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Loneliness is as harmful in senior citizens as obesity and smoking: Study

Published in the peer-reviewed journal of Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the researchers explained loneliness as an emotional state of perceived isolation which increases early death risk in heart patients.

Ministry issues guidelines for real estate retirement home projects

The guidelines released on Wednesday will be issued to all States and Union territories so that they can incorporate the necessary changes in their respective laws.


IRCTC ticket booking concession rules for senior citizens: All you need to know

IRCTC Indian Railway Ticket Booking Concession Rules For Senior Citizens: Now senior citizens have the option to avail either the full-concession provided to them on rail tickets or half of it.

Manipur Govt warns employees who neglect old-aged parents of legal action

The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering during the International Day of Older Persons 2018 observance organised by Social Welfare Department at Khuman Lampak in Imphal East District.

Large number of senior citizens utilise savings to go on trips: study

As part of the study, as many as 1,250 people were asked questions related to their choices of booking travel, average spending and preference between travelling alone and with a partner.

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana: Senior citizens assured 8% return over 10-year period

The scheme, being sold by Life Insurance Corporation, provides for pension options of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly frequency, resulting in return of around 8.3 per cent. It is available till May 3, 2018, for citizens aged 60 years and above.


Mumbai: Domestic help accused of murder at behest of employer acquitted

The police had alleged that Gomane had murdered both the women at the behest of Gandhi who wanted to get ownership of the flat in which they were staying, valued at Rs 15 crore.

Let grandpa walk the dog for a healthier life

For older adults who share a special bond with pets like a dog, walking can benefit in lowering body mass index (BMI), finds a study.

‘Love at 13 was forced, at 66 the whole definition changes’

Senior citizens talk about the loneliness that grips them as they scramble to find love and companionship after 60.

Pune: Event to find a companion for senior citizens finds many takers

According to Vaishali Desai, honorary coordinator of Dignity Foundation, an organisation that works for the cause and care of the senior citizens, “We often come across elderly people who have lost their spouse and lead lonely lives.