Old Age Foundation is secular, not-for-profit organization registered under the Societies' Registration Act of 1860 in Delhi located at Dwarka New Delhi. Organization is working for the betterment and development of India through promoting variou programs in India. We make society aware of the concerns of the aged and promote better understanding of ageing issues. We help the elderly become aware of their own rights so that they get their due and are able to play an active role in society.
As a person ages, dependence comes with it, a need of being cared for, looked after and especially companionship becomes the core need of that hour. at this juncture of life a person prone to diseases, infections, allergies, his movement and metabolism slows down, body becomes weak, his physical, social and mental reach is restricted to his family environment and all the of factors of aging take over. And thereby, becoming a physical, emotional and economic liability on the family. As no one in this fast paced world has the time and patience to spend with the old and aging population, and looking after their requirements day and night. The changing times and the emerging manifestation of nuclear families have left most of the Older Persons facing loneliness and alienation. The world is witnessing a marked change in the needs and rights of senior citizens. The advent of better health care and lifestyle has seen a surge in the average lifespan of the population and hence, a longer old age, which translates into a large number of elderly seeking specialized care & attention.
Old Age Foundation seeks to reach out to larger audience of older persons and act as a catalyst of change in bridging the gap between generations and ensuring respectful and comfortable life for old people. Old Age Foundation interacts with older persons and their caregivers at all levels Family, Community and State.
Today India is home to one out of every ten senior citizens of the world. The data on old age dependency ratio is slowly increasing in both rural and urban areas. Both for men and women, this figure is quite higher in rural areas when compared with that of urban areas. The challenge of caring for a growing number of elderly is yet to be faced squarely. As people grow older, especially in developing countries like India, they encounter several problems. Some are physical and obviously age related. Some are due to the social structure; break up of joint family system, poverty, loss of employment, widowhood.
Old Age Foundation works for the welfare of older persons.
> Provides food to poor & destitute older people.
> Provides Medicine to older persons.
> Support homeless & dejected older persons.
> Offers free income generational training to older persons.
Old age is an unavoidable part of our life cycle and should be lived gracefully rather than grudgingly. In today’s fast paced world we only start noticing signs of old age much after the gradual process is well underway.
After retirement most of us develop a psychological complex of having become redundant and unimportant. This changing mind set is actual ageing. On the other hand our physical capabilities also start diminishing gradually . As age sets in it affects our body and many old age related problems start setting in, it is only a question of coming to terms by adapting ourselves to these changes to make life easier and fulfilling.
To provide the necessities of life and shelter for old people.
Advocate for the needs and rights of senior citizens.
Be a helping hand to senior citizens wherever required.
Evolve a sense of moral and social responsibility towards senior citizens.
Old Age Foundation is committed to make a co-ordinated effort with compassion and understanding to transform social attitudes towards senior citizens. The effort is to create the infrastructure to empower every older person.
Never ignore health problems As the saying goes “A stitch in times saves nine”. If proper medical treatment is sought in time it will save the agony and anxiety of family members and help in faster recovery.
Keep proper medical records.
Have Regular check-ups and medicine on time.
Stick to a balanced and nutritious diet.
Old age is no obstacle. Churchill embarked on painting at a very old age. There are many, many world-famous people who became great in their old age. Even Tagore started painting just a few years before he passed away. Previously, he was all the time writing books. Only at the end of his life, he became an artist. At what point people can bloom, we do not know. That is why we say "late bloomers"!
Then again, when we become old, we will get new joy, new inspiration and new delight if we can continue with the good things that we have been doing for years. We may do the same thing every day, but there will be new joy awaiting us every day with our continued practice.