understanding.