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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Apply for UN INIA SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY Training in Mumbai April 2016


The dramatic and unprecedented increase in the number of older persons in the World will lead to unique political, economic and social consequences. In developing countries, where by the year 2025 seventy-two per cent of the world’s older persons will live, this demographic development will pose a particular challenge. Although a number of developing countries have initiated various innovative and concrete measures aimed at meeting the needs of older persons, there exists an acute shortage of trained care-givers at all levels in gerontology.
This multi-disciplinary Training Programme in Social Gerontology , designed by an International Expert Group, aims at providing a broad and up-to-date understanding of the complex and far-reaching consequences of mass longevity. Participants are helped to evolve and implement appropriate policies, which will ensure for older persons, a high quality of life in their own society.
The programme consists of lectures and topics dealt with include Population ageing: A global perspective; Key concepts in gerontology; Social aspects of ageing; Economic aspects of ageing; Psychological aspects of ageing; Health aspects of the older persons; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (I): Older persons and development; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (II): Health Promotion and wellbeing; Medical Conditions experienced by the Older Persons; Policies on older persons in India; Maintenance & welfare of parents / Senior Citizens Act of India 2007; Feminisation of ageing; Intergenerational solidarity; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (III): Ensuring enabling and supportive environments; Active-ageing policies for low-income countries; Caregiving of older persons; Communication with older persons; Programmes and schemes for elderly in India; Social Policies and services in the community; Elder Abuse; Quality of life in old age; Dementia & its implications on the individual and the family; Ageing and Disability; Healthy Nutrition in the elderly; Older Persons in the changing role of the family; Socio-economic implications of Population Ageing in India; National Minimum standards for care homes for older persons.
Applications are invited from social workers, academicians, health professionals and others interested in the field of Ageing from SAARC countries.

Following are the pre-requisites for admission to the course:-
1. Adequate knowledge of English Language.
2. Graduates in any field.
3. Experience of/ zeal for working in the field of Ageing/Gerontology       (optional).
4. This course is open for SAARC nationals.

Interested persons may apply on-line through ILC-I’s website www.ilcindia.org. Attached with the application form, you also have to upload the following:-
1. A personal letter (giving reasons for attending the course).
2. Passport size photograph (on White Background).
♦ Closing date for application is 30th March 2016.
♦ Limited seats available.
♦ Hard Copies of degree certificates (to be submitted on the 10th of        April 2016 at the venue of the training programme.
♦ All Applications received will be scrutinized only after the receipt of    full payment of fees.
♦ ILC-I reserves the right to Accept/Reject any Application.
♦ Fees once paid are non-refundable even if the Applicant fails to            attend the course due to any reason.
♦ In case if any Application is rejected, ILC-I will reimburse the full        amount of the fees paid during the period 1st April ,2016 to 10th          April 2016.
♦ Formal Inauguration of the training programme will be on the             afternoon of Sunday the 10th of April 2016. The details of the same     will be communicated later.
Course Fee:
Indian Participants : Early Bird Registration up to 29th February 2016 : Rs. 12,000/-
After 29th February 2016 : Rs. 15,000/-International Participants : Early Bird Registration up to 29th February 2016 : US$ 270 After 29th February 2016: US$ 300
1. This payment covers the course fee (which includes Tuition Fees     and Training Kit) plus Lunch and Two Teas per day for the period of the Training Program (11th to 15th April, 2016)
2. Accommodation and other arrangements to be made by the participants.

Application Form: http://ilcindia.org/application-form/
Payment Details: http://ilcindia.org/payment-details/

International Longevity Centre-India
CASP Bhavan, Survey No. 132/2, Plot No. 3, Pashan Baner Link Road, Pashan Pune : 411 021.
Telephone No: +91 – 20 – 25862845 / +91 – 20 – 65002595
Email : longevetic@gmail.com Website: www.ilcindia.org

Source: http://ilcindia.org/more-details/ 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Maharashtra Agrees To Lower Age of 'Senior Citizens' To 60 Years

NAGPUR:  The Maharashtra Government today agreed to lower the age of attaining senior citizenship from 65 years to 60 years in order to bring it on par with the central government.

"The decision will come into effect from March 2016," Minister for Social Justice Rajkumar Badole announced in the state Legislative Assembly here.

During a discussion on the calling attention motion brought by Congress legislator Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and others, members cutting across party lines demanded that the state government should lower the age of citizenship to 60 years, on par with the Central Government.

"The government brought a Senior Citizen policy way back in 2013 and but it has not been implemented in letter and spirit," the members complained.

BJP member Medha Kulkarni, Congress legislator Varsha Gaikwad, Madhukar Chavan, Nabi Abdul Sattar and others insisted that there was a need for pensionable age being reduced from 65 years to 60 years on par with Central Government's Indira Gandhi Pension Scheme.

Sensing the mood of the entire House, Mr Badole agreed to bring it on par with Centre the age to 60 years and said it would be implemented from March 2016.

Vijay Wadettiwar of Congress demanded that elders, those staying in government-recognised shelter home for elders, are getting a meagre help of Rs. 900 per month for their clothing, meals, bedding and medicine which was quite insufficient. He demanded that it should be raised to Rs. 2,000 per month.

Mr Badole informed the House that there was a proposal to increase it to Rs. 1,500 per month.

Ashish Shelar of BJP sought to know whether the government has intends to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and when the State Council for Older Persons would be set up.

Replying to that Mr Badole said, "a decision regarding the Awareness day will be taken in three months and the Council will be set up within one month."

Courtesy: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/maharashtra-agrees-to-lower-age-of-senior-citizens-to-60-years-1255234

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Silver Innings Legal Advice Clinic, a Diwali Gift to Senior Citizens and their Family

Silver Innings Legal Advice Clinic
 Advice, Awareness, Advocacy, Empowerment (AAAE)

We at Silver Inning Foundation are Happy To Announce ‘Silver Innings Legal Advice Clinic’ on every 4th Saturday of the Month from 3pm to 4pm, starting from Saturday 28th Nov 2015. This is an perfect Diwali Gift to All #Mumbaikar #Seniorcitizens and their family members, Open to all age group. 

Silver Innings since 2008 is working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.

Understanding that right legal advice is always sought after and legal advice is expensive and people get trapped with unlikely circumstances and that many cases can be solved before reaching the courts, we at Silver Inning Foundation in our continuous effort to empower and help our Elders and their family members have tied with leading Legal and Human Right Activist Advocate Aileen Marques to provide once a month ‘Legal Advice Clinic’. This clinic would not only provide Right Legal Advice but also provide Legal Literacy program viz. Awareness, Advocacy, Empowerment (AAAE) for the overall benefit of the community. 

Charges: For APL subsidize charges will be Rs.100/- and for BPL it will be Rs.50/-  per advice.

Our Legal Advisor Advocate Aileen Marques & Associate and Counselor Mrs. Vaishali Sant will be available every 4th Saturday of the Month from 3pm to 4pm at our office: Silver Inning Foundation, Bldg.No. J -47/48, Shop no. 10, Poonam Sagar Complex CHS LTD, Opp.Navagraha Bldg, Road Behind Allahabad Bank,  Mira Road – East. India. Pin: 401107.

As part of the clinic, the following service would be provided:
•         Legal Advice,
•         Pre-Litigation Settlement,
•         Negotiation & Mediation
•         Legal counseling,
•         Legal advice to clients referred through the students.
•         Identifying appropriate laws, and the legal options that may be explored
•         Legal awareness

Legal Literacy program would have 3 aspects:

1. Awareness First: Legal Education is what we uphold and encourage. We believe that legal awareness is the need of the hour. As citizens and as human persons, we must be aware of our human rights-our basic and fundamental rights. Only if we are aware of our rights, can we assert them and empower ourselves. Rights and Duties are basic to our existence and only when we know what we must do, we can fulfill out duties and exercise our rights.

2. Empowering Trainers: Grass-root workers encounter many challenges during their work and very often social-work needs legal technicalities. The organisations they belong to cannot afford high-end training. Through para-legal sessions, we enable such social engineers learn some basics of law.

3. Advocacy Force:  We are working towards busting the myths that Law and Rights are a luxury of a few and that legal recourse is an exhaustive and expensive affair. Working with the system is as important as legal education. We find it appalling that educated persons holding high posts, don’t bother to know their rights until arrested, women rarely take note of the legal provisions until forced by cruelty or abuse. Very few non-lawyers will actually visit Courts until one day they are dragged to court for some litigation.

Topics for Legal awareness training:
a. Rights of Senior citizens and accessibility to law
b. Gender and Law
c. Child Sexual Abuse
d. Domestic Violence
e. Sexual Harassment at Workplace
f. Sexual Harassment on streets and in Public
g. Inheritance related laws, Will, Gift deed etc.
h. Tobacco related law
i. Legal procedures and basic legal information
j. Marriage and Divorce Laws
k. Women empowerment and Human Rights
l. FIR, NC and Role of the Police
m. Maintenance related laws
n. Juvenile Justice Act, child abuse and adoption
o. Child Safety and Protection

For Query and Appointment Contact us: 
Mobile: 8879884807 / 9987104233 (Mon to Fri 11am to 5pm) 
Email: silverinnings@gmail.com 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Excellent Career Opportunity to work with Elders at 'Silver Innings' in Mumbai

Silver Innings is Mumbai base Social Enterprise Working with Senior Citizens since 2008, it is working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.

Post: Project Coordinator & Social Worker

Place: HQ: Mira Road / Mumbai

Work days: 6 Days a week

Time: 9.30am to 6pm. Saturday half day

Package: Salary Rs.15,000/- + TA + local mobile .

Probation: 6 months

Commitment: Minimum 2/ 3 years Contract. Outstanding work will be considered for extension.

Joining: Candidates who can Join Immediately or by 1st Dec 2015, should only apply

Qualification: Graduate / Post Graduate in Social Work, Sociology

Qualification in Mental Health, Gerontology, Psychology, Para Medical exposure will be an added advantage.

Age Limit: 25 yrs and above

Experience: Minimum 1 year preferred. Experience in Elder care facility/homes/NGO will be an added advantage. Candidates with more than 3 years experience need not apply.
Vacancy also open to Fresher’s with long term commitment with Salary of 12,000/- pm.

Preference: Candidates living between Virar and Andheri should only apply and Resident of Maharashtra and Mumbai based need only apply

Requirement: An understanding attitude with a positive mind set and Empathy towards all and commitment to work for Elderly is a primary requisite.

Candidates must be dynamic, articulate, quick learner, self starter, Pro active, Progressive, Non materialistic, and open to new ideas, Technology friendly and with passion for working with elderly.

Job involves frequent travel between Bhayandar and Virar and different of Mumbai, Thane and Palghar District, Initiation and Co-ordination of different projects and facilities, Conducting surveys, Writing reports/proposals, Conducting volunteers meetings, Managing and coordinating with volunteers, Representing at various forums, Handling dementia/Alzheimer's cases and Elder abuse case work, Counseling, Attending conference/seminar, Organizing/Conducting Workshop, Lecture, Talks, Coordination with government authorities, Handling CSR projects, Networking and Advocacy, Fund Raising, Event management, Leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate team/teams.
Must be good listener, computer and Internet literate with good oral and written skills of English language, interested in creativity - music, arts, dance etc. ready to work beyond working hours if required. Knowledge of Marathi and Hindi is must, any other language will be added advantage. Must be willing to travel anywhere in India.

Job Satisfaction Guaranteed !!!!  

Last day to Apply: 20th Nov 2015 by EMAIL ONLY

Interested candidates may please submit their CV, with a passport size photo and 2 references by email ONLY to silverinnings@gmail.com with the subject line indicating Project Coordinator – SI

No phone calls in this regard will be accepted and application by post/courier will not be entertained.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If selected, offer letter will be given with job details of Roles and Responsibilities and Salary.

Interview to be held at Mira Road office.

Sailesh Mishra

Friday, November 6, 2015

7 Signs Your Aging Parents Need Extra Help

While their 84-year-old father recovered at a rehabilitation facility after landing in the hospital with symptoms of a mini-stroke, the Jones (not their real name) siblings took the opportunity to do some cleaning at his house.

Opening the fridge, they were shocked to find layers of mold, hardened food and multiple jars of the same item in varying states of decomposition. They knew solo living had become challenging for their dad, but they didn’t realize the extent of the decline.

“The two biggest reasons for geriatric decline are depression and dementia,” says Amy Fuchs, elder care consultant and licensed clinical social worker in Saddle River, N.J. Depression can set in when older people feel isolated and lonely, and often may be grieving the recent death of a friend.

“Their friends are dying around them, and they’re also fully aware they can’t do what they used to do,” Fuchs says. Early dementia may be subtle and tricky to spot if you don’t live nearby and see your parents regularly. It might look like bouts of confusion, as the Jones siblings thought.

Pay Attention
Often, it takes a medical crisis to spearhead conversations about new needs. But you’ll likely notice signs indicating your parents aren’t as independent as they once were. Elders who want to remain in their home may not admit they need help for fear of being encouraged into an assisted living situation. But letting things go too far can precipitate a crisis situation.

Here are seven common signs to watch for: http://www.nextavenue.org/7-signs-your-aging-parents-need-extra-help/

People 90+ Tell Med Students What They Need From Doctors

(This article previously appeared on Kaiser Health News and NPR.)

When doctors told Robert Madison his wife had dementia, they didn’t explain very much. His successful career as an architect hardly prepared him for what came next.

“A week before she passed away her behavior was different, and I was angry because I thought she was deliberately not doing things,” Madison, now 92, told a group of nearly 200 students at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. “You are knowledgeable in treating patients, but I’m the patient, too, and if someone had said she can’t control anything, I would have been better able to understand what was taking place.”

Belle Likover recounted for the students how she insisted when her husband was dying of lymphoma that doctors in the hospital not make decisions without involving his oncologist. “When someone is in the hospital, they need an advocate with them at all times,” said Likover, who turns 96 next month. “But to expect that from families when they are in crisis is expecting too much. The medical profession has to address that.”

A Short Course on Life Over 90
Madison and Likover were among six people all over the age of 90 invited to talk to the second-year medical students this month. The annual panel discussion, called “Life Over 90,” is aimed at nudging students toward choosing geriatric medicine, the primary care field that focuses on the elderly. It is among the lowest-paid specialties, and geriatricians must contend with complex cases that are time consuming and are often not reimbursed adequately by Medicare or private insurance. And their patients can have diseases that can only be managed but never cured.

Read more: http://www.nextavenue.org/what-people-90-told-med-students-they-need-from-doctors/

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Senior Citizens Jeevan Saathi Sammelan 2015 : Matrimonial and Companionship

Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point in association with Silver Inning Foundation presents its 2nd edition of ‘Senior Citizens Jeevan Saathi Sammelan’, a senior citizens match making for marriage and live-in event on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Mumbai.

The programme is for 50+ age group, who are unmarried, divorced or widowed and seek the company of a soul mate. Prior registration is compulsory and entry is free for all caste, gender, religion, creed, sex, faith, community, disability and location across the country.

Why do we need this event?
With nuclear families becoming the order of the day, senior citizens are often left to fend for themselves, even in times of need. Isolation, the feeling of rejection, gradually cause them to withdraw from active social lives; they retreat into their solitary cocoons, often falling into depression. It can be a lonely and depressing old age for those who are divorced or have lost their spouse. By taking up this initiative, we hope to help elderly singles find a suitable companion and enter into matrimony.

People interested to participate in this event to find their companion have to fill an application form and submit with required documents. All forms have to be submitted prior to the event with the required documents, viz.
1.Two passport size photos
2. Any Government approved ID Card copy
3. Resident proof copy
4. Unmarried affidavit
5. Death certificate of the spouse/Divorce certificate.

Please note: Submission of documents does not guarantee ENTRY at event. It also does not indicate that the form is accepted and confirmed. We will call or email the applicant to confirm acceptance of his/her form. No entry will be given without prior registration.

Applications will be accepted on first cum first served basis. Last date to apply with filled form and documents: 30th November 2015.

Contact us for form and query: Silver Innings, Bdlg: J/47-48, Shop no. 10, Opp. NavgrahaBldg, Lane behind Allahabad Bank, Poonam Sagar Complex, Mira Road East. Mumbai. Pincode 401107.
Tel : 9833344359 / 8879924359 (Mon to Sat 11am to 5pm). Email: silverinnings@gmail.com

You can Apply Online athttp://theseniorcitizen.in/register-here/ or send us by courier or email at above address. You can also Download the Form from http://goo.gl/AOUedW

Event Venue: Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, 122-A, J K Sawant Marg, Opp Bombay Glass Works, Next to YashwantNatyaMandir, Dadar - Matunga West, Mumbai 400 016.

Time: 10am to 6pm (registration at 9am).

This Event is Supported by: FESCOM, AISCCON, HELPAGE INDIA, 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, The Metrognome and Rotaract Club.

Disclaimer: Silver Innings, Rotary and any of the partners are not responsible for any misrepresentation/cheating. Participants are requested to do a thorough background check before going ahead with a formal relationship. Legal advice and counseling is suggested for any relationship.

A good companion shortens the longest road

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