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Tag: Senior Citizens

After Bihar, Odisha mulls stricter punishment for abandoning elderly parents

Bhubaneswar: Taking a cue from the Bihar government’s decision to punish wards for abandoning parents, Odisha government has directed all the district collectors for stricter enforcement of the existing rules for the safety and welfare of senior citizens. The State government has directed to ensure effective implementation of the provisions under The Maintenance and Welfare […]

US healthcare company to open senior living community in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: The US-based international healthcare provider Columbia Pacific Management would set up its first senior living community in this tech hub, an official said on Wednesday. “With expertise in planning and executing senior living projects across Asia, Canada and the US, we bring the legacy to India. We are positive our first community in the […]

EC applauds senior citizens, disabled for voting

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday applauded senior citizens, women and persons with disabilities, who came out to vote. “As a nation, we feel very proud that many centenarians came out and voted, signalling that the past, present and future of this country has been secured,” an Election Commission official said. The official thanked […]

'Anand' centre launched in Bhubaneswar for senior citizens

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to provide care to elderly persons, the State government launched a multi-activity centre, named as ‘Anand’ for senior citizens today. In collaboration with Tata Trusts, the Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department (SSEPD) department of Odisha government has developed the centre, which was inaugurated by Minister Prafulla Samal […]

Bhubaneswar leads in elderly abuse? National Report on Elder Abuse says so

Smart city Bhubaneswar leads the country when it comes to disrespecting elders, revealed the National Report on Elder Abuse -2018 released last week . As many as 82 % elders in the city feel that they are “disrespected,” the survey revealed. The capital city came second in “prevalence of elder abuse in the society”. A good 87% respondents from Bhubaneswar who took part in the national survey admitted, “yes it happens”.

What causes bone loss in elderly

New York: Researchers have identified a mechanism that leads to bone loss in older adults, an advance that may help develop therapeutics to treat the age-associated bone loss condition. Osteoporosis — the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures — is a major health problem in older people. […]

Beware! Winning trust is the new mantra to loot!

Balasore: Winning people’s trust has become the latest tool for miscreants to carry out loots easily. A man was today arrested in Balasore for looting over 10 senior citizens, mostly pensioners, by first gaining their confidence and offering to help them. The accused, Ananta Panda would trap innocent elderly people, mostly coming out of banks, […]

Don't wait for 63, fly at 50 pc discount at age of 60 too!

Bhubaneswar:  Sixty-year-old Prahalad Prusty, a retired Government servant from Kendrapara can now increase his frequency to fly as Air India has revised the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounts in air tickets. Official sources said the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets has been revised from 63 years to 60 […]

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Special drive to curb drug peddling, illegal firearms trade in capital city: CP

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police would launch a special drive to curb drug peddling and illegal firearms trade in the state capital. Apart from this emphasis would be given traffic control and protection to women and senior citizens, said Police Commissioner YB Khurania today. Giving a detailed account of the annual crime rate in the twin […]

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3000 senior citizens to go on subsidised pilgrimage in July

Bhubaneswar: The senior citizen pilgrimage tour programme launched by the Odisha government would begin from Berhampur in July this year. “In the first phase of the programme, about 1000 senior citizens would tour several tourist destinations in South India,” Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda told media persons after attending the review meeting of his […]