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  • 1. M.P.Antoni RAJAGIRI outREACH, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery Gray Revolution – Fast Growing number of Elderly Population Result (Demand for) Maintanace Accommodation Health Service Social Security Psychological Support ANSWER
  • 2. Demographic Trend in India By 2000 – Age 60 + (Elderly) – 76 Million
    • Aged female out numbers the aged male
    • Old age dependency is higher in rural area
    • Work participation rate (WWR) 39% in rural
    • areas & 21% in urban areas
    • 6% are immobile due to various disabling
    • reasons
    78 % Live in Rural Areas 22 % Live in Rural Areas
  • 3. POLICIES
    • United Nations Principles for Older Persons – UN
    • National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP) - India
    Problems / Needs/Issues Physical: Arising from declining health and mental faculties, illness and infirmity, which restricts mobility and self-reliance. Psycho-social : Arising from declining role and status, even within family-feelings of loneliness and of being unwanted. Recreational: Arising from grossly reduced participation in social, religious, ceremonies and social occasions. Financial: Arising from loss of income due to incapacity or greatly reduced capacity to earn especially with little or no savings. Security Issues
  • 4. SERVICES AVAILABLE
    • Institutional & Non- Institutional
    Institutional
    • Old Age Homes (High Demand but not senior friendly)
    • Hospice (Terminally ill & Dying Citizens)
    • Hospitals ( Geriatric Hospitals & Hospitals with Geriatric Departments)
  • 5. Non – Institutional Day Care Centre Adult Foster Care Counselling & Helplines Sponsorship Home Helpers / Home Nurses Family Assistance & Meals on Wheel Night Shelter Senior Citizens Health Centre/ Day Hospital & Mobile Clinic
  • 6. Future Directions
    • Inter sectoral collaboration
    • Government & NGO Partnerships
    • Comprehensive Insurance Schemes
    • Awareness Creation among Public
    • Promotion of Support Group
    • Geriatric Health Camps
    • Self Help Group of Senors
    • Geriatric Social Workers
    • Research & Development Centres
    • Revised Policies & Programmes by Governemtns & NGOs