Old Age
Health  /  Published 14.10.20

A fall is dangerous

Q. I hit my toe on the door. The CT scan showed a small hairline crack. The surgeon just taped  the toe with the adjacent one. This is called “buddy taping” and usually is all that i...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Date for little ones with grandparents

Students in the pre-primary and primary sections of a city school set the table for a dinner date with their grandparents, took out pictures from family albums and narrated stories, planted seedlings ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.09.20

Another flag off for Tagore centre, old age home

Foundation stones for two projects that have been dragging on for years were unveiled by urban development and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim along with fire and emergency services minister a...
By Snehal Sengupta in

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.18

The value of India's elderly population

By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.19

Our fascination with ageing

The curiosity to take a peek into the future is as old as time itself. The Narcissistic beings that humans are, few things are as alluring to them as the curiosity about their own future self. One onl...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 31.03.20

Keep the elderly safe from the coronavirus

In the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, the general impression was that the virus was mostly fatal to the elderly and/or people who had some underlying health conditions. Social media cess pits f...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.19

Senior citizens’ home Snehodiya opens doors in New Town

Snehodiya, the senior citizen’s home in New Town, was formally inaugurated by minister Firhad Hakim on June 25. The first citizens — the Ghoshes — had started living here from June 15 but on Tue...
By A staff reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.19

Puja debut for Snehodiya residents

Swapno Bhor and Snehodiya jointly held their first Durga puja this year and judging by the amount of enthusiasm members showed, it was difficult to believe this was for, of and by senior citizens. “...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.20

Tips for senior citizens to tackle a fall

Nearly 35 per cent of people aged 65 and above fall each year and falls account for 40 per cent of all injury deaths. No wonder attendance was robust when New Town’s Snehodiya senior citizens’ hom...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.18

Is desire the realm of the young only?

Few things are as illuminating as the reaction of the audience in a cinema hall. In a sequence in Badhaai Ho, Ayushmann Khurrana takes a break from the exertion of bedding his partner and asks — as ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in


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