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AGEING GRACEFULLY AGEING GRACEFULLY
CONTRIBUTE YOUR PAPER PAPER IN THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON :" ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY AND CARE IN THE LAST PHASE OF LIFE"
ACTIVITIES
ONE WHO ALWAYS SERVES AND RESPECTS ELDERLY IS BLESSED WITH FOUR THINGS: LONG LIFE, WISDOM, FAME AND POWER

Indian Gerontological Association is a non-profit organisation devoted to the well being of senior citizens and research on ageing since last 42 years. The Association came into existence in 1967 and was registered in 1968-69 (Reg.No. 212) under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act. It is also affiliated to International Association of Gerontology.

The need of such an association was anticipated years back and we know how the world over including India, the population of elderly is showing an upward trend. Since this ever-increasing group of population has its own problems in different walks of life it becomes imperative for any balanced and stable society to be concerned about them. And much more importantly any progressive society would like to be enriched by the experience and expertise which only age and time can give. The basic aim of the association therefore, is to plan and execute comprehensive strategies, in order to make elderly live a meaningful life. Although the association has activities for elderly in any section of population, the direction of the efforts is mainly for the unorganised sector of society. With a view to render services for health care, recreational activity, meaningful occupation and attitudinal revision the Association is engaged in:
    1. Publication of a research journal- Indian Journal of Gerontology. Till date we have published 25 volumes.

    2. We run a counseling centre (RAHAT-Relief) for senior citizens.

    3. Organize lectures and seminars to educate elderly people about the diseases, which are common in old age.

    4. We also organise courses on the Preparation for Retirement. The course contains eight modules which includes: 1.Basic information about old age, 2.ageing, health and physical disabilities, 3.Psychological aspect of ageing, 4. Economical aspect of ageing and financial management, 5.Sociological aspect of ageing, 6.Self care practices, 7.Education and awareness building, 8.Issues in care giving.

    5. Organize camps for health check up of the elderly and also organize free eye operation camps.

    6. We are running a Day Care Centre (UMANG) for elderly people of unorganised sector (economically backward class). We also give consultancy to those organisations that are working in this field.

    7. We are engaged in research work related to ageing and the aged.

    8. We have started a health programme for rural elderly. Once in a week homeopathic medicines are given door to door to the senior citizens.

    9. NATIONAL POLICY ON AGEING
    Email: gerontoindia@gmail.com
    Visit our site: www.gerontologyindia.com
AGEING GRACEFULLY - Extending Quality of Life

This Programme has four sections:
    1. Lectures on diseases, which are common in old age.
    2. Organise lecture series to educate care givers about the Elder Care at home
    3. To give training to para - health workers about door to door health service delivery to senior citizens of rural and unorganised sector.
    4. Research Programme :

    This programme has two main objectives:

    • to pursue a broad-based multidisciplinary programme of research designed to generate new knowledge on extending quality life
    • to contribute to the development of policies and practices in the field, thereby making a direct contribution to extending quality life.
Following are the topics of proposed research:
    • Spiritual beliefs & existential meaning in later life: The experience of older bereaved spouses
    • An anthropological investigation of Lay and professional meanings of quality of life
    • Ethnic inequalities in quality of life at older ages: subjective and objective components
    • Evaluating the impact of reminiscence on quality of life of older people
    • Older widow (er) s: Bereavement & Gender effects on lifestyle & participation
    • Loneliness, Social isolation and living alone in later life
    • Empowerment & dis-empowerment: comparative study of urban and rural elderly women.
    • Older women's lives and voices: participation and policy in Indian
    • Social development and ageing: crisis or Opportunity
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