IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Sneha Mankikar
Positive ageing is a part of life that gamut that comprises of many aspects including physical environment, personal safety, physical and mental health, individuality, community attitudes, self-fulfillment.
In order for women to age positively we should
1. It is important to recognize wide range of capacities among aged
2. It is important to understand the needs of older women.
3. Valuing the decisions and regime choices of older women.
4. Safeguarding the interest of defenseless older people.
When the human body reaches middle age, a number of problems and conditions that are the result of advancing years begin. These include wrinkling of the skin, varicose veins, menopause and the body decreased ability to deal with nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, and excess calories.
A number of programs and resources have to be introduced to support positive ageing like
■ Women workforce retaining project
■ Special projects involving older as well as young generation.
■ Planning ahead kit to encourage people in planning their financial, health and lifestyle decisions.
■ Information centers of older women to disseminate information.
■ Protocols to check older women abuse.