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Elder Abuse

Around 23 percent or more than one-fifth of India’s elderly are known to have experienced abuse in the form of disrespect, verbal abuse, neglect while some have even faced assault, according to the “Elder Abuse 2013” report. How we wish instances like these are fiction. The line separating utopia from reality is painful. World Health Organization and other Academic institutions, around the world, have all substantially contributed to enhancing understanding and raising awareness about such mishaps. United Nations recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, commemorated all over the world on 15th June every year. Twenty or thirty years ago, societies throughout the world denied the existence of violence against women and child abuse. Then, through research, came the evidence. Why then delay in this aspect?
What is Elder Abuse? “Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm …

Press Release - Symposium on Needs & Rights of Old People

On the occasion of International Awareness Day for Elder Abuse, Agewell Foundation, an NGO working for the welfare & empowerment of Older Persons across the country organized a Symposium-cum-Interactive Session titled "Needs & Rights of Old People”on 15th June 2013 at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
Dedicated to the older persons of the country, the interaction in the symposium covered various aspects and issues concerning old age. Ms. Razia Ismail,  Convener & Trustee, Women's Coalition Trust for Peace and Development (India) & National Co-Convenor, Lt. Gen RajenderSingh (Retd.), CEO, DLF Foundation and Mr Anil Razdanformer Sec Ministry of Power, GOI were among the key speakers. Many eminent representatives and experts from every walk of society also shared their views during the symposium.
This symposium is an attempt by Agewell to sensitize leaders and policy makers in particular and the society & other opinion makers in general…

Agewell Symposium on Needs & Rights of Older Persons

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Agewell Healthcare Equipment Distribution among Destitue & Elderly in Slums