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Newsletter August 2009

Center for Old Age NEWSLETTERAugust 2009 Let’s respect our culture and traditional valuesIndia has a rich diversity of culture and tradition. It's probably the only country where people of so many different origins, religious beliefs, languages and ethnic background coexist. The traditional Indian culture is defined by relatively strict social hierarchy. From an early age, children are reminded of their roles and places in society. This is reinforced by the fact that many believe gods and spirits have integral and functional role in determining their life. Strict social taboos have governed Indian society for thousands of years. Till independence, among developing countries, India had low levels of occupational and geographic mobility. People used to choose same occupations as their parents and rarely move geographically in the society. But after independence rate of migration of people from rural areas to urban areas has increased significantly.The culture of India comprises Humani…

Agewell launches InteractWell - A Social Networking Site for Senior Citizens

August 10th, 2009, New Delhi: Agewell Foundation is engaged in the welfare and well being of elders and senior citizens in the country for over a decade. It has promoted & participated in numerous schemes and program for the furthering of the cause of the welfare of the elders. Agewell is confirmed in its views that the foundation of a healthy society is strong and caring family which has intergenerational value sharing.

On behest of Smt. Sheila Dikshit, a dedicated social networking site ‘InteractWell’ for older people is being launched by Agewell Foundation. The initiative will enable the elderly to not only come together and interact but also to share their view regarding different spheres of life with each other and their kith & kin, across the globe.

‘InteractWell’ will be a part of Agewell’s website .This site will deliver the following services to the older people:
• Interaction with persons of their choice
• Emotional support
• Interpersonal rela…