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Let’s add life to their years…

Let’s add life to their years… Dear Friend,
The right to live! Unfortunately many older persons in India do not even have this basic right.Every day approx. 5000 elderly people succumb to inhuman conditions & diseases that are very much preventable if action is taken on time.
While you would be having number of jobs on your list today, there is one job that would make your day and your life even more meaningful.
Join Agewell Foundation in its efforts toprovide long-term sustainable initiatives
for older personsthat help them through at the prime stage of their life.
Help us to Help Destitute Old People.
We rely solely on contributions from donors like you.
So Imagine how crucial your role is in helping us take even a step forward.
Save a life by pledging your support today.
Warm regards,
Himanshu Rath
Agewell Foundation is a not-for-profit NGO, working for the welfare and empowerment of older persons since 1999. Agewell through its volunteers’ network extends a helping hand to over 25…

Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing & India

Impact on gainful engagement opportunities in Old Age
·When asked about gainful occupation in old age, it was found that 34210 elderly persons were involved in gainful activities. Majority of older persons (65.8%) were not gainfully engaged anywhere. ·45.76% elderly men & 24.34% elderly women were engaged in gainful activities. Wherein in rural areas they were working in their fields, rearing cattle, general retail shops, sundry crafts, etc, in urban areas older persons were keeping themselves busy with small roadside shops and other jobs. ·When older persons, not involved in any gainful activity, were asked about their interest in any gainful work, 40.4% older persons (26576 out of total 65790 elderly people) expressed their desire to work. ·61.8% elderly men & 27.3% elderly women said they want to work anywhere to keep them gainfully engaged. ·According to 22474 older persons i.e.84.57 % of 26576 older persons(who are unable to find any suitable job for them) there are no opportu…

Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing & India

Older persons in India have limited financial resources due to various reasons but in most cases their financial requirements remain the same. ·69.5% elderly persons were found not to be financially independent. 73% rural & 63 % urban elderly persons were dependent on others for their financial needs. ·13% of elderly respondents (13.9% in rural areas & 11.8% in urban areas) said that they have no source of income. ·34.6% elderly respondents (38.7% in rural areas & 13.3% in urban areas) had monthly income of less than Rs. 1000/-. ·Almost 1/3rdof elderly respondents (35.1%) were found in monthly income group of Rs. 1000 – Rs. 5000. 33.8% rural and 37.8% urban respondents were from this income group. ·Only 42.7% of total respondents were found in good income groups (with monthly income of Rs. 5001 & above) to meet their needs in old age. ·Only 24.8% older persons accepted that their monthly income has risen during the last dec…