Senior Citizens National Protest Day - a call to action

August 
2010

 

Dr P Vyasamoorthy sends us this report.
Dismayed by red tape and upset with the tardy implementation of a government policy concerning them, India’s senior citizens are planning a nationwide agitation a day after Independence Day.

The protest will put forward their demands for concessions in essential services, health cover, higher return on their investments with an in-built compensation mechanism for the increase in the cost of living, dwindling interest rates, and proper implementation of the National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP), 1999, passed as The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens’ Act in 2007. For more, click on
http://centreforlifelonglearningtiss.blogspot.com/2010/07/senior-citizens-plan-to-stand-up-for.html

Hyderabad: Senior Citizens will send post cards to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on 16th August as a part of the National Protest Day to be observed to express their resentment towards the government for its negligent attitude. For further information see http://vyasa-kaaranam-ketkadey.blogspot.com/
The Third Age Trust of the UK has more than 700 local groups and 220,000 individual members. For news of this organisation you can download their quarterly Magazine at U3A NEWS SUMMER 2010.pdf

This report on WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM comes from A K Malhotra, Secretary of Bhavana U3A, Lucknow.
In pursuance of Bhavanas drive of women empowerment, the women wing organized a program to educate the importance of Hygiene of body and cleanliness of environment for girls of a school in Laulai village on outskirts of Lucknow on 9.7.10.

A talk on the subject was delivered and a gift pack containing Toothpaste, Brush, Soaps, Sanitary napkins, Notebook, pencils, Biscuits and chocolates etc were distributed to around 100 girls.

Bob Chappell - retired Piano-teacher in Cape Town, makes this splendid offer to all U3A members.
Welcome to Musicarta’s Free Piano Lessons Online, where you will find FREE piano lessons and lots of creative ideas for home study, along with a wealth of starting points for keyboard improvisation.

Beginner songwriters and musicians will find music theory lessons you can actually use - like which chords go together, and why.

Science Groups: EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other research organizations can bring their most recent news to the media. It also offers its news and resources to the public. It has lots you can download and discuss at your next group meeting. See http://www.eurekalert.org/
RESEARCH GEMS - A bumper crop from Rick Swindell of U3A Online

The Effects of Wearing High Heels on Women's Legs
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100715194407.htm
Uncovering the Key to How We Learn and Remember – potential for Alzheimer’s treatment http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100628101450.htm
Brain Training Reverses Age-Related Cognitive Decline
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100720091153.htm
Three vigorous, 40-minute walks a week over 6 months improves memory and reasoning and spurs the birth of new brain neurons. (thank you Ros Foskey NEAT network)
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/06/18/this-is-your-brain-aging.html
Memory Links to 40 Winks
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100630162359.htm
Less Salt for Everybody
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100715091702.htm
How much do you know about Alzheimer's disease and dementia? Test your
health IQ to find out. (thank you Nancy Pachana – U of Queensland)
http://abcmail.net.au/t/926074/614256/16338/0/
Fibers Created That Detect and Produce Sound
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100712115106.htm
No Evidence That Popular Slimming Supplements Facilitate Weight Loss,
New Research Finds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100712103445.htm
Brain Fitness Program Study Reveals Visual Memory Improvement in
Older Adults http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100714190138.htm
Accurate Way to Predict the Age When Women Will Hit the Menopause
Developed http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100627201251.htm
Obesity Harms Women's Memory and Brain Function
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100714112832.htm
High Fat Diet and Risk of Prostate Cancer
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100714151751.htm
Eating Foods Rich in Vitamin E Associated With Lower Dementia Risk
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100712162556.htm
Low Calorie Diet Can Extend Lifespan Even If Adopted Later in Life
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100715193749.htm
Fish Oil May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100708071349.htm
Meditation Helps Increase Attention Span
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100714121737.htm
Virgin Olive Oil and a Mediterranean Diet Fight Heart Disease by
Changing How Our Genes Function
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100630111035.htm
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With Cognitive Decline
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100712162554.htm

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