VIJAYA

ANASOOYADEVIATHRISON
Posted September 16, 2017 from United States

My View : Civility of A Society is measured by benchmark how Society and Children treat , look after , and Care for Seniors and Ageing Parents - In the following quote What is within brackets are my own words - From Seniors' Community Center , Maple Valley , King County , Washington State , USA : Economic & Social Benefits Of Aging -- " A major predictor of Nobility of any Community , Family , Society and Government can be found how the most vulnerable section of SENIOR population, Parents are cared for , looked after , and supported by C , F , S , and G ( see the beginning ). Providing good quality supportive care-taking programs for SENIORS is worth the trouble , time , and expense ( remember everyone becomes A Senior in course of Time , Seniors when they were juniors took care of their children and when children become juniors they should take care of their parents - what goes around must come around ). The goal of C , F , S , and G is Health , Well being , (Happiness , Peace & Tranquility , and Comfort) of SENIORS to them Physically, Psychologically,Emotionally, and Socially as happy & well as possible. In The long run this benefits C , F , S , and G in economy , cost saving. World over The Demographic Shift is towards an increasingly older population ( It is the responsibility of C , F , S , and G to support Seniors in keeping them happy , healthy , contented for as long as possible. Unfortunately in Reality the support to Seniors at all levels Family, Community, Society, and Government is declining). My own observation : Maple Valley Senior Community Center is trying it's best to be a role model in that it organizes Yoga , Static Exercises , Healthy Nutritious Meals , Health Check Ups , Field Trips , Counselling in matters of Interest to Seniors , Transportation , Indoor games like Bridge , Carroms , Table Tennis - " All these Programs delay the onset disease , dementia , and death. " Dr. B. Krishna Murthy Ramaraju

"From Sri Roop Narain Mital : It is indeed true that the nobility of any society is judged by the well being of its elders and it has been observed that it is reflected in the well being of the entire community. The reverse is also true. I like to quote the example of Japan. They have the highest proportion of senior citizens in the World- 33%. By 2050 SCn will be almost half of the population - about 45%. They foresaw it 50 years ago and made changes in their system which ensured for their elders social, financial and health security. They are reaping the benefit now. The elders there remain productive till they are mentally and physically fit , not like India where when they are 60+ they are retired and when they become very old they are regarded as a burden and are often abandoned on roads. According to Age Watch of USA Japanese as a whole are the longest living, healthiest and wealthiest people in the World." AnasooyAathreya-SeshaAnjaneya VIJAYAkrishna

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Nakinti
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 16, 2017

Dear ANASOOYADEVIATHRISON,

Thank you for sounding this loud. I am sad about the way younger people treat the elderly these days. Society keeps losing inter-generational cohesion and love. Looks like we forget we are going to get old too, some day. I hope things change some time.

Thank you

Nakinti

ANASOOYADEVIATHRISON
Sep 17, 2017
Sep 17, 2017

Thank You Nakinti B. Nofuru

B.Krishna M. Ramaraju

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 19, 2017
Sep 19, 2017

Dear Anasooyadeviathrison, I strongly agree with you that "Every one becomes a senior in the course of time.' Thanks for sharing you story  and highlighting this very important issue.

Anthea Van Der Pluym
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017

Dear ANASOOYADEVIATHRISON

As someone who loves my mother and her friends dearly, I take on the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi which takes a broken or chipped vessel and painstakingly glues it back together before gilding all of the cracks in gold.  This is done to highlight and treasure our frailty and vulnerability instead of discarding it. These gilded vessels are functionally reused in the home and revered.  

Thanks for sharing your feelings. 

Anthea Van Der Pluym

ANASOOYADEVIATHRISON
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017

Thank You Ngassa Sophie Monkam and Anthea Van Der Pluym

In Memory of VIJAYAkrishna Lakshmi KAmeswari.

leila Kigha
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017

So so true! 

We tend to forget the elderly in our communities. We overlook their challenges and our institutions are not proactive enough to plan in advance on how to accommodate citizens in this age category. 

The example of Japan is worth emulating. 

Thank you for this write up and for shining a light on this.

ANASOOYADEVIATHRISON
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017

Thank You MS Leila Kigha 

krishna