Senior Citizens National Protest Day - a call to action
Dr P Vyasamoorthy sends us this report.
Dismayed by red tape and upset with the tardy implementation of a government
policy concerning them, Indias 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
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/
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
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.
Chappell - retired Piano-teacher in Cape Town, makes this splendid offer
to all U3A members.
to Musicartas Free Piano Lessons
you will find
FREE piano lessons and lots of creative ideas for home study, along with
a wealth of starting points for keyboard improvisation.
and musicians will find music theory lessons you can actually use - like
which chords go together, and why.
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- A bumper crop from Rick Swindell of U3A
The Effects of Wearing High Heels on Women's Legs
Key to How We Learn and Remember potential for Alzheimers
Reverses Age-Related Cognitive Decline
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)
Memory Links to
Less Salt for
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)
That Detect and Produce Sound
No Evidence That
Popular Slimming Supplements Facilitate Weight Loss,
New Research Finds
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
Women's Memory and Brain Function
High Fat Diet
and Risk of Prostate Cancer
Eating Foods Rich
in Vitamin E Associated With Lower Dementia Risk
Low Calorie Diet
Can Extend Lifespan Even If Adopted Later in Life
Fish Oil May Reduce
Risk of Breast Cancer
Increase Attention Span
Virgin Olive Oil
and a Mediterranean Diet Fight Heart Disease by
Changing How Our Genes Function
Low Vitamin D
Levels Associated With Cognitive Decline
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