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The Elderly - An Insight (playlist)

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Agewell Foundation's Symposium

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Agewell (In Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC at United Nations since 2011) In association with UN DPI

"NEEDS & RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS"
New Delhi: Agewell Foundation, an NGO dedicated towards the welfare and empowerment of Older Persons across the country has successfully organized yet another symposium titled as “Needs & Rights of Older Persons” under the series of Symposiums on Needs & Rights of Older Persons on 20th September 2013 at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
During the Symposiums Special focus was on hearing related problems and requirements in Old Age. While many of us are concerned about health, not many are worried or aware about ‘hearing’. That is taken for granted. However, as we grow older, our hearing is also affected along with other medical conditions that may arise. In India where population of old people is growing at a very fast pace the problem is further magnified.
Representatives from every walk of society including…

Impact of the Agewell Foundation’s initiative

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Agewell (In Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC at United Nations since 2011) In association with UN DPI
Impact of the Agewell Foundation’s initiative: Issues Concerning Old Age included in Corporate Social Responsibility Provisions
Realizing the greater disparity in social sector, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India has come up with ambitious mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility provisions for corporate world. While going through these provisions, We at Agewell Foundation found thatin well-crafted recommendations to the corporates for CSR provisions, while all other important issues are included, the aspect of old age has somehow not been touched upon by the Ministry. With no mention of issues concerning Old Age in CSR provisions, all initiatives to assist old people could once again remain without patronage & support from the corporate world.
Indeed, the Ministry had completely ignored the ever growing population of older people, which has already cro…

Media Reports about Agewell Foundation's latest activity

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Representation sent to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, for inclusion of Issues Concerning Old Age in new CSR Provisions 
Impact of Agewell Foundation's representation 
Hindustan Times, 21 September, 2013
http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Now-corporate-social-cover-for-the-elderly/Article1-1125038.aspx
News published in the Hindu on 18th September 2013
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/corporate-sector-should-support-the-elderly/article5139954.ece
News published in the Hindustan Times on 17 September 2013

http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx
http://www.menafn.com/f9e9293e-60b2-499e-8f0d-17e3c1f10838/Corporate-social-responsibility-leaves-out-elderly?src=main

Representation Sent to the Government of India by Agewell Foundation

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For inclusion of Issues concerning Old Age in CSR provisions

Agewell Foundation's Symposium on Needs & Rights of Older Persons

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Under the Series of Symposiums on Needs & Rights of Older Persons At Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi on 20th September, 2013 (6:30 p.m. onwards)