Elderly Care Current Affairs, GK & News

Sarthak

NIMHANS and HelpAge India are jointly implementing Sarthak to ensure mental well-being of elderly. Key facts Sarthak is a community-based initiative that provides nurses, healthcare workers and volunteers training on geriatric mental health. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) and an NGO named HelpAge India are collaborating to implement this initiative. Under ..

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T.N. Draft Policy for Senior Citizens

The Tamil Nadu Government has created a draft policy for senior citizens. Under the policy, the government plans to work with academic institutions, field experts and civil society organizations. The policy has been created based on Article 41 of the constitution. Key Features of the policy The policy will focus on social security schemes, health ..

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SACRED Portal made functional

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment operationalised the “SACRED portal” on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2021. Portal has been developed in order to provide a platform for senior citizens in India seeking employment opportunities. Highlights This portal has been developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. SACRED ..

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked on June 15 every year. The day raise awareness regarding abuses (verbal, physical or emotional) suffered by elderly population across the world. Theme This year, theme of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is ‘Access to Justice’. Background The day was started being celebrated in June 2006 following a ..

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Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Draft Bill, 2018: Key Provisions

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Draft Bill, 2018, that will amend the 2007 version of the legislation to expand its scope and provide for more stringent penalties. The provisions of the bill include The Bill expands the definition of children, which currently ..

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