Monday, 27 March 2017

Millennials: Contributing Towards Elder Friendly Society in India

Often millennial generation (people born between early 1980s to early 2000s) is perceived as materialistic and self-centred, however both recent researchers and my personal experiences point out to the contrary. The millennials along with being go-getters are also a socially conscious generation who are not only concerned about senior citizens but are also empathetic towards their needs.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

I Am 73 and Being Active is My Motto in Life

Sharing a snippet from a recent story on Active Ageing on

People call me James. I am basically from Chennai and have been staying in Hyderabad for a long time. I am 73 years old now and love to lead an active life. I did B.Com and have worked as a Stenographer in many public and private companies. I retired from my job in 2004 but continued to work post retirement. Currently, I am working with ‘Life Circle Senior Services’ which is based in Hyderabad. In terms of age I am the eldest employee there. All my colleagues respect me and my work. I am very thankful to the organization for helping me in leading a productive and dignified life.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Happy Holi! Wishing you a healthy and joyful life ahead

Senior Express ( wishes everyone a very Happy Holi. Holi is not only a festival of colours but also a sign of joy, happiness, hopefulness and love. Lets celebrate an environmental friendly Holi with our friends and family, especially the elder ones who look forward to this festival for spending a quality time with family. We strongly believe that along with celebration, festivals are an occasion for family gatherings and inter-generational bonding which plays an important role in the promotion of positive and healthy living.

This Holi lets spread joy and happiness in the life of our loved ones.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Poor Health Insurance Coverage Amongst Senior Citizens: A Cause of Concern

In general, India has low health insurance coverage (less than 4%). This becomes an acute concern for the elderly population where the coverage drops down to less than 1%. With increase in longevity this is going to become a serious issue in coming times.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Aunty 72: A Marathon Runner from Mumbai

Sharing an inspirational story of  Mrs. Primla Hingorani who is popularly known as Aunty 72. Her journey with Marathons started more than a decade back when she took part in the 10 km Dadar Marathon, where she stood first. This was followed by her participation in the very first Standard Chartered Marathon, which she truly enjoyed and haven’t missed its yearly series ever since.

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Monday, 20 February 2017

'Tirath Darshan' Scheme for Elderly by Haryana Tourism Department:

A very interesting pilgrimage related scheme has been recently announced by the Haryana Tourism Department for the senior citizens(60+) belonging to all religions in Haryana.

As per the scheme, the department would bear the entire cost of tour of senior citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line(BPL) families and for senior citizens belonging to non-BPL families, it would bear 70 per cent of the cost only.

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

105 year old Lady ended open defecation in her village

This post is in honour of 105 year old Mrs. Kunwar Bai Yadav, who built a toilet in her house by selling off her goats and encouraged others in her village in Chhattisgarh to stop defecating in open by building toilets in their house too. Last year she was also honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for such a great act of her towards cleanliness.

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

100 Year Old Married Couple Living Happily and Ageing Gracefully

Today on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, a day which is widely celebrated in the name of love. I am sharing an article on 100 year old couple Morrie and Betty Markoff from Los Angeles who have been married for 78 years and believe that not just love but care, respect, tolerance and luck plays an important role in running a successful relationship.

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