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A NOT-FOR-PROFIT WORKING FOR THE ELDERLY SINCE 1998
A NOT-FOR-PROFIT WORKING FOR THE ELDERLY SINCE 1998

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As the world marked June 15 as the World Elder Abuse awareness day, Bangalore came together to fight elder abuse alongside Nightingales Medical Trust and Elders Helpline at Lalbagh.

The campaign ‘Unite Against Elder Abuse’ finally concluded with road shows and mime shows at various locations in the city. The mime shows put together by Thespian troupe beautifully brought to life the mute emotions of many ageing elders, their worries and agonies.
The event also witnessed a pledge taking ceremony and formation of human chain to depict support and togetherness towards the cause of elder abuse.

More than 200 senior citizens and youth stood together, hand in hand to pledge against elder abuse, prevent it from happening in their surroundings, timely report it to 1090, respect and honour seniors and educate their family, friends and associates to do the same.

We’d like to thank you for all your support and participating in the ‘Selfie for a good cause’ contest. The Selfie contest has ended and the winners of the contest will be informed via email by our team. Your submissions were heartily welcome and we were happy to see your smiling faces alongside the elderly.

So while you go back to your lives, remember to continue to acknowledge their presence in your life, respect them, don’t neglect them and don’t forget to report cases of elder abuse in your surroundings. 

Elder Abuse is a crime. Report it to Elders Helpline on 1090. All services rendered by the Elders Helpline are free of cost.

#WEAAD2016   #WEAADJUNE15TH2016   #eldersabuseawareness   #elderssupport   #respectelders   #elderlylove   #saveeldersfromabuse   #uniteagainsteldersabuse   #uniteforelders   #eldersabuseprevention   #stopeldersabuse  

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What is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?
According to WHO, around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.
Hence, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. Since then, every year on June 15, this day is dedicated to raise awareness about elder abuse and curb this menace from the society.
Most common types of abuse are:
· Physical abuse
· Sexual abuse
· Psychological abuse
· Financial abuse
· Neglect
On this World Elder Abuse Awareness day, as a citizen and Good Samaritan, how would you like to spread awareness and raise your voice against this societal problem? Share your views and spread the word.

#WEAAD2016   #weaadjune2016   #eldersabuseawareness   #elderscare   #eldersabuse   #elderslove   #supportelders   #weaadjune15   #elderssupport   #eldercare   #elderly  

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Selfie contest for a good cause.

Nightingales Medical Trust of Bangalore announces the Selfie contest for showing your love towards elders. Take a picture with your elders and share to us. (Link shared below)

Exciting prizes also available for winners. Let's rock and roll.

#irespectelders   #WEAAD2016   #WEAADjune15th2016   #WEAADJune15th   #bangalore   #elderslove   #elderscare   #ilovemyelders   #elderlylove   #weaadelders   #worldeldersabusewarenessday  

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What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse can be defined as an act intended to harm an older person by way of physical, emotional or psychological, mental, sexual, neglect or financial distress. Elder abuse includes abuses or harmful acts committed by close family, known relatives, friends, neighbours and paid care givers.

According to the World Health Organization, elder abuse is a problem that exists in both developing and developed countries yet is typically under reported globally. Until recently, this serious social problem was hidden from the public view and considered mostly a private matter. Even today, elder abuse continues to be a taboo, mostly underestimated and ignored by societies across the world.

Keys facts published by WHO reveal that:
• Around 1 in 10 older people experience abuse every month.
• Rates of abuse may be higher for older people living in institutions than in the community.
• Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences.
• Elder abuse is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.
• The global population of people aged 60 years and older will be more than double, from 900 million in 2015 to about 2 billion in 2050.

#weaad   #WEAAD   #elderscare   #eldersabuse   #eldersabusecampaign   #june15th   #june15th2016   #eldersabuseawarenesscampaign    #eldersabuses   #weaadcampaign   #weaadjune15th  
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One of the major problems faced by the elderly today is financial insecurity. About 88% of the aged in our country are not covered under any adequate social security scheme. Therefore, most of them are economically insecure and need to depend on their meagre savings or entirely on their children for sustenance.

In the absence of any such support, many of them suffer loss of independence and self-dignity. But the truth is, many senior citizens of the age group 60-70 years are physically fit and are prepared to work and earn for their living.

Training in basic computer and soft skills can help such elders cope up with the present day job requirements. Utilizing their skills and experience, the society would also be benefited. Unfortunately, our community is yet to recognize this as a social problem and come forward to provide opportunities for seniors to work and earn.


Responding to this social issue, Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT), an NGO actively engaged in age care in Bangalore since 1998, established a unique Centre, Nightingales Jobs 60+ in October 2011.

This Centre has comprehensive facilities to train and promote job opportunities for senior citizens. The services and facilities of the Centre are well utilized and the demand is growing.

#elderscare   #eldersjobs   #elderstraining   #elderlyjobs   #elderlytraining   #nightingalesmedicaltrust   #nightingalescare  

Visit http://www.nightingalesjobs60plus.com for further details
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Many caregivers share that they often feel alone, isolated, and unappreciated. Mindfulness can offer renewed hope for finding support and value for your role as a caregiver.It is an approach that everyone can use. It can help slow you down some so you can make the best possible decisions for your care recipient. It also helps bring more balance and ease while navigating the care giving journey.

-Nancy L. Kriseman
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Today's general public is engrossed by contraptions, efficiency and magnificence, not the wrinkled assemblages of our elderly. Research demonstrates that the absence of touch from a guardian is troubling to the individual getting care.

Those determined to have emotional instability or the individuals who are elderly are appeared to be touched the minimum. Individuals have an expanded requirement for sustaining and touch as they age. The elderly who don't have family adjacent regularly depend on social insurance expert to support them.

Touch is the most created sense when a newborn child is conceived and keeps on assuming an essential part in correspondence advancement all through life.

The advantages of touch:
• Remedial as a type of nonverbal correspondence
• Diminishes tactile hardship
• Expands reality introduction
• Empowers elderly personalities
• Diminishes torment
• Diminishes detachment and helplessness
• Frames a feeling of friendship
• Touch is a superb type of nonverbal correspondence.
• Touch passes on trust, trust, and consolation to patients.
• Parental figures portray an individual sentiment reward when purposefully physically reaching another person.
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