Old Age

  • Bangalore worst for the elderly, Delhi best June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Asia's Information Technology (IT) capital Bangalore is the worst place for the elderly people. According to a survey conducted by an NGO 'Help Age' India, the highest number of atrocities are committed against the aged people in Bangalore. Sadly, most of the perpetrators are sons and daughters-in-law. The 'Help...
  • Video Volunteers report exposes non payment of old age pension in UP January 12, 2014

    This video sent to us by our partners video volunteers exposes how many elderly are being deprived of the benefits of the old age pension scheme started by the government in Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show January 12, 2014

    This week, stories that expose injustice and inefficiency across the country. A woman fights for justice, a villager in Madhya Pradesh is using his mobile phone to save the environment around his village, Video Volunteers report in how elderly in UP are deprived of their old age benefits, your pictures...
  • Senior citizen awards: Honouring those who made a difference November 16, 2013

    On this show, we share the stories of those who made a difference in our society and honour their role in our lives. ...
  • Delhi: 135 old-age home inmates evicted, one dies October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old-age home inmate Sher Singh allegedly died on Wednesday night after he along with 134 others was evicted from an old-age home in Vasant Kunj area of Delhi. Sources say all the 135 senior citizens were shifted to Sevasandan NGO in Narela on Wednesday...
  • Modi lauds Sadhvi Ritambhara for 'Vatsalyagram' project May 21, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed 'Vatsalyagram' project of VHP leader Sadhvi Ritambhara. "If one was to truly understand Sadhvi Ritambharaji and her work, one must also look at her role in building Vatsalyagram," Modi said. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the ground-breaking...
  • Mumbai: 3 senior citizens killed in September, 40 in 5 years October 2, 2012

    According to National Crime Record bureau, in five years since 2007, 40 senior citizens have been murdered across the city, but there have been only two convictions so far. ...
  • One in three senior citizens abused in India: study October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: One in every three senior citizens is abused in India. On International Senior Citizens Day, CNN-IBN turns its attention to the elderly who deserve to spend their golden years in dignity. An NGO working for the aged has now found that more that 50 per cent abuse cases...
  • Old age home looks up to Bollywood for survival September 12, 2012

    Durban: A decades-old home for orphans and the aged in South Africa which was adopted and hugely funded by Amitabh Bachchan in 1998 is looking to host Bollywood shows as fund raisers amid an increasing battle for survival. The Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH), started almost a decade ago to cater to...
  • Monthly old age pension of Rs 200 an insult: Ramesh May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The monthly pension of Rs 200 given to the elderly is "an insult to the dignity of an individual", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said, requesting the Prime Minister to immediately review the scheme. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the minister has recommended streamlining...
  • 'Monthly old age pension of Rs 200 an insult' May 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The monthly pension of Rs 200 given to the elderly is "an insult to the dignity of an individual", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said, requesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately review the scheme. In a letter to the Prime Minister, the minister has recommended streamlining the...
  • Old age home for gays comes up in Gujarat September 24, 2011

    Vadodara: An old age home for gay men, perhaps the first such centre in Asia, has come up in neighbouring Narmada district of Gujarat. The old age home at Hanmenteshwar village, located on the banks of Narmada river, was inaugurated on Friday and named after late American writer Janet, who...
  • You don't get older, you get better - really! August 29, 2011

    Tokyo: Jokes about creaky knees, thinning hair and spreading -- or vanishing -- waistlines have long been an inevitable, if unwelcome, part of watching the birthdays pile up. But it shouldn't be that way, argues Wendy Lustbader, who maintains that youth, with all its insecurities and confusion, is more...
  • Japan "computer grannies" grip internet lifeline August 25, 2011

    Tokyo: Fifteen years ago, a growing sense of isolation due to old age prompted Kayoko Okawa, then 66, to knock on the door of a local volunteer centre and timidly ask if it was possible for someone her age to start an online community for seniors. The energetic 81-year-old is...
  • Now, a four-step plan for long life August 3, 2011

    London: Want to know the secret to a long and healthy life? All you need to do is to follow a four-step plan: No smoking, regular exercise, not being overweight, and eating a Mediterranean-style diet daily, says a new study. Researchers claim following these simple steps could "substantially reduce" one's risk...
  • Pramod Mahajan's mother passes away May 8, 2011

    Aurangabad: Prabhavati Venkatesh Mahajan, mother of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, passed away on Sunday at a private hospital here due to age-related illness. She was 82. Her husband, Venkatesh Mahajan, had predeceased her. Prabhavati, mother-in-law of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, was staying with Pramod's younger brother Prakash Mahajan. She was hospitalised...
  • Tips for girls: how to stay away from old men March 31, 2011

    Beijing: Girl students in a south China province have been asked to attend a crash course on how to resist and avoid the clutches of older, richer men. The project in Guangdong province is aimed at telling girls in middle and elementary schools how to avoid older men and stand on...
  • Turning 50 is key to a content life January 21, 2011

    London: It seems that 50 is the golden age of happiness, for a new study has found that it's the key to 'content and comfortable' life. Researchers say many of those who have passed their half century are enjoying the best time of their lives - they have the peace...
  • Think young to stave off ailments of old age December 31, 2010

    London: Those who think and dress in a youthful manner are healthier than those who act their age, researchers at Harvard have claimed. Mind over matter, it seems, can improve everything from blood pressure to arthritis and eyesight. Even the development of heart disease and cancer may, atleast to a degree, be...
  • CJ show: Vishranti old age home for abandoned February 3, 2010

    Women started by Savithri nearly thirty years ago. ...
  • Zindagi Live: Life at 60, retired but not tired October 26, 2009

    In this episode of Zindagi Live, here are some lessons for life....
  • Gujarat gets India's first old age home for gay men October 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Taking a boost from the Delhi High Court's verdict on legitimising homosexuality, Gujarat has become the country's first state to have an old age home for gay men. A home for the gay men has been started by Lakhsya, an NGO working on rights for the gay community...
  • Man who evicted his parents from home made to pay August 1, 2009

    Chandigarh: Ousting his aged parents from their home has cost a Jalandhar man dearly. A tribunal in Jalandhar city, 150 km from here, has ordered Kamaljeet Singh to pay a monthly maintenance of Rs 10,000 to his parents and also to allow them to live peacefully in their house there, Punjab's...
  • World's oldest man and WW1 hero dies at 113 July 19, 2009

    London: Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last survivors of World War One, has died at the age of 113, his care home said on Saturday. Allingham, who once jokingly credited his long life to "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women", died in his sleep at the...
  • New law that punishes elderly ill-treatment February 20, 2009

    Mumbai: 75-year-old Rajaram Shevde's bruises on his arm signs of the violent relationship he and his wife share with their unemployed son. Shevde says he has already filed six police complaints against the 36-year-old son and yet he harasses him and his wife for money a meager pension he can...
  • Maharashtra law to rescue the elders from mistreatment February 20, 2009

    Mumbai: People who ill-treat their elderly parents now face imprisonment in Maharashtra. The state cabinet has given its nod to this new law that punishes people for mistreating their old parents. Seventy-five-year-old Rajaram Shevde has bruises on his arm, signs of the violent relationship he and his wife share with...
  • NGO to provide free cabs for senior citizens February 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi is home to more than 7 lakhs senior citizens and just to make life a little better for them, The Path, an NGO, has come up with a noble idea to provide them a free cab service. Buzurgon Ke Humsafar (old peoples’ companion) provides a driver and...
  • German researchers uncover 'longevity gene' February 4, 2009

    Washington: German scientists have uncovered a gene linked to longevity in Europeans — a finding which suggests that individuals with the right genes can reach a ripe old age. Kiel scientists have proved that 100-year-old Europeans carry a special sequence variation of the FOXO3A gene. According to researchers, a variation in the...
  • Age-old advice: You can't be 16 forever November 21, 2008

    Munich: The clock ticks without heeding the loss of youth and vivacity - causing unease especially among women. "Young" is no longer a description for people who reach important milestones such as their 40th, 50th and 60th birthdays. While some people have difficulty accepting their age, a few things such as...
  • 40 pc of elderly in India suffer from some form of abuse: Report June 16, 2008

    On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day here's some food for thought - statistics released show as many as 40per cent of the elderly in our country suffer from some form of abuse. Aruna Ramesh and Deborah Grey report. ...