July 
2010

Our banner picture is of Shree Narayan U3A Allahabad

Here is an important date for your diary:

Senior Citizens National Protest Day, August 16, 2010

The Indian Society of Universities of the Third Age are proud to support this bold initiative on the part of Shri R N Mital, President of APSCCon and Vice-President of AISCCon, who says "It shows that we Elders are united when it comes to a common cause, though we may belong to different Associations, Federations or Confederations. I am therefore, confident that this joint effort by all Senior Citizens of the Country will be a success and we will be able to make the required impact on our Rulers."

Report from Jnanajyothi U3A Bengalaru, by M R Ranagaswamy.
"Law can definitely curb abuse of elders in the family. The enactment of Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens Welfare act gives adequate teeth", argued a group of High School students in a recent debate, sponsored by Jnanajothi U3A. Another group vehemently opposed it, stating that a number of laws exist on paper only, and anyway parents rarely go to court to get redress and they would rather suffer.

A full report on this event and other aspects of Elder Abuse will appear in the August issue of PATRIKA.

J R Gupta writes from Delhi:
For the 1st time, on the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Confederation of Senior Citizens Associations of Delhi (an umbrella body for elders) organised a Candle Light March for drawing the attention of Govt. of India and Govt. of Delhi on 15th June at historical place, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, in which more than 300 Senior Citizens representatives of various Senior Citizens Associations participated from all over Delhi.

From Capt K P Haridasan I.N. (Retd)
Retiring, Retired but not Tired? Life Goes On and On! Complete Information for Senior Citizens’ SECOND INNINGS can be found at www.LifeGoesOn.in

This site is designed specifically for senior citizens to enjoy an active and productive retirement lifestyle. It will also cater those who are over 50 and want to plan their Post Retirement phase.

Information with search facility is available on Hospitals offering concessions for Sr. citizens, Health care, Old age homes categorized, Government policies affecting elders and special equipments & accessories to make life easier.

This site also provides information with search facility on Hobbies one can pursue, job opportunities, new skills one can develop. The Defence special gives information relevant to members of Defence forces.

Dr Sajjan Singh, our ISU3A Executive Chairperson, sends this report.
Chinmaya U3A Rewa in collaboration with Chinmaya Vanaprasth Sansthan held a 5 day camp at the Kalyanika Devsthanam at Vill Dol, shown here, (height 6000 feet) in district Almore from June.6.2010 to June 11, 2010 in the salubrious environment in the Himalyas, where in 60 participants from all over the country attended.

The resource persons were Swami Prashantanand ji, Shri S.S. Agrawal and myself.


Continuing their excellent work with schools, Jnanajyothi U3A Bengalaru recently distributed stationery kits to children of domestic service providers under the VIDYAKIRAN scheme, a Capacity Building project of Senior Citizens.

 

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